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Reasons to read books for fun in the Netherlands 2019

The statistic displays the results of a survey of reasons to read books for fun in the Netherlands in 2019. As part of the survey, participants were asked for their main reasons to read books for fun. As of 2019, the majority of respondents indicated that they read in order to relax. 76 percent of respondents read for relaxation, and just under 40 percent indicated that they read for fun in order to indulge in a little daydreaming, whereas ten percent of respondents read in order to stay up to date with the current events.

What are your reasons to read books for fun?

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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

January 4, 2019 to January 10, 2019

Number of respondents

1,015 respondents

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

respondents who read books occasionally in the free time

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Vanuit welke reden(en) leest u boeken (papieren dan wel e-books) voor uw plezier in de vrije tijd" (English: What are your reasons to read books for fun in your leisure time?)

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