Most popular book reading locations in France 2019

Where and when do French people read? It appears that most of people in France read at home. They were 95 percent to state that they usually read in the place they live. However, a lot of respondents also read during long journeys, during a flight or in a train.

Reading appears to be one of the favorite leisure activities of people in France. Books seem to have a lot of benefits. Reading is a hobby, but French people also perceive it as a way to discover and learn new things. This, might explain why the most popular reading genre in the country was DIY, leisure and lifestyle books.

Under what circumstances are you accustomed to reading books?

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

January 11-22, 2019

Number of respondents

944 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

Book readers

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

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