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Report: Majority Of Americans Still Prefer Books Over E-Readers

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If you opt for the feel of a book in your hands over an e-reader, you’re still in the majority, a new reports says.

The Pew Research Center reports that though the popularity of e-books is growing, most Americans are still choosing print books over electronics.

About seven in 10 Americans say they’ve read a print book over the last year, up from a brief dip in 2012.

Meanwhile, the percentage of Americans who took to their e-readers for a literary escape rose to 28% from 23% in 2012.

But whether we choose print or online, at least we’re reading: Seventy-six-percent of Americans claim they’ve read a book in some format over the past year, and the “typical American adult” read or listened to an average of 12 books in the last 12 months.

Of course, the fact that 24% of people who say they haven’t finished a book in the last year is…troubling.

According to the Pew Center, the findings come from a January 2013 survey of about a 1,000 adults done by Princeton Survey Research Associates International.
To read the results of the study, click here.

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