Findings report

This report presents the results of the South African National Reading Survey, conducted in 2023. The National Reading Survey is a nationally representative survey of the adult population aged 16+ which describes the reading practices, preferences and contexts of adults, both in terms of reading for themselves and reading with children in their household. In addition to covering information about frequency, depth and types of reading, access to and preferences regarding reading materials, and attitudes/motivations related to reading, the survey has focus areas relating to library use, digital reading, reading with children and reading language preferences.

Tara Polzer-Ngwato
Lebogang Shilakoe
Katherine Morse
Katie Huston
Nal’ibali Trust
Resource Type
Research reports
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Creative Commons: Attribution Share Alike 4.0