Different ways to "read"!
While these days most people seem to spend all of their time on their phones, a new survey reveals some good news. It seems folks haven’t given up on reading.
A survey of 2,000 Americans find that 86% of people say they make the effort to read in some way every day. In fact, folks say they spend about two hours a day reading, although that could be, ebooks, newspaper articles or websites, which translates to about 700 hours of reading a year, or 30 full days.
The poll notes that folks 25 to 34 tend to read the most per day, about two hours and 52 minutes, yet 63% of that age group says they don’t feel they have enough time to read, the highest amount of any generation.
- Of course, there are plenty of things that are keeping people from reading as much as they may like, and not surprising, scrolling through social media was named the thing Americans waste their time on most (49%). Other ways they are wasting time include:
- Apps and games on a phone/tablet (30%)
- Watching TV shows (29%)
- Sitting in traffic (28%)
- Constantly checking their phone (26%)
- And it sounds like more folks should consider cutting back on those time wasters to focus on a good book. The poll finds that 71% of people say they’d like to read more than they do, while 67% say they feel accomplished when they finish a good book.
Source: SWNS Digital