February 1, 2005

News & Opinion: People Still Like to Read

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 8:52 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

I missed this Harris Poll when it originally came out in December, but it says people lots of people still like reading as a pastime. As a matter of fact, 35% of those polled list reading as their favorite leisure activity. What surprised me is that reading is up 7% over 2003 and it is the first increase in the activity in five years.
Have things changed for you? Are you reading more?

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.