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Children reading books at least one day a week in Sweden 2018-2019, by age and gender

Nearly half of Swedish children read books at least one day a week. This is the result of a survey from 2018 to 2019. In general, girls read books more often than boys. The share of female children reading books once a week amounted to 49 percent, while the corresponding figure for male children was 47 percent.

Share of children reading books at least one day a week during their spare time in Sweden from 2018 to 2019, by gender and age

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

2018 to 2019

Age group

12-18 years

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Under en vanlig vecka hur ofta brukar du på din fritid: Läsa andra böcker än skolböcker? / How often do you read other books than school books in your free time?"

The source does not specify the number of respondents.

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