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11 September 2013 :: 10:09:27 am 78171

Thais Claim To Have No Time To Read Books

According to the Siam technology research Bangkok youth survey indicated that only 39.27% of people acquired the habit of reading books apart from printed newspapers and textbooks. The main reason behind this is people claim to have no time.
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Prof. Sirisak Chamruman Siam Internet Technology Research Poll Siam Technology College surveyed the Bangkok youth group that took place on 25-31 August, 2013 consisting of 1062 people regarding the teenage book reading behavior. 39.27%indicated that they had read books other than textbooks and newspapers, 33.24% indicated regular reading. 27.49% indicated never reading. As for those that read 78.31% either purchase the book, borrow it from a friend or issue it from the library.

The 37.27% indicated regular reading other than textbooks and newspapers reported on average about 30 to 60 minutes reading per day. The top five of the books are 87.17% for novels, 79.61% entertainment and movie reading, 35.58% magazine, 73.12% literature stories and 69.74% for a general knowledge and documentary reading.

83.25% that reads regularly apart from text books and newspapers usually read to relax their mind from school/work, 80.52% likes reading, 77.14% read because of interesting content 73.25% read because of family interest, 78.42% have no time to read / lazy to read, 71.23% reported no interest among friend or family.

Publishing books through e-book results in 59.79% who from the survey states that they have read books other than textbooks and newspapers through the electronic (E-book), 66.85% agrees with publishing books apart from text books and newspapers through e-book, 32.96% indicated that if the books are published in addition to textbooks and newspapers, electronic media will bring personal reading even more.

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