Recipient last purchased book(s) in the Netherlands 2017

The statistic displays the results of survey question concerning the recipients of last purchased book(s) in the Netherlands in 2017. As of 2017, the majority of survey respondents bought books for themselves. Three quarters of respondents indicated that their last purchased books were for themselves, whereas roughly 20 percent of respondents had most recently purchased a book as a gift.

For whom did you purchase your last book(s)?*

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Release date

April 2017



Survey time period

3 April, 2017 to 20 April, 2017

Number of respondents

505 respondents

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

respondents who sometimes purchase books

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Voor wie heeft u het boek / de boeken gekocht [laatst gekochte boek]?" (English: For whom did you purchase the book(s) [last purchased book]?)

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

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