Enjoyment of book reading in England 2013, by reader segment

This statistic displays the enjoyment of reading books in the United Kingdom in 2013, broken down by segment. 96 percent of respondents who 'love to read' reported enjoying reading books very much, while 43 percent of 'reluctant readers' enjoyed reading books a bit.

How much do you enjoy reading books?

Reader segment*Very muchQuite a lotA bitNot muchNot at all
S1: Bookworms88%11%1%0%0%
S2: Love to read96%4%0%0%0%
S3: The magazine generation53%36%9%1%0%
S4: Given the chance...95%5%0%0%0%
S5: Joe average57%39%4%0%0%
S6: Reluctant readers2%39%43%12%3%
S7: No time to read48%47%5%0%0%
S8: Don't like reading1%15%46%36%2%
S9: Don't read0%0%2%27%72%
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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

* S1: 'Bookworms' = 6 percent; S2: 'Love to read' = 15 percent; S3: 'The magazine generation' = 14 percent; S4: 'Given the chance...' = 8 percent; S5: 'Joe average' = 17 percent; S6: 'Reluctant readers' = 10 percent; S7: 'No time to read' = 10 percent; S8: 'Don't like reading' = 11 percent; S9: 'Don't read' = 10 percent.
The source provides definitions of the reader segmentation model used on page seven of the Booktrust Reading Habits Survey report.

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