Report From Japan: “Students Find Paper Books Easier to Read Than E-Books”
From The Japan News:
Elementary, junior high and high school students who have used e-books tend to find paper books easier to read, according to a recent survey conducted by the Japan School Library Association.
The survey asked some 7,000 students who said they had read an e-book, “Which do you find easier to read and understand: paper books or e-books on a smartphone or tablet?”
“Paper books” was the choice of 45.6% of elementary school students, 40.4% of junior high school students and 45% of high school students. “E-books on a smartphone or tablet,” meanwhile, was the choice of 34.4% of elementary school students, 38.5% of junior high school students and 34.9% of high school students. A plurality of respondents in each group preferred reading paper books to e-books.
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