The Popularity of E-Readers Declines

The Popularity of E-Readers DeclinesThe Pew Research Center has a new report out on the demographics of device ownership in the United States.

Nineteen percent of adults report owning an e-reader—a handheld device such as a Kindle or Nook primarily used for reading ebooks. This is a sizable drop from early 2014, when 32 percent of adults owned this type of device.

Ownership of e-readers is somewhat more common among women (22 percent) than men (15 percent), and whites are more likely than blacks and Hispanics to own an e-reading device, while ownership also tends to be higher among those who are more affluent and those with more education.

When it comes to cell phones, 92 percent of American adults report owning one, which is similar to the 90 percent of the public who reported owning these mobile devices in 2014. Although cell phones are common today, the share of adults who own one has risen substantially since 2004, when 65 percent of Americans owned a mobile phone.

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