TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Survey finds increase in e-reading, drop in paper

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

The tastes of the reading public are turning digital.

A Pew Internet Research Center survey found that the percentage of Americans aged 16 and older who read an e-book grew from 16 percent in 2011 to 23 percent this year. Readers of traditional books dropped from 72 percent to 67 percent. Overall, those reading books of any kind dropped from 78 percent to 75 percent, a shift Pew called statistically insignificant.

Those owning an e-book device or tablet jumped from 18 percent to 33 percent.

Awareness that libraries offer digital texts grew from 24 percent to 31 percent.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Harrison shines again as Pirates clip Reds, 2-1
  2. Outbound 376 closed because of man on exit sign
  3. Secret judicial ruling blocks release of sexually explicit emails
  4. Steelers claim former Cowboys cornerback Webb
  5. Franklin Regional security guard fighting to get job back
  6. High school roundup: Greensburg Salem shocks Gateway in opener
  7. Pitt’s obscure opener still matters
  8. Veteran Keisel settles into role with Steelers
  9. Pirates notebook: Lambo recalled to bolster bench
  10. Trueman sparks North Allegheny’s 14-0 victory over Seneca Valley
  11. Pickup takes out 40-foot pine tree in Harrison; officer injured
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.