The Pew Research Center, released the findings of a recent survey on Americans last month as part of a study on how e-books may have change the reading landscape and libraries among Americans ages 16 and older.
This report on readers between the ages of 16 and 29, a target interest group in the library and publishing world, revealed some interesting results. These include :
- 83% of surveyed Americans read a book in the past year with 75% read
a print book, 19% read an e-book, and 11% listened to an audiobook.
- Among the e-book readers, the cell phone (41%) or computer (55%) ruled over e-readers such as Kindle (23%) or tablet (16%).
- With the availability of e-content, 40% of e-content readers under age 30 indicated that they are now reading more compared to 28% of the older e-content readers.
- Many of the young readers do not know they can borrow an e-book from a library, and a majority of them express the wish they could do so on pre-loaded e-readers.
The full report is available here here.