95% of Brits prefer paper books over ebooks

The Telegraph just posted a story on the results of a survey conducted last month. Here is an excerpt:

While eighty-six per cent of the respondents regularly access some form of digital media, a whopping ninety-five per cent of respondents still prefer physical books over e-books and 75 per cent favour DVDs over watching films on digital services such as Blinkbox.

Sixty-eight per cent of those polled in Hewlett Packard’s ‘Evolution of Digital Media’ survey, still prefer physical print-outs of photographs, as opposed to their digital versions.

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Since we know that ebooks are now 5% of the UK market, I have to question the survey data.  I wonder if this survey polled actual book consumers or just the general public. How many of those respondents actually buy books on a regular basis? (This article isn't clear.)

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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