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Why do the British buy books

October 24 2005
13:21

According to new research, which was conducted Public Opinion Research Center YouGov, Brits, buying books, not always aspire to get acquainted with their contents. At least one of the three visitors to bookstores to choose the books just to "look smart." It turned out that a similar behavior in most cases tend to young people, orienting among printed on intuition, trusting someone else's taste and fashion.

According to the results of the survey, only one person out of 25 respondents answered affirmatively that he had not only heard about the Booker Prize, and even met with some authors, award winners. However, half of the respondents began to read, stopped at some stage, and before reaching the final.

Moreover, as it turned out, many of today under the hand of several books: a serious work - for others, another, usually greasy "ephemera" entertainment - for korotaniya leisure, according to The Guardian.

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