Average Time Spent Reading in 2006

  Hours/minutes spent reading
Weekdays Weekends and holidays
Total, 15 years and over :20 :26
 15 to 24 years :07 :10
 25 to 34 years :09 :11
 35 to 44 years :12 :16
 45 to 54 years :17 :24
 55 to 64 years :30 :39
 65 years and over :50 1:07
Source: National Endowment for the Arts, To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence, November 2007.

Percentage Who Read Almost Every Day for Fun Trends in Reading and Publishing Percentage of Time Spent Reading While Using Other Media
Average Time Spent Reading in 2006


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