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3. Academic qualifications
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Abu DhabiDubaiSharjahAjmanUmm Al QuwainFujairahRas Al Khaimah
1. Do you read?
Yes, all the timeSometimesNo
2. Where do you prefer to read?
At the libraryAt homeWhile travellingWith a groupOther (please specify)
3. What is your favorite medium of reading?
Printed booksE-books (Tablets & computers)AudiobooksJournalsNewspapersWebsitesNo preferenceOther (please specify)
4. How often do you read?
Every dayOnce or twice a week3-4 times a weekFive times or more a week
5. How long do you spend in reading?
Less than 15 minutes15-30 minutes30 minutes-one hourMore than one hour
6. How many books did you read during the past year?
Less than 5 books5-10 books10-15 booksMore than 25 booksNo reading
7. Which of the following is your favorite topic of reading? (you may choose more than one)
ScienceMedicineEngineeringPoliticsEconomicsLiteratureCultureReligionHistoryFictionOther (please specify)
8. What is your favorite reading language?
Mother tongueOther languages
9. What motivates you to read?
School/university requirementsWork requirementsNeed for informationPleasureOther (please specify)
10. Generally speaking, to what extent do you think the UAE society reads?
To a great extentA lotAverageA littleVery little
11. If you answered “A little” or “Very little”, what do you think are the reasons for this?
12. Are you keen to visit book fairs and learn about new publications?
Yes, if the book fair is close to my place of residenceYes, and may travel to visit external fairsSometimes, if I have timeNo