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Reasons for e-book consumption in the UK 2022

Leading reasons for reading e-books in the United Kingdom (UK) as of May 2022

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Release date

February 2023


United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 7 to May 31, 2022

Number of respondents

1,170 respondents

Age group

12 years and older

Special properties

among those who had downloaded or streamed e-books in the last three months

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: What are the main reasons that you choose to access e-books online (i.e. downloading or streaming) Please select your top 3.

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