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Average number of books purchased in the Netherlands 2021, by type

How many books do you usually buy annually?

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Release date

January 2022



Survey time period

February 2, 2021 to February 8, 2021

Number of respondents

1,214 respondents

Age group

14 years and older

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Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

The questions were phrased by the source as follows:

K04a: Hoeveel fysieke boeken koopt u ongeveer per jaar? (in English: "How many physical books do you buy on average per year?")
K04c: E-books en luisterboeken kunt u per stuk kopen, maar ook ‘streamen’ via een abonnement. Kunt u aangeven hoeveel van deze boeken u los koopt per jaar en hoeveel u per jaar streamt via een abonnement? (in English: "You can buy e-books and audiobooks individiually, but you can also "steam" them via a subscription. Can you please indicate how many of these books you buy separately per year and how much you stream books via a subscription?").

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