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Book readership in Italy 2018-2020

Between 2018 and 2020, the share of Italian people reading printed or digital books decreased from 65 to 58 percent. The percentage was reported to be even lower when respondents referred to the months of March and April 2020, when the national lockdown was enforced. Over the considered period, the book readership declined to 50 percent.

Share of printed and digital books readers in Italy between 2018 and 2020

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Source

Release date

2020

Region

Italy

Survey time period

2018 to 2020

Special properties

people who read books over the previous 12 months

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows:"Parliamo ora in particolare di libri. Pensando agli ultimi 12 mesi le è capitato di leggere, anche solo in parte, un libro di qualsiasi genere non solo di narrativa (come un romanzo, un giallo, fantasy, di graphic novel, ecc.), ma anche un saggio, un manuale, una guida di viaggio o di cucina, ecc. su carta o in formato digitale o audiolibro? E se sì, più o meno quanti?"

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