Media read by young people in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014-2016

Proportion of young people reading various media outside of class in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2016

Media read by young people in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014-2016 This statistic displays media read by young people in the United Kingdom from 2014 to 2016. Of school pupils, 30.7 percent reported reading newspapers outside of class in 2014. This number dropped to 22.2 percent in 2016. In 2014, 17.2 percent of children reported they would be embarrassed if their friends saw them reading.
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Proportion of young people reading various media outside of class in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2016

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201420152016
Text messages72.6%70.1%67.4%
Websites60.2%55.5%49.5%
Lyrics50.3%43.1%47.4%
Social networking53.6%49.8%47%
Fiction46.7%44.3%44.2%
Instant messages49.1%45.9%43.5%
Emails50.4%45.5%39.2%
Magazines48.7%43.1%35.7%
Non-fiction34.2%32.2%33.2%
Comics28.6%26.3%25.8%
Newspapers30.7%25.9%22.2%
Blogs21.9%22.3%17.3%
Poems16.7%17.4%17.2%
EAL materials18.7%16.9%16.8%
Manuals19.1%17.1%15.4%
eBooks15.3%13.9%11.1%
201420152016
Text messages72.6%70.1%67.4%
Websites60.2%55.5%49.5%
Lyrics50.3%43.1%47.4%
Social networking53.6%49.8%47%
Fiction46.7%44.3%44.2%
Instant messages49.1%45.9%43.5%
Emails50.4%45.5%39.2%
Magazines48.7%43.1%35.7%
Non-fiction34.2%32.2%33.2%
Comics28.6%26.3%25.8%
Newspapers30.7%25.9%22.2%
Blogs21.9%22.3%17.3%
Poems16.7%17.4%17.2%
EAL materials18.7%16.9%16.8%
Manuals19.1%17.1%15.4%
eBooks15.3%13.9%11.1%
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This statistic displays media read by young people in the United Kingdom from 2014 to 2016. Of school pupils, 30.7 percent reported reading newspapers outside of class in 2014. This number dropped to 22.2 percent in 2016. In 2014, 17.2 percent of children reported they would be embarrassed if their friends saw them reading.
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