By Patch Editor Kristi ReedWould 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.