The latest Pew Research Center poll on the state of American reading is out, and there are few surprises: Print is holding up strong against ebooks, and slightly fewer people are reading overall (yet again).
Some key findings:
- The percentage of Americans who read any book in the past twelve months (73%) is down from 2011 (79%)
- Women read more than men overall and were more likely to read for pleasure
- City-dwellers read more than people in rural communities
- Youngsters (aged 18–29) read more than oldsters (65+)
- The median American reads 4 books a year