America’s Reading Habits

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The Pew Research Center has released an interesting set of data on reading in America, and it’s not all bad. In fact, their data indicates, among many things, that print books are far from obsolete—and actually dominate e-books—and that reading consumption has stayed mostly the same since 2012. So while we might not be reading more, at least we aren’t reading less.

From the amount of books people read a year, to the gender breakdown, to age group specifics, check out Kristian Wilson’s article at Bustle.


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