BookNet Canada has released On Diversity: A Survey of Canadian Readers 2021, a free study on the interest of Canadian readers in diverse literature. Among the study’s key findings:

94% of respondents agreed or sometimes agreed that “books should be representative of a variety of experiences,” with the same being true for 72% of respondents about the statement “books about a group/culture should be written by people from that group,” and for the statement “authors should write from their lived experience” (68%).

Summary of survey at Shelf Awareness. Survey linked below.