National Literacy Trust 4 September 2023

This report is based on 71,351 responses to our Annual Literacy Survey from children and young people aged 5 to 18 in early 2023[1]. It includes findings on reading enjoyment, frequency and attitudes and explores responses by age, gender, socio-economic background and geographical region.

In 2023, we recorded the lowest level of reading enjoyment since we started asking children and young people about this in 2005. A large part of the reason is that fewer of those who have traditionally enjoyed reading, such as girls and those aged 8 to 11, now say they enjoy it.

Report here