Internet & TechSeptember 1, 2016

Book Reading 2016

A growing share of Americans are reading e-books on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats

Media & NewsMay 5, 2016

Long-Form Reading Shows Signs of Life in Our Mobile News World

On cellphones, longer news stories get about twice the engaged time from readers as shorter pieces do. They also get roughly the same number of visitors.

Internet & TechOctober 19, 2015

Slightly fewer Americans are reading print books, new survey finds

The number of book readers has dipped a bit from the previous year and the number of e-book readers has remained flat.

Internet & TechJune 30, 2014

7 surprises about libraries in our surveys

As librarians around the country gather in Las Vegas for the American Library Association’s annual conference, here are findings that stand out from our research.

Internet & TechJanuary 21, 2014

Overall book readership stable, but e-books becoming more popular

The typical U.S. adult read five books in the past 12 months.

Internet & TechJanuary 16, 2014

E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps

The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.

Internet & TechOctober 18, 2013

Tablet and E-reader Ownership

The number of Americans ages 16 and older who own tablet computers has grown to 35%, and the share who have e-reading devices like Kindles and Nooks has grown to 24%. Overall, the number of people who have a tablet or an e-book reader among those 16 and older now stands at 43%.

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Internet & TechJune 25, 2013

Interactive: Americans’ Reading Habits Over Time

Explore the changes in Americans’ reading habits, from decreases in printed books to rises in e-books, over time in this interactive.

Pew Research CenterJune 25, 2013

Americans’ reading habits over time

The population of e-book readers is growing. In the past year, the number of those who read an e-book in the past year increased from 16% of all Americans ages 16 and older in December 2011 to 23% in November 2012. At the same time, the percentage of Americans who read a printed book in […]

Fact TankMay 28, 2013

In a digital age, parents value printed books for their kids

Parents who have young children at home are a relatively tech-savvy group. They are more likely than other adults to have computers, internet access, smartphones, and tablet computers. They are also more likely than adults without children to read e-books. But as parents adapt new reading habits for themselves on electronic devices, the data show that print books remain important when it comes to their children.