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’.
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.