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Frequency of reading books in Germany 2016-2020

Number of people reading books in Germany from 2016-2020, by frequency

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

2016 to 2020

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking population, private households

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information on base:
German-speaking resident population aged 14 years and older.

Information on random sample:
n (2016)=23,854, projected to 69.56 million.
n (2017)=23,356, projected to 70.09 million.
n (2018)=23,389, projected to 70.45 million.
n (2019)=23,318, projected to 70.60 million.
n (2020)=23,191, projected to 70.64 million.

You can find further information on the methodology of the study here.

The original question was phrased by the source as follows: "How often do you find the time to read a book? Would you say..." (original German question: "Was würden Sie ungefähr schätzen, wie oft Sie dazu kommen, ein Buch zur Hand zu nehmen - würden Sie sagen ...").

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