Moving to book ownership, about 85 percent of us own at least one physical book, while just 49 percent own at least one electronic book. Men were more likely to own e-books than women (53 percent to 45 percent), and Democrats were more likely to own them than Republicans. Folks under age 45 are much more likely to own e-books, though the older folks who do have e-books tend to have larger libraries than their younger friends.
Almost a quarter of us own at least 100 physical books, with 7 percent of us owning more than 500 and 3 percent owning more than 1,000, according to a separate October survey in which Montgomery asked over 29,000 Americans about their book collections.
All right, fellows, I’m going to need you to start pulling your weight here. I can only do so much on my own.