Book genres read most often by young French people in 2016*

Favorite book genres of young people France 2016 This statistic presents the kinds of books that young people prefer to read in France in 2016. In that year, 55 percent of young people said they read novels most of the time, and 53 percent read comics.
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Share of respondents
Novels55%
French comics53%
Illustrated books27%
Mangas23%
Documentaries, encyclopedias22%
Activity books17%
Testimonials and life stories14%
Comics10%
Poetry5%
Plays5%
Other14%
Share of respondents
Novels55%
French comics53%
Illustrated books27%
Mangas23%
Documentaries, encyclopedias22%
Activity books17%
Testimonials and life stories14%
Comics10%
Poetry5%
Plays5%
Other14%
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This statistic presents the kinds of books that young people prefer to read in France in 2016. In that year, 55 percent of young people said they read novels most of the time, and 53 percent read comics.
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Release date
June 2016
Region
France
Survey time period
May 25 - June 1, 2016
Number of respondents
1,175 respondents
Age group
7-19 years
Method of interview
Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)
Supplementary notes
* The question was worded by the source as follows: "What types of books do you read most often? "
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