Print Books Are Still More Popular Than Ebooks and Audiobooks

ebooks, audiobooks, print books, e-readers, tablets, smartphonesSixty-five percent of Americans have read a print book in the last year, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center, more than double the share that has read an ebook (28 percent) or listened to an audiobook (14 percent).

According to the survey, 73 percent of Americans have read a book in the last 12 months, a figure that has remained consistent since 2012. But nearly 40 percent of Americans read print books exclusively, compared to just 6 percent of Americans who are digital-only.

Many ebook readers are not using e-readers, according to the survey, opting instead for multipurpose devices, like tablets and smartphones; the share of ebook readers using tablets has more than tripled since 2011, and the number of ebook readers using smartphones has more than doubled over that time.

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