Breakdown of importance given to book reading in France 2015, by age

This statistic display results of a survey conducted in France in February 2015 about the purposes of reading books. For each purpose mentioned above, the percentage refers to the share of respondents who considered this purpose of reading as very important. Results reveal that the importance given to these reading purposes varied according to the age group. For instance, the share of respondents aged 50 to 64 who considered that reading books in order to be happy and fulfiled was very important was over two times higher than the one among respondents aged 25 to 34.

Importance given to purposes of reading books in France as of 2015, by age

15-24 years25-34 years35-49 years50-64 years65 years and older
To enjoy oneself39%51%63%67%60%
To learn/discover new things50%46%51%49%51%
To be happy and to be fulfiled13%14%27%35%33%
To succeed in your professional life20%24%22%26%24%
To be well seen by society8%8%9%10%7%
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Source

Release date

March 2015

Region

France

Survey time period

February 3 to 11, 2015

Number of respondents

1,012 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

respondents who cited these purposes as very important to them

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide the number of interviewed respondents.

The shares corresponds to the respondents who stated that the corresponding purpose of reading was very important to them.

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