E-Book Reading Up In U.S. As Print Reading Dips

Americans are switching from print books to e-books in droves, according to new statistics released by Pew Internet (a division of the Pew Research Center) on Thursday. Specifically, the proportion of Americans aged 16 and older who reported reading at least one e-book increased from 16 percent to 23 percent between December 2011 and November 2012. 

Meanwhile, the number of who reported reading at least one print book declined from 72 percent to 67 percent. 

Pew Internet’s survey of 2,252 Americans ages 16 and older, conducted by telephone and cell phone from October 15 through November 10, 2012, also found that as of November 2012, 25 percent of Americans reported owning a tablet, while 33 percent (nearly a third), owned either a tablet or an e-reader. That’s up from just 10 percent and 18 percent of Americans who owned those devices in 2011, respectively. Check out the following graph from Pew below and the full report here (PDF)

 (H/T: The Verge