Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper coducted a survey "How Many Books Do You Read in a Month? (except magazine)" in September. According to it, 46% of Japanese people do not read any books in a month. Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper also asked them "Why don't you read books?" The following is the survey result of the reasons why people don't read books.
Table: Reasons Why People Don't Read Books (in Japan, 2016)
|I don't have time to read books.||49|
|I can get knowledge from sources other than books||32|
|I don't need to read books.||30|
|There are no interesting books.||28|
|I cannot read books, due to health issues.||10|
|I don't like reading.||8|
|Books are expensive.||6|
|I don't want to spend my money for books.||6|
Multiple answers allowed
Source is Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, article on Oct 24 in 2016.