Penetration of book consumption in the U.S. 2019, by urbanity

A February 2019 survey showed that 75 percent of respondents from urban areas stated they had read at least one book in the previous 12 months, compared to 66 percent of U.S. adults living in rural areas.

Share of adults who have read a book in any format in the last 12 months in the United States as of February 2019, by urbanity

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 8 to February 7, 2019

Number of respondents

1,502 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

includes reading printed books and e-books as well as listening to audio books

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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