Book and e-book usage in Germany 2013-2019

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the usage of books and e-books in Germany from 2013 to 2019. During the 2019 survey period it was found that 79 percent of respondents stated to read books for either professional or private purposes.

Do you read books or e-books, at least every now and then, for professional or private purposes?

Yes, I read booksYes, I read e-books**No, I do not read books or e-books*
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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

2013 to 2018

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

Multiple answers were possible

Supplementary notes

Individual figures were taken from previous publications.
* Questions not asked in 2016 and 2018, respectively.
** Not asked in 2017.

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