Your stat on percentage of readers (3%) didn’t ring true to me so I looked for something to confirm either you or my gut and found this:

According to this Time Use Survey the numbers look very different:

The article does express concern that book reading has dropped significantly. You still make valid points.

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An avid reader who writes about arts, culture, literature & other life obsessions. @ennyman3 Look for my books on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/y3l9sfpj