Reading in decline

20th August 2010 at 01:00

Boys and girls are reading less frequently than five years ago, new research shows, and the gender gap has widened. A survey by the National Literacy Trust of more than 17,000 young people shows that 39 per cent of girls read every day, compared with 42 per cent in 2005. For boys the proportion reading every day has dropped from 35 per cent to just 28 per cent.

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