The All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM) published a study by the Day of book lovers, from which it follows that over two years the average number of books read by Russians over the past three months has decreased from seven to five. This was reported on the website of the center.
Of the 1600 respondents, 53% said the exact number of books they had read in three months, 42% said they had not read a single one. The average number of books read is five; two years ago, Russians read seven books during this time. In 2014, this one. the indicator was at the level of 2019.
38% last bought a book more than a year ago, 22% – no more than a month, 11% do not buy books at all. The average number of books purchased over the past year is eight. The most popular genres: history books, historical novels, biographies, nurseries, textbooks, detective stories and science fiction. Bibles and religious literature are bought by 2% of Russians.
Most often, Pushkin, L. Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Bulgakov, Lermontov, Chekhov and Gogol are recommended for reading.