Print Magazine Reach Twice As Large As Digital Issues Among Connected Adults

July 27, 2015

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Mequoda-US-Connected-Adults-Magazine-Reading-July2015Source: Mequoda [download page]

    Notes: Among US adults with internet access, 7 in 10 surveyed report having read a print magazine issue in the past 30 days, almost twice the proportion (37%) who have read a digital magazine issue, according to a Mequoda study. Digital magazine readers are split on their favorite format, though, with web editions (37%) slightly preferred over tablet (32%) and print (31%) editions. The most important functionalities of a digital magazine, per readers, are readable (79% very important) and scrollable (56% very important) text. By comparison, far fewer perceive other functionalities such as copy and past capability (23%) and links to websites (20%) as being very important.

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        About the Data: The Mequoda results are based on a survey of 3,642 US adults with internet access. Some 53% of respondents are female, and 53% are aged 45 and older. Slightly more than one-third (34%) have household income of at least $100k.

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