Penetration of book consumption in the U.S. 2011-2019

In 2019, 72 percent of American adults stated that they had read a book in any format in the previous year. This is the lowest in several years, however print books continue to be the most popular format among U.S. readers.

Share of adults who have read a book in any format in the last 12 months in the United States from 2011 to 2019

Share of respondents
201972%
201874%
201673%
201572%
201476%
201274%
201179%
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Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Number of respondents

2019: 1,052

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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