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National Library Board of Singapore has published the National Reading Habits Study 2021
The National Library Board’s National Reading Habits Study 2021 has shown that more adult and teenage residents in Singapore are reading for leisure, compared with 2018. The 2021 Study involved a total of 3,774 respondents – 2,918 adults aged 20 years and above2, 692 older teenagers aged 17 to 19 years old, and 164 younger teenagers aged 13 to 16 years old.
|Key Findings||Adults (aged 20 years and above)||Older Teenagers (age 17 to 19 year old)|
|Read for leisure more than once a week in 2021||95 percent, an increase from 88 percent in 2018||86 percent, an increase from 83 percent in 2018|
|Use video streaming platforms for
ii.keep up with current events
(New question for 2021)
|Book readers who read at least one e-book in 2021||58 percent, an increase from 55 percent in 2018||60 percent, a decrease from 64 percent in 2018|
|“Social Readers” who agree that they enjoy discussing their reads and that reading provides conversation topics.(New question for 2021)||64 percent||58 percent|
NLB Chief Executive Officer Ng Cher Pong, said: “Notwithstanding the impact of the pandemic on our lives and lifestyles over the past two years, but it is encouraging to see that reading and learning are constants for most Singaporeans. The survey also shows that there is growing preference for digital content, especially among the youth. Under LAB25 (Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025), we are evolving and enhancing NLB’s omni-channel service offerings, which will enable our patrons – both young and old – to continue reading and learning anytime and anywhere.”
To view an infographic for the key findings, scroll down the webpage.
To view the full report, click here.
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