One-Third of iPad Buyers Intend to Use Apple’s Tablet for Reading

37 percent of iPad buyers will use the device to read books and newspapers according to a poll of 2,176 iPad purchasers conducted by comScore.

Here’s a specific breakdown from comScore of the study’s finding on how respondents intend to use the iPad: “Nearly half indicated a high likelihood of using the iPad for browsing the Internet (50 percent) and email (48 percent), while more than one third said they would use it for listening to music (38 percent), reading books (37 percent), maintaining an address book/contact list (37 percent), watching videos/movies (36 percent), storing and viewing photos (35 percent) and reading newspapers and magazines (34 percent).”

AppleInsider makes the funny observation about the survey that only 26 percent of respondents said they’d download apps from the app store. Since iBooks and other eReader apps don’t come pre-loaded on the iPad but must be downloaded, there’s obviously some confusion among the survey’s respondents about how iPad will work.

We’re better that more than 37 percent of you, readers of this blog on eReading, would use your iPad for reading eBooks…