Average reading time in the U.S. 2018-2019, by employment status

In 2019, full-time employed consumers spent an average of 0.15 hours (nine minutes) reading per day, marking no change since 2018. Meanwhile, the average daily reading time among unemployed U.S. consumers reached 25.8 minutes, up slightly from the previous year.

Average daily time spent reading per capita in the United States in 2018 and 2019, by employment status

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018 and 2019

Age group

15 years and older

Supplementary notes

Data for 2018 comes from previous reports.

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