Most Reading Countries in the World

NOP World, a market research company, analyzed the global “media habits” of people, that is, how much time they spend watching TV screens, listening to the radio, using computers and the Internet (for reasons not related to work), and reading. Based on these data, we have compiled a ranking of the most reading countries in the world. The results will surprise you!

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Most Reading Countries in the World

10th place. On average, Hong Kong residents spend 6.7 hours per week reading. (Photo: mokastet/flickr.com).

Interestingly, on average, every week around the world, people spend 16.6 hours watching TV, 8 hours listening to the radio, 6.5 hours reading, and 8.9 hours using computers and the Internet (for reasons unrelated to work).

Most Reading Countries in the World

9th place. Residents of Saudi Arabia and Hungary spend 6.8 hours each week reading a book. Pictured: Budapest, Hungary. (Photo: Frans Sellies/flickr.com).

Most Reading Countries in the World

8th place. Residents in Sweden and France spend an average of 6.9 hours per week reading. (Photo: Thierry Beauvir/flickr.com).

Most Reading Countries in the World

7th place was taken by Russia. On average, Russians read 7.1 hours a week. This is a high figure that exceeds the global average of 6.5 hours. (Photo: Sergey Ponomarev/flickr.com).
Such high readability is facilitated by dynamically developing bookselling networks, such as Bukvoed, which today is an innovator in the Russian book industry. Booked is not only bookstores selling children's literature and books for adults, but also book clubs, a cafe for book lovers, an online store, a radio, as well as a unique print-on-demand book printing service.

Interestingly, Russians spend an average of 8.9 hours a week on computers and on the Internet (which is in line with the global average), 15 hours watching TV and 6.6 hours listening to the radio.

Most Reading Countries in the World

6th place. Czech. In this country, residents spend 7.4 hours a week reading. (Photo: Neal Wilson/flickr.com).

Most Reading Countries in the World

5th place. 7.5 hours a week are busy reading the inhabitants of Egypt. Pictured: Cairo. (Photo: Jorge Sanmartín Maïssa/flickr.com).

Most Reading Countries in the World

4th place. Filipinos read 7.6 hours a week. Pictured: Mayon Volcano. (Photo: Rex Montalban/flickr.com).

Most Reading Countries in the World

3rd place. China. Residents of the Middle Kingdom spend an average of 8 hours a week reading a book. Pictured: Shanghai. (Photo: Jéremy/flickr.com).

Most Reading Countries in the World

2nd place. Thais spend 9.4 hours a week reading. (Photo: Kenny (zoompict) Teo/flickr.com).

Most Reading Countries in the World

1st place. The most reading country in the world is India. On average, its residents spend 10.7 hours a week reading books. (Photo: Partha Chowdhury/flickr.com).
And the least read is Koreans, who spend only 3.1 hours per week reading.

Interactive map of world reading (World Culture Score for Reading):

Keywords: Countries | Books | Book readers | World | Society | Education | Science | Habits

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