Manila, Philippines, Dec 18, 2018 / 14:00 pm America/Denver (CNA).
A recent survey found that the Bible is the most frequently read book in the Philippines.
The country’s National Book Development Board commissioned a readership survey for 2017, the results of which were released earlier this year.
More than 72 percent of adults were found to favor reading the Bible over other literary genres, including fiction, non-fiction, hobbies, health, and graphic novels.
The finding was consistent for nearly all age groups, except for young adults and children, demographics among which the Bible is the fourth most commonly read book. Still, more than 55 percent of youth reported that they read the Bible.
The agency conducted a similar survey in 2012, which found that the Bible was the most read book for all age groups.