E-reading rises as device ownership jumps

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books with electronic versions.

The percentage of adults who read an e-book in the past year has risen to 28%, up from 23% at the end of 2012. At the same time, about seven in ten Americans reported reading a book in print, up four percentage points after a slight dip in 2012, and 14% of adults listened to an audiobook.

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