How Many Hours Do People Read?

 

These are the countries that read the most.

1 India – 10.5 hours a week.
Fun Fact: The top book of 2016 was “One Indian Girl” by Chetan Bhagat.

2 Thailand – 9.4 hours a week.
Fun Fact: The top genres in Thailand are self-help, live better and healthier how-to’s.

3 China – 8.0 hours a week.
Fun Fact: Literacy in China is 95%. That is still 54 Million peoeple illiterate.

4 Philippines – 7.6 hours a week.
Fun Fact: Top Book of 2016 was “After Lambana,” by Eliza Victoria and Mervin Malonzo.

5 Egypt – 7.5 Hours a week.
Fun Fact: Literacy in Egypt is 93.65%. The highest in 41 years.

6 Czech Republic – 7.4 hours a week
Fun Fact: In 1919, Libraries were mandatory for towns and communities.

7 Russia – 7.1 hours a week.
Fun Fact: 110,000 titles are published each year in Russia by 100 different publishers.

8 Sweden – 6.9 hours a week.
Fun Fact: On average, more than 33% of all Swedes read a book a day!

9 France – 6.9 hours a week.
Fun Fact: 4% of global publishing is done in France.

10 Hungary – 6.8 hours a week.
Fun Fact: Literacy in Hungary has been 98% or 99% since 1980.

Here is the rest of the list!
11 Saudi Arabia – 6.8 hours a week.
12 Hong Kong 6.7 hours a week.
13 Poland – 6.5 hours a week.
14 Venezuela – 6.4 hours a week.
15 South Africa – 6.3 hours a week.
16 Australia – 6.3 hours a week.
17 Indonesia – 6.0 hours a week.
18 Argentina – 5.9 hours a week.
19 Turkey – 5.9 hours a week.
20 Spain – 5.8 hours a week.
21 Canada – 5.8 hours a week.
22 Germany – 5.7 hours a week.
23 USA – 5.7 hours a week.
24 Italy – 5.6 hours a week.
25 Mexico – 5.5 hours a week.
26 United Kingdom – 5.3 hours a week.
27 Brazil – 5.2 hours a week.
28 Taiwan – 5.0 hours a week.
29 Japan – 4.1 hours a week.

Learn more about how many hours a week people in various countries read in this video from Bookstr.

 

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