Studying reading habits in the cyber age

Please answer the following set of questions to the best of your knowledge. Your answers will help us gain a deeper understanding of reading habits of students as well as professionals across several fields.

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* 2. What is your age?

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* 3. What is your gender?

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* 6. What is your approximate annual household income?

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* 7. Please select the nature of your reading activity, and the frequency of each.

  Daily Many times a week Few times a week Few times a month Few times a year Rarely Never Not applicable / not required
For pleasure
For work
For keeping up with current events
For academics
Researching specific topics of interest

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* 8. How much do you enjoy reading:

  Very much Quite a bit Moderately Not much Not at all
Literary (books, drama, poetry)
Non-literary (magazines, journals, news, opinion, research)

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* 9. Please select the primary reasons why you enjoy reading.

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* 10. Please select the primary reasons why you don't read or enjoy reading. (If any)

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* 11. Where do you get reading recommendations from?

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* 12. In what setting do you generally read?

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* 13. Please select an approximate estimate of your literary reading or listening in whole or part during the past 1 year.

  0 1-5 6-10 11-20 21-35 36-50 51-70 71-100 > 100
Print
Ebooks
Audiobooks

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* 14. What types of books do you read most often?

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* 15. Please rate following sources of obtaining books, from most commonly (1) to most rarely (5) used.

  1 2 3 4 5 N/A
Sharing between friends, coworkers, family or reader circles
Borrowing / renting from stores and libraries
Purchasing or downloading books/ebooks/audiobooks
Alternative sales, exhibitions, events and fairs
Other

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* 16. Please select if print or electronic books are more suited to you for the following:

  Print Electronic No preference
Reading in bed
Reading pleasure / recreational value
Travel / commute reading
Quick access  to new material
Sharing with people
Reading with children
Accessing and maintaining a wide collection
Attention-friendly

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* 17. Which format do you prefer reading in the most?

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* 19. Non-literary reading: Please select amount of time spent on the following daily.

  0 - 15 minutes 15 - 30 minutes 30 - 60 minutes 1 - 1.5 hours 1.5 - 3 hours > 3 hours
Newspapers
Curated lists
Journals and periodicals
Podcasts
Online news
Cultural magazines / websites
Interest-specific magazines and websites
Social media posts / opinion
Blog posts

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* 20. Please rank the following media sources in order of most to least used:

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* 21. Which of the following electronic devices do you use? (Please select all that apply.)

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* 22. Please select the duration you are online everyday.

0 Minutes 500
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 23. Here are some popular notions related to reading. Please select the extent to which you agree or disagree with them.

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
Internet and computers have revolutionized access to reading material
Electronic media will replace print media in the near future
Watching and listening audio-visual content is more entertaining / involving than reading
Social media and other online activity is more preferred to reading books

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