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.

Internet & TechMarch 14, 2013

Teens and Technology: Live Discussion Transcript

Pew Research Center’s Amanda Lenhart and Lee Rainie took questions from readers about our “Teens and Tech” report in a Facebook chat conducted March 14, 2013.

Internet & TechJanuary 22, 2013

Library Services in the Digital Age

The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits.

Internet & TechDecember 27, 2012

E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines

The number of those who read e-books increased from 16% of all Americans ages 16 and older to 23%. At the same time, the number of those who read printed books in the previous 12 months fell.

Internet & TechDecember 20, 2012

How Communities Differ in Their Reading Habits

Reading is foundational to learning and the information acquisition upon which people make decisions. For centuries, the capacity to read has been a benchmark of literacy and involvement in community life.

Internet & TechOctober 23, 2012

In Digital Age, Young Americans Keep Reading, In Print and e-Book Forms

More than eight-in-ten Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library.

Internet & TechJune 22, 2012

Libraries, Patrons, and e-Books

About one-in-ten readers of e-books borrowed one from the library in the past year. But a majority of Americans do not know that this service is provided by their local library.

Internet & TechApril 4, 2012

The Rise of E-Reading

One-fifth of American adults have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.

Media & NewsOctober 25, 2011

Infographic: The Tablet Revolution

Key findings from a survey report on tablet news consumption by the Project for Excellence in collaboration with the Economist Group.

Media & NewsOctober 25, 2011

The Tablet Revolution and What it Means for the Future of News

Just 18 months after the introduction of the iPad, a new Pew Research Center study details the way in which the tablet is creating a revolution in how people get their news. About one-in-ten Americans now own a tablet, and more than half use it every day to read long articles as well as headlines.