More facts according to the Pew Research Center:
- 69 percent of U.S. adults read at least one printed book in the past year, compared with 28 percent who read an e-book and 14 percent who listened to an audiobook.
- 87 percent of e-book readers and 84 percent of audiobook listeners also read a print book in the past 12 months.
- Women are more likely than men to have read a book in the previous year.
- Readership increases with more income and education.
- There were no significant differences by age group for overall reading rates.
- Among young adults (ages 18 to 29) 47 percent said they'd read at least one e-book, versus 35 percent of 50- to 64-year-olds and just 17 percent of people ages 65 and over.