Enjoyment of reading books in England 2013, by socio-economic group

This statistic illustrates the enjoyment of reading books in England in 2013, broken down by socio-economic group. Of AB group respondents, 61 percent reported enjoying reading books "very much," while 41 percent of DEs said the same.

How much do you enjoy reading books?

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Release date

March 2014


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

August 2013

Number of respondents

1,500 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* The source indicates: SEG is a classification based on occupation which allows a household to be classified according to the occupation of the Chief Income Earner. It is based on a number of questions around their occupation, the type of organisation they work(ed) for, role, job title, managerial responsibilities and qualifications. The SEG classifications are as follows:
A) High managerial, administrative or professional;
B) Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional;
C1) Supervisory, clerical and junior managerial, administrative or professional;
C2) Skilled manual workers;
D) Semi and unskilled manual workers;
E) State pensioners, casual or lowest grade workers, unemployed with state benefits only.

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