As of January 2014, some 76% of American adults ages 18 and older said that they read at least one book in the past year. Almost seven in ten adults (69%) read a book in print in the past 12 months, while 28% read an e-book, and 14% listened to an audiobook.
The percentage of adults (18 < age) in the United States has risen from 23% in 2012 to 28% in 2014. However, e-reading have not replaced print books, as only 4% of online readers reported they read only e-books. Also, this survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International found that as tablet ownership grows, the number of E-book readers increases. E-reader devices owners tend to be more white than racial minorities, between the ages of 30 and 64 who have at least some college experiences. Younger e-book readers accessed to online-reading sources through cell phones or computers, whereas older adults were more dedicated to e-readers, such as Kindles or Nooks.
Zickuhr, K., & Rainie, L. (2014). A snapshot of reading in America in 2013. Washington, DC: Pew Internet. Retrieved, 9(3), 2016.
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