Released: December 20, 2012

Reading Habits in Different Communities

Part 4: The State of E-Book Reading

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When asked about the impact electronic and digital material availability has on reading habits, urban residents are more likely than suburban residents to say they are spending more time reading now that content is available digitally. Suburban residents say they are spending about the same amount of time reading as they have in the past.

Overall, device owners across communities read e-content on e-readers, tablet computers, and cell phones about equally. One finding of note: Rural residents are more likely than either urban or suburban residents to read e-content on a computer at least a few times a week (31% rural vs. 18% urban, 14% suburban).