Favourite book genres among boys and girls in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2012

Book genres young people like reading in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012,  by gender This statistic displays book genres young people liked reading in the United Kingdom in 2012, by gender. Girls were more likely to like to read romance and animal stories than boys. Of girls, 55.4 percent reported liking to read horror genre books.
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BoysGirls
Comedy57.2%55.3%
Adventure55.1%55.4%
Horror43.4%44.4%
War/spy stories40.9%17.6%
Crime34.4%29.9%
Sports stories33.7%9.2%
Science fiction28.3%20.9%
Animal stories12.4%27.2%
Romance6.4%49.2%
BoysGirls
Comedy57.2%55.3%
Adventure55.1%55.4%
Horror43.4%44.4%
War/spy stories40.9%17.6%
Crime34.4%29.9%
Sports stories33.7%9.2%
Science fiction28.3%20.9%
Animal stories12.4%27.2%
Romance6.4%49.2%
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This statistic displays book genres young people liked reading in the United Kingdom in 2012, by gender. Girls were more likely to like to read romance and animal stories than boys. Of girls, 55.4 percent reported liking to read horror genre books.
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Release date
October 2013
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
November 12 to December 7, 2012
Number of respondents
34,910*
Age group
8-16 years
Special properties
school children
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
* All (n= 34,910); Boys (n= 17,618); Girls (n= 17,292).
The source did not provide the original survey question.

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