Share of people reading books in Finland 2011-2017

This statistic displays the result of a survey on people's reading consumption in Finland from 2011 to 2017. As of 2017, 28 percent of respondents had been reading a book within the previous day. Since 2016, figures include only fiction and non-fiction literature as reading textbooks was excluded from the survey.

Share of people reading books in Finland from 2011 to 2017

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Release date

June 2018



Survey time period

2011 to 2017

Special properties

refers to individuals who were reading a book during the previous day

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

This statistic is based on an annual survey on book reading in Finland. In 2017, the survey had 18,223 respondents aged 15 to 69 years.

* The source adds the following information:
"Data on 2016 are not comparable with earlier data. From 2016 onwards, literature comprises reading of non-fiction and fiction, while earlier included was reading of fiction, textbooks and non-fiction. "

The source does not provide information on the original wording used during the survey. Thus, the wording chosen for this statistic may differ slightly from the one in the survey.

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