Infographic: What Do People Read on the Toilet?

Whether or not we are willing to admit it in public, many people read while sitting on the toilet. But what exactly are they reading?

As you can see in the following infographic, the majority (63%) of respondents in one survey admitted to reading on the loo, and an even larger number (75%) have used their smartphone there. Some have even installed a tv in their bathroom.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Rob Siders28 July, 2014

    If everyone’s email signature were smart enough to provide geolocation specificity, most of them would read “Sent from my phone while pooping.”

  2. Felipe Adan Lerma29 July, 2014

    People 34 or younger significantly more likely to read in the bathroom – ahhh, there’s hope for reading after all 🙂

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