Reading is an important part of life, and it is no surprise that the UK is home to some of the world’s most avid readers. According to a recent survey, two in five (43%) Britons say they read for pleasure at least once a week, with a third (35%) doing so multiple times and 19% of UK adults reading every day.
Interestingly, the age group that reads the most in the UK is the over 55s. 34% of Brits over 55 say they read at least once a day, compared to just 7% of 18 to 24 year olds. This could be due to the fact that older generations are more likely to have the time and inclination to read, as well as the fact that they are more likely to have access to physical books.
The survey also found that men are more likely to read than women, with 47% of men saying they read at least once a week compared to 39% of women. It is also interesting to note that people in the South East of England are the most likely to read, with 48% of people in this region saying they read at least once a week.
Overall, it is clear that the over 55s are the most avid readers in the UK, with 34% of this age group reading at least once a day. This could be due to the fact that they have more time and access to physical books, as well as a greater inclination to read.