Thais read 94 minutes daily, survey says
| Nov 12, 2010
Thai people read an average of 94 minutes daily, but mainly among the young and government workers, according to academic research by Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Education and state-operated Thailand Knowledge Park.
According to the survey, young people and government officials spent the most time on reading, whereas adults aged over 49 read the least. Persons under 20 years old read on average about three to four days weekly.
The Thai Cabinet in August 2009 declared April 2 Thailand's "Reading Day." This date also marks the birthday of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, known for being a passionate reader. Moreover, 2009-2018 was announced as the "Decade of Reading" the Thailand in order to promote and enhance reading habits among Thais. Read more about the survey at MCOT Newsonline.