Only a third of Poles read books: report
PR dla Zagranicy
Only around 37 percent of Poles read at least a single book last year, according to a report published by the Polish National Library.
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“The group of people who have had any contact with books has stabilised to roughly the same level since 2008,” said Tomasz Makowski, the director of the National Library.
“In retrospect, it's clear that between 2004-2008, the number of people who read at least one book a year dropped dramatically, and over that time the percentage of readers had dropped from around 55 percent to about 40 percent,” Makowski said.
“At the same time, the percentage of intense readership – those who read seven or more books a year – has decreased dramatically. A decrease from about 22 percent [since before 2004] to about 10-11 percent,” he added.