71% of Peruvians read newspapers

Posted on April 4, 2012 • Filed under: Culture, Peru, Social Issues

The Argentines are the biggest book readers in Latin America , while Chile and Peru are the number one in reading magazines and newspapers, respectively, but in any event little read and more by necessity than by choice.

The center recently presented a comparative study of reading behavior and reading habits, which includes Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Spain, which serves as a benchmark of a developed country.

It is based on local studies, not all for the same year (2011, 2006 and 2004) and shows that on average more than half of the inhabitants of the six countries do not read.

In reading newspapers, the regional leader is Peru at a rate of 71%, quite close to Spain (78%) and well separated from the other five countries, as its closest rival is Chile with 36%. Read Article

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