From BookNet Canada Blog:
…let’s look at the top leisure activities for Canadians:Time spent on the internet dropped 4.8% since 2015, though it’s still #1, while time watching TV is seeing its renaissance: after dropping from 30% to 29% in 2015, it has resurged to 33.6% in 2016. As for reading? It’s sitting modestly at #4 in the roster of preferred leisure activities at 21.6%, followed by watching a movie (18.4%) to round out the top five.
When we look at those who selected reading in their top two preferred activities, we find that 73% of respondents identified as women and 27% as men. Women between the ages of 35 and 54 are the most avid leisure time readers.
Interestingly, organized book clubs remain unpopular in Canada; 70% of respondents said they rarely or never participate in a book club or reading group, a number which increased by 6% since last year.