Breakdown of reasons for not reading more books in France 2015

This statistic represents results of a survey conducted in France in February 2015 about the reasons why respondents did not read more books. The main reason, cited by 72 percent of respondents, was the lack of time.

For which reasons aren't you reading more books at the moment?

Yes, absolutelyYes, somewhat
You do not have time47%25%
You prefer to spend more time doing other leisure activities32%34%
You read other things than books (press, blogs, multimedia content)36%26%
You are not interested in reading more books24%15%
Books are too expensive10%20%
You do not feel the need to read13%13%
You have difficulties finding books that you like11%13%
You do not really enjoy reading9%10%
You have been disappointed by previous readings6%11%
The people around you do not read8%7%
You do not have easy access to books (you live far from a library or a bookstore)8%5%
You feel out of place in bookstores or libraries5%4%
You are afraid of reading. You feel that you will not succeed.2%3%
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Release date

March 2015



Survey time period

February 3 to 11, 2015

Number of respondents

1,012 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

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