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Reading Through the Ages | Generational Reading Survey

Reading Through the Ages | Generational Reading Survey

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“When it comes to reading for pleasure, there are plenty of similarities across all age groups. But there are also enough variations in who is reading, how they read, and where they get books, to provide useful information about generational reading habits. LJ conducted a survey of 2,232 readers with at least 400 in each age group—Generation Z (16–22), Millennials (23–38), Generation X (39–54), Baby Boomers (55–73), and the Silent Generation (74–91)—to explore those differences. LJ examined Gen-Z and Millennial readers in depth earlier this year, but the responses across the board are worth looking at.”

 

Q Which statements below describe your relationship to reading?

GEN Z MILLENNIALS GEN X BABY
BOOMERS
SILENT
GEN*
I am always on the lookout for good books to read 50.8% 59.9% 60.0% 63.4% 67.4%
I like to talk about books 49.4% 45.2% 38.1% 27.8% 23.1%
I keep a list of book for future reading 44.6% 39.5% 36.0% 32.8% 33.3%
I am an avid reader 36.3% 47.9% 50.7% 55.7% 58.0%
I read a lot for work or school, but rarely read for pleasure 28.1% 7.9% 6.5% 1.7% 0.5%
I don’t have time to read for pleasure 25.2% 14.3% 6.3% 5.1% 4.4%
*SILENT GENERATION
SOURCE: LJ GENERATIONAL READING SURVEY 2019

Stephen

 

Posted on: January 7, 2020, 5:25 pm Category: Uncategorized