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Book and e-book usage in Germany 2013-2020

This graph presents the results of a survey on the usage of books and e-books in Germany from 2013 to 2020. During the 2020 survey period it was found that 81 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?

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Release date

October 2020



Survey time period

2013 to 2019

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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