75% of U.S. adults say they have read a book in the past 12 months in any format, a figure that has remained largely unchanged since 2011.
The gender gap in party identification remains the widest in a quarter century.
The U.S. has more foreign students enrolled in its colleges and universities than any other country in the world. Explore data about foreign students in the U.S. higher education system.
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
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.
The number of book readers has dipped a bit from the previous year and the number of e-book readers has remained flat.
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.
The typical U.S. adult read five books in the past 12 months.
The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.
Kathryn Zickuhr will explore not only how libraries are dealing with the changing technological environment, but also the larger context of Americans’ reading and library habits, and what they expect from libraries in the future.