Monday, January 14, 2013
Reading Habits in 2012
Good morning constant reader.
In the January 8th post to The Written Universe, I discussed traditional books and e-books.
In that piece, I cited a study by the Pew Research Center.
Here's more statistics that I found interesting and hope you might as well.
A few of weeks ago, the Pew Research Center published it's study focused on e-reading and total reading.
As mentioned in the January 8th post to The Written Universe, traditional book reading is alive and well despite the continued growth of e-books.
One statistic got my attention: the number of books read last year by the people who read at least one book. Here's what the Pew poll found out:
Readers consumed a mean (average) of 15 books in the previous 12 months and a median (midpoint) of 6 books — in other words, half had read fewer than six and half had read more than six. That breaks down as follows:
7% of Americans ages 16 and older read one book in the previous 12 months
14% had read 2-3 books in that same time period
12% had read 4-5 books
15% had read 6-10 books
13% had read 11-20 books
14% had read 21 or more books
I fall in the last 14% group as I read 30 books in 2012 and 25 books in 2011.
Where do you fall constant reader?