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Reasons not to read books in Italy 2020

About half of Italian people not reading books during the lockdown in 2020 stated they did not have enough time for this activity. Moreover, 32 percent of the survey sample reported to be a non-reader regardless of the conditions imposed by the pandemic's emergency. About 33 percent of respondents was too worried or scared by the emergency to enjoy reading.

Reasons not to read books in Italy between March and May 2020

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

March to May 2020

Special properties

people who did not read books over the previous 12 months

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview, online survey

Supplementary notes

Up to three answers were possible.
This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Lei mi ha detto di non aver letto un libro negli ultimi 12 mesi. Può indicare per favore per quali ragioni non ha letto di più?"

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