Teenagers and their reading habits: fifteen years on

In an age dominated by computers and the internet, "traditional" reading seems remote from the average teenager's spheres of interest. The article draws on a longitudinal survey carried out with the Ministry of Culture, studying nearly four thousand children over a period of ten years to locate reading on a map of their habits and tastes. While it is difficult to compare like with like in questions that were not always phrased exactly the same way, what changes can be identified in comparison with an earlier longitudinal study carried out fifteen years previously?