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

As of February 2019, 37 percent of respondents to a survey on book consumption stated that they had read print books only in the previous year. Print remains the most popular way to enjoy books among U.S. adults, though many Americans like to read both print and digital formats.

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 format

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 8 to February 7, 2019

Number of respondents

1,052 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* The source defines a digital book as an e-book or an audiobook.

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