Childlessness in Books Survey
Reading has so many benefits for our mental health and well-being. It can be a way to escape for a little while, relax, reduce stress, manage anxiety, feel connected to others, boost creativity and improve brain function.
Please help me understand how childlessness affects your reading habits, how you engage with books, and what you want more of to ensure we all get the maximum benefit possible from reading a good book.
First, I'd like to know a bit about who you are.
Are you childless...
Not By Choice
How old are you?
Are you currently...?
In a relationship
In which country do you currently live?
Are you a member of Gateway Women?
Books and You
Tell me how you like to engage with books.
On average, how many books do you read?
Less than 1 per month
About 1 per month
About 1 per week
More than 1 per week
What is your preferred method of reading? Select all that apply.
Physical book (hardback or paperback) - owned/bought
Physical book - from a library/borrowed
Using an app on my phone or tablet
What are your favourite genres? Choose as many as you like.
Books and Childlessness
Tell me how being childless has impacted your reading habits.
Has being childless changed your reading habits?
No, not at all
Please explain. If you selected No, you can skip this question.
Would any of the following scenarios be triggering for you in a book? Select all that apply. Feel free to add anything else in the 'other' section, or skip if you are not triggered by any of these things.
Fertility treatment - successful
Fertility treatment - unsuccessful
Relationships between adults
Dialogue about wanting a family
Have you ever stopped reading a book because of triggers?
Do you read the foreword and acknowledgements section of a book?
Sometimes, but not always
Use the space below to tell me if there's anything else you would like me to know.
Is there anything you would like to see more of in literature, in relation to childlessness?
Is there anything else you would like to add about childlessness in books?
Thank you so much for participating in this survey; it will be used to help me find suitable books to share and sicuss with other childless women, so that we can enjoy literature in a safe way.
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