Survey: E-book Reading Up, Print Reading Down

Survey: E-book Reading Up, Print Reading Down

A new survey from Pew Internet Research tells the tale that while e-book reading has gone up in 2012, print book reading has declined. Not exactly the mystery of the month club, is it?

The Loop:

A minority of Americans aged 16 or older read books using e-readers and tablets, but the number rose from 16 to 23 percent. At the same time, printed book reading declined in that same age group from 72 to 67 percent.

As of November, 25% of Americans own a tablet device like an iPad. That’s a substantial increase over last year, when only 10% of Americans owned a tablet device. The survey also reported the 19% of respondents have an e-book reader like a Kindle, or a Nook. Up from 10% last year.

Pew surveyed 2,252 Americans for the poll, conducted from October to November.