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Reasons for reading among book readers in France 2019, by gender

This statistic display the results of a survey concerning readers' motivation for reading books in France in 2019, by gender. It reveals that men and women had different reasons for reading books. Indeed, 35 percent of male readers stated that they read books to deepen their knowledge, whereas only 25 percent of women did read books for the same reason. In contrast, the share of women who declared that they read books to enjoy themselves was seven points higher than among men.

Four main reasons for reading books among French readers in 2019, by gender

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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)

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "What is your main reason for reading books?"

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