Share of individuals reading books over the last year in Sweden 2009-2019

A survey from 2019 found that 82 percent of Swedish respondents stated that they have read books at least once over the past year. In recent years, this figure slightly decreased. For comparison, in 2015, the share of book readers was 86 percent.

Share of individuals reading books in the last 12 months in Sweden in selected years from 2009 to 2019

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Source

Release date

May 2020

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2009 to 2019**

Number of respondents

1,649 respondents*

Age group

16-85 years*

Special properties

at least once in the last 12 months

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Refers to 2019.
** Every autumn. Figures for 2012, 2013 and 2016 not given by the source.

In addition to postal questionnaire there was the possibility to answer digital via internet.

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