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Average reading time of people across the world

​The average reading time

The X (formerly Twitter) page of ‘World of Statistics’ recently revealed the hours spent reading, per person, per week and the statistics might surprise you. Surprisingly, countries like the UK and the US are not even in the top 10!

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​What do statistics say?

Here we list 10 countries, in descending order with the maximum reading time, per person, per week.

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Hungary

On number 10, we have Hungary with a reading time of 6 hours 48 minutes per person, per week which averages to about an hour a day.

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France

Next up on number 9 there is France with a reading time of 6 hours 54 minutes per person, per week. This one too averages to about an hour a day.

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Sweden

On number 8, the statistics have placed Sweden with equal time to France of 6 hours, 54 minutes.

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Russia

On number 7 on the list is Russia with a reading time of 7 hours 6 minutes per person, per week. With reading an hour per day, the Russians sure seem pretty knowledgeable.

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​Czechia

On number 6 we have Czechia with a reading time of 7 hours and 24 minutes per person, per week which is just a little above an hour a day.

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​Egypt

Making it to the top 5 there is Egypt with a reading time of 7 hours and 30 minutes per person, per week.

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Philippines

The 4th country on the list is the Philippines with a reading time of 7 hours and 36 minutes per person, per week. Spending just above an hour everyday on reading, the people of Philippines seem like another knowledgeable bunch.

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China

Making it to the top 3 we have China with 8 hours of reading, per person, per week. The statistics average out to an hour and about 15 minutes per day! No wonder the Chinese are exceptionally intelligent.

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Thailand

Clenching the second spot, we have Thailand with a staggering 9 hours 24 minutes per person, per week.

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India

And for the name everyone waited for, India has the first spot in the list with a reading time of a whopping 10 hours 42 minutes per person, per week. Averaging to about an hour and a half everyday, Indians are well learned and well-read.

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