One-fifth of Americans read an ebook in 2011

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One-fifth of Americans read an ebook in 2011

Apr 06 2012

According to the Pew Research Center Study one in five American adults read an e-book in 2011 and 43% read at least one long-form digital text (e.g. an ebook or magazine). 88% of those who read an e-book during the past year also read a printed book.

Among the 14% of Americans who read both print books and e-books, readers preferred e-books when they wanted to get a book quickly, when they were traveling or commuting and when they were looking for a wide selection. Print was strongly preferred for reading to children and sharing books with others.

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