SDG 04: Quality Education

Print books vs e-books: What's America's preference?

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More adults are reading digital books in the US. Image: Aliis Sinisalu/Unsplash

Michelle Faverio
Research Analyst, Pew Research Center
Andrew Perrin
Research Assistant, Pew Research Center
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% of US adults who say they have ___ in the previous 12 months.
Print books continue to be more popular than e-books or audiobooks. Image: Pew Research Center

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% of US adults who said they have read ___ in the previous 12 months.
A third of Americans say they read both print and digital books in the past year. Image: Pew Research Center
% of US adults who say they have ___ in the previous 12 months.
College graduates especially likely to say they read books in any format. Image: Pew Research Center
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