Book type preference for academic work in the U.S. in 2010, by area of study

The statistic above presents preferences regarding book types used in academic work by U.S. students and academic staff, broken down by their area of study or research. Over a half of the surveyed business and law students stated they preferred e-books to print books while doing their academic work.

When doing your academic work, do you generally prefer print books or e-books?

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Release date

May 2011


United States

Survey time period

Oct. 11 to Nov. 2, 2010

Number of respondents

n = 1,491 (see also 'Further comments' below)

Special properties

University of California students and academical staff only

Supplementary notes

The survey was conducted at the University of Califonia only and for this reason its results may not be representative.
Arts and humanities: n = 203
Business and law: n = 57
Life and health sciences: n = 527
Physical sciences and engineering: n = 372
Social sciences: n = 179

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