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POLL: Have You Read an e-Book Yet?

A recent study shows more Americans are reading e-books, but print books remain the more popular choice.

The popularity of e-books is growing according to a recent survey. Credit: Morguefile
The popularity of e-books is growing according to a recent survey. Credit: Morguefile

By Patch Editor Kristi Reed

Would you rather read an e-book or a print edition? Though still lagging behind print versions, the popularity of e-books is growing, according to a recent survey conducted by Pew Research.

In 2013, 28 percent of adults read an e-book, up from 23 percent in 2012. Most people who read e-books also read print books, the survey revealed. Only 4 percent of readers indicated they only read e-books.

The study attributes the growing popularity of e-books to an increase in tablet device ownership. Forty-two percent of American now own tablet computers and ownership of e-book readers including Kindle and Nook devices jumped from 24 percent in September of 2013 to 32 percent after the holidays.

Have you read an e-book yet? Do you prefer to read print or electronic editions of books? Let us know in the comments or vote in our poll. Note: This is not a scientific poll. It is for entertainment purposes only.

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