January 21, 2020
Last week, we asked you about your offline activity - namely reading. This topic was brought to us by one of our members who is an avid reader and, as book lovers ourselves, we jumped at the chance to explore this topic a little further.
Our results showed that about ⅓ of respondents consider themselves avid readers, and 40% say that they occasionally read books. Only 20% said they rarely read books and a mere 3% said they didn’t read them at all. It has to be said, that we don’t know the actual proportion of ‘bookworms’ in Gibraltar, however, there is a strong argument to suggest that book lovers would likely be more inclined to complete this survey (in fact we had 10 new members on the first day of launching this survey!). This may therefore mean that our respondents are more likely to be keen readers than the general population, and so the following results may be slightly skewed. (But hey, no harm, no foul right?)
The highlights are as follows:
Before we leave you with the results of our last question we would like to tell you about our next survey. You can take part in it here. It is called ‘The good, the bad and the ugly of social media’. This survey is in conjunction with The Gibraltar Chronicle and so results will be in their paper issued the Monday 3rd Feb.
The final question asked respondents to name one of their favourite books. As we expected, avid readers are more likely to read this blog post, we have listed the less common titles (so we removed the likes of ‘Harry Potter’) so as to hopefully inspire you to pick up another good read.
Some of our responses, in no particular order…
Happy reading!! :)