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Quarter of adults ‘have barely read a book in past six months’

14 Feb 2013

According to the findings of a recent poll carried out by Quick Reads, as many as 12 million UK adults struggle with literacy skills and rarely pick up a book.

In a separate YouGov survey, almost one in 10 adults claimed they ‘never read’.

Cathy Rentzenbrink of Quick Reads expressed her concern at the findings, saying:

It’s sad to think that one in four people are in such a reading rut that they hardly ever pick up a book.

The research found those who do read for pleasure find reading enhances their quality of life. In light of this, Quick Reads has released six new £1 titles especially designed to be accessible to struggling readers, as well as those who read infrequently due to time pressures.

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