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Average number of books read by U.S. consumers per year April 2017 The statistic shows the average number of books consumers read per year in the United States in 2017. During the survey, 20 percent of respondents stated that they read up to 10 books on average per year. The highest proportion of respondents, 41 percent in total, stated that they read more than 15 books a year. The most avid book readers were those aged 60 and older, as 43 percent of respondents in this age category stated that they read more than 15 books per year. During a worldwide survey among internet users in 17 countries, 30 percent of respondents stated that they read every day or most days. In contrast, just six percent stated that they never read books.
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The statistic shows the average number of books consumers read per year in the United States in 2017. During the survey, 20 percent of respondents stated that they read up to 10 books on average per year. The highest proportion of respondents, 41 percent in total, stated that they read more than 15 books a year. The most avid book readers were those aged 60 and older, as 43 percent of respondents in this age category stated that they read more than 15 books per year. During a worldwide survey among internet users in 17 countries, 30 percent of respondents stated that they read every day or most days. In contrast, just six percent stated that they never read books.
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Release date
April 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
April 4 to April 12, 2017
Number of respondents
1,020 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
English-speaking residential population, who read books or newspapers
Method of interview
Online survey

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