Penetration of audiobook consumption in U.S. 2011-2019

The share of U.S. adults who reported listening to an audiobook in the last year months in the United States as of early 2019 was the highest on record at 20 percent, up two percent from 2018 and close to double the 2011 figure. However, e-books and print books continue to appeal more to American readers, though adults aged 30 to 49 years old were more likely to have listened to an audiobook than respondents in any other age group.

Share of adults who have listened to an audiobook in the last 12 months in the United States from 2011 to 2019

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Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Number of respondents

2019: 1,052

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Data prior to 2019 comes from previous reports.

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