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Young, old differ on e-book preferences

2012-10-23 08:29

New York – A new survey suggests there is a generation gap among e-book fans.

Readers under 30 prefer cellphones and computers. Those over 30 like dedicated devices such as the Kindle.

The Pew Research Centre's latest study focuses on young readers. Among e-book users surveyed, between ages 16-29, more than half read one on a desktop or laptop and around 40% use a cellphone. Around 25% used an e-reader. Among respondents 30 and older, 46% preferred e-readers, just 25% cellphones.

According to the report released on Tuesday, teen readers were less likely to read an e-book than those immediately older. Around 12% of respondents aged 16 - 17 read an e-book over the past year, compared to 21% for ages 18 - 24 and 25% for ages 30 - 39. 

Comments
  • danamalan - 2012-10-23 11:12

    At least they're reading something and not just playing games :P

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