Among those who had read at least one book, liberals typically read nine books in the year, with half reading more than that and half less. Conservatives typically read eight, moderates five. By slightly wider margins, Democrats tended to read more books than Republicans and independents.
It just might be that conservatives read one less book than the average liberal because they are “gainfully employed”. It’s easy to read an extra book a year with all that government assistance. Of course, what one reads is far more important than how much one reads.
I'm watching less TV because I'm reading more articles and journals on-line. My reading has changed too. While I would love nothing more than to curl up with a good book, who has time? That's why I subscribe to an audiobook club and download free/voluntary payment books. I figure I listen to at least 1 book a week. The poll didn't even consider people listening to books.