Reading is turning digital

Posted on Jan 4 2013 - 4:49am by

digital reading vs normal reading

Survey shows more Americans read digital content on ereaders and tablets.

Number of Americans reading ebooks on ereaders and tablets grew by 7 percent in 2012. PEW released a study showing that in United States 23 percent of people 16+ years of age read their digital content on ereaders and tablets.

On the other hand readers of traditional books dropped from 72 percent to 67 percent last year. Sadly though this telephone survey also show decline in readers of books of any kind to mere 75 percent.

Number of ereader and tablet owners in United States skyrocketed to 33 percent (from 18 percent in 2011). Only 31 percent of participants were aware that libraries carry digital content (up from 24 percent year earlier).

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