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

The share of adults who have read an e-book in the last 12 months in the United States dropped to 25 percent in 2019. E-book consumption tends to fluctuate, growing significantly between 2011 and 2014 and holding until 2016, but dropping slightly since. E-books are more popular than audiobooks among adults in all age categories, but print is the most popular format by a large margin.

Share of adults who have read an e-book in the last 12 months in the United States from 2011 to 2019

Share of respondents
201925%
201826%
201628%
201527%
201428%
201223%
201117%
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Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Number of respondents

1,052 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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