One in ten people in the U.K. do not own a single book, a worrying new study reveals.
New research suggests we are now obsessed with handheld devices that the average home has more than eight linked to the internet.
Nearly half of all households which have children (45 per cent) admitted that the typically text each other - even when they're all at home.
And it seems the younger generation are less bothered about owning literature as the figure for those who do not have any books rises to one in five people aged between 18 and 24.
A new study shows that we are shunning books so much that 10 per cent of people do not own one
The study, carried out by insurance company Aviva, will reveal that a staggering 6.5million people in the UK do not own a book.
Research published two years ago to coincide with World Book Day revealed the average homeowner had 158 books inside their property, reports Helen Davies at the Sunday Times.
The newspaper also reports that the latest data highlights how the typical UK households owns an average of 8.2 electronic devices.
This rises to 10.9 for homes with children and for those aged between 25 and 34, the figure peaked to 11.2 items - including smartphones, laptops and tablets.
I would like to see Australian data on this. I don't think it would be any better sadly.
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