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.

How many books do you read per year on average?

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Source

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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