Barriers and negative views towards reading in England 2013

This statistic displays the barriers and negative views towards reading among respondents in England in 2013. Of respondents, 26 percent agreed that they "cannot find the time to read," while 51 percent of respondents strongly disagreed with the statement that "reading is pointless."

To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements…?

Strongly disagreeDisagreeAgreeStrongly agree
I often start reading a book, but get bored after a few chapters16%48%29%7%
I cannot find the time to read23%42%26%9%
Reading is hard work32%52%14%3%
I cannot find things to read that interest me34%51%12%3%
I find reading boring40%45%11%4%
I read all day at work so I don't want to read when I get home35%54%9%2%
I think reading is pointless51%43%4%2%
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Source

Release date

March 2014

Region

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

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