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Usage of e-books in Germany 2014-2020, by type of device

This data depicts the results of a survey concerning the usage of e-books in Germany from 2014 to 2020, by type of device. In 2020, it was found that 42 percent of respondents stated to read digital books on their tablet computers, compared to 82 percent reading on their e-book reader and 51 percent doing so on their smartphone.

Which of the following devices do you use to read e-books either for professional (incl. educational) or private purposes?

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Source

Release date

October 2020

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2014 to 2020

Number of respondents

e-book users

Age group

16 years and older (until 2018: 14 years and older)

Special properties

Multiple answers possible

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Individual figures were taken from previous publications.
The question used in the survey was worded in the following manner: "Which of the following devices do you use to read e-books either professionally or personally?"
(Original question in German: "Auf welchen der folgenden Geräte lesen Sie beruflich oder privat E-Books?")

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