Reading habits in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on book reading habits in the U.S.

This dossier has been compiled to provide statistical information about book reading habits in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Reading in general
    • U.S. household expenditure on reading 2007-2017

    • Penetration of book consumption in the U.S. 2011-2018

    • Non-book readers in the U.S. 2018, by education

    • U.S. daily time spent reading 2014-2017

    • U.S. reading consumption: average reading time in 2017, by age

    • Number of weekly hours spent on reading by U.S. consumers in 2017, by age

    • U.S. - types of publications read 2018

    • U.S. consumers types of reading April 2017

    • Reading habits of children in the U.S. 2011-2017

    • Digital title borrowing from libraries and schools in the U.S. 2017

  • 2. Newspapers
    • Newspaper readership in the U.S. 2017, by platform

    • U.S. household expenditure on newspapers and magazines 2017

    • U.S. media use: time spent reading newspapers 2010-2018

    • Frequency of reading digital newspapers by U.S. consumers 2017

    • Reading frequency of local newspapers in the U.S. 2017

    • Frequency of reading the New York Times in the U.S. 2017

    • Frequency of reading the Wall Street Journal in the U.S. 2017

  • 3. Magazines
    • Number of magazine readers in the U.S. 2012-2017

    • Number of magazine issues read per person in the U.S. 2015-2018, by format

    • U.S. magazine audience 2015-2018 by platform

    • Frequency of reading print magazines by U.S. consumers 2017

    • Frequency of reading digital magazines by U.S. consumers 2017

    • Digital magazine reach in the U.S. 2015-2018

    • Selected travel magazines audiences in the U.S. 2018, by platform

    • Most popular music magazines in the U.S. 2017

  • 4. Books
    • Book consumption in the U.S. 2011-2018, by format

    • U.S. household expenditure on books 2007-2017, by type

    • Average number of books read by U.S. consumers per year 2018

    • Number of books read in the U.S. 2016, by age

    • Frequency of reading printed books by U.S. consumers 2017

    • Number of weekly hours spent on reading by U.S. consumers in 2017, by age

    • Genres regularly read by U.S. consumers April 2017

    • E-book readers in the U.S. 2018, by education level

    • Preference for print books or e-books by U.S. consumers 2017

    • Frequency of reading e-books by U.S. consumers 2017

  • 5. User perspectives
    • Consumption of books in foreign languages in the U.S. 2017

    • U.S. consumers attitude towards having books on a shelf at home April 2017

    • U.S. consumers attitude towards print books April 2017

    • Most read poets in the U.S. 2017

    • Frequency of reading comics in the U.S. 2018

    • Bible readership in the U.S. 2018

    • Devices used for reading online news in the U.S. 2013-2018

    • Reasons for reading by U.S. consumers 2017

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