Canadian kids and teens choosing to read in their free time 2017, by gender

This statistic shows the share of children and teenagers in Canada who choose to read in their free time as of February 2017, broken down by gender. The findings show that as of the date of survey, girls were more likely to choose to read in their free time than boys, with 68 percent of girls aged 6-17 years old saying that they agreed with this statement, compared to 54 percent of boys who said the same.

Share of children and teenagers who choose to read in their free time in Canada as of February 2017, by gender

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Release date

May 2017



Survey time period

January 31 to February 6, 2017

Number of respondents

784 respondents

Age group

6-17 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

For further methodology information please see here:
Statement: When I have free time, I often choose to read. Agree a lot, agree a little

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