Reasons to buy foreign-language books in the Netherlands 2019

This statistic displays the results of a survey of reasons to buy foreign-language books in the Netherlands in 2019. Participants who occasionally purchase foreign language books indicated that their main reason for doing so was to maintain or learn a foreign language. 35 percent of respondents who buy foreign-language books did so because they want to practice their language skills, whereas just 13 percent did so because they were cheaper in a foreign language.

Why do you sometimes buy books in a foreign language?*

Share of respondents
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

June 25, 2019 to July 1, 2019

Number of respondents

505 respondents

Age group

13 years and older

Special properties

respondents who occasionally buy foreign language books

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Kunt u aangeven waarom u anderstalige boeken koopt?" (English: Can you indicate why you sometimes buy books in a foreign language?)

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