Owning a Kindle makes you read more according to UK poll

Owning a Kindle makes you read more according to UK poll

A new UK study confirms what many people already suspected – owning an e-reader makes you read more.

The Gadget Show Live polled 924 UK e-reader owners and found that 22% now read ‘significantly more,’ with under 18’s reading the most, clocking up 7.14 hours per week on average.

According to the study, 56% of the total surveyed say they have spent more time reading since buying or owning an e-reader, with 34% admitting to reading a ‘bit more’ and 22% stating that they now read ‘significantly more’.

Owning a Kindle makes you read more according to UK poll

 

Under 18s were found to be the keenest readers, spending an average 7.14 reading hours per week, with those between 18-24 years showing the second highest average of 6.13 hours.

The average time spent glued to an e-readers was calculated at 5.65 hours per week across all ages, with the most common uses being reading books (85%), accessing the internet (9.5%), reading newspapers (3.5%) and reading magazines (1.6%).

With an estimated 1.4 million being shifted in the UK over Christmas, e-readers are certainly taking off in the UK, with Amazon’s Kindle being the biggest seller.

2 Comments on “Owning a Kindle makes you read more according to UK poll”

  1. So true! It’s costing me way more than when I read the good ole paper versions, but at least I’m not forking out for more bookcases.

  2. I’ve just been to London today and can’t believe how many people were reading from these things both on the train to London and on the tube once there

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