Striking results regarding changing reading habits in Iceland

11. December, 2023

This is the seventh year that Icelandic reading habits and attitudes towards reading and literature are examined in a large-scale survey

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The image shows that the use of audio books has increased by 145% in the last 6 years and the reading of books has decreased by 17%.

A new reading survey by the Center for Icelandic Literature, in collaboration with major parties in the literature field, reveals that the nation reads or listens to an average of 2.4 books per month and spends 30 to 60 minutes a day doing so. The main change in reading habits is a significant increase in the use of audio books. It is also worth noting that the group that has read little or nothing is growing.

The complete results of the survey can be accessed here.  (PDF in Icelandic)  




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