Most American Readers Still Enjoy Print Books

By Maryann Yin 

ebook304The Pew Research Center has released the results of study on the current reading habits of American citizens. The researchers conducted a phone survey with 1,520 participants to gather the data for this project.

The surveyors found that four out of ten Americans exclusively read from print books. Only 6% of those surveyed showed a preference for digital book reading.

According to this survey, “the share of Americans who have read a book in the last 12 months (73%) has remained largely unchanged since 2012. And when people reach for a book, it is much more likely to be a traditional print book than a digital product. Fully 65% of Americans have read a print book in the last year, more than double the share that has read an e-book (28%) and more than four times the share that has consumed book content via audio book (14%).” Click here to download a PDF copy of the full report. (via The New York Times)