People’s educational levels, reading habits within the family, other activities, work and political orientation are important parameters as to whether and how much Greeks read. Undoubtedly the non-reading public includes the «elderly and those of a lower educational background and income,» the survey found. Nevertheless, the graphs show that the percentage of people who read and who have a higher educational level has decreased from 80.3 percent in 1998 to 68.9 percent. Women continue to be the biggest readers, followed by the younger age groups (18-24), civil servants, students, single people, city-dwellers and those in the higher socioeconomic groups. VPRC also recorded the frequency of other habits regarding cultural activities, revealing some interesting facts. Nearly two-thirds had not gone to the cinema over the past year, and just 4.6 percent had gone at least once a month. Another 83 percent had not visited a theater within the space of a year; 90.1 percent had never attended a concert, and 96.4 hadn’t watched a ballet performance. As for museums, 89 percent had not been to a single one, while 84 percent had not visited an archaeological site. Another 82 percent had not visited any other historical monument, such as a church or monastery. Cookbooks topped the list of non-fiction preferences at 17.2 percent, followed by medical texts and health issues (13.4 percent), nutrition (10.8), home decorating (10.2), cars (9.9), do-it-yourself books (6.8) and music (6.85). Most people were satisfied with the number of bookshops – and gymnasiums – in their neighborhood. Finally, asked to say what values are most important to them, the respondents gave the following answers: beginning a family (18.1 percent); quality of life (11.7); professional success (11.3); raising children properly (11.3 percent); improving society (10.9); justice (7.8); personal freedom, independence (7.6); democracy and equality before the law (6.4); solidarity with those less fortunate (4.4); emotional security (4.1); relationship with parents (4) and sexual equality (1.3).