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Exploring the Pew Research Center data-set on EReaders and Gadgets

Pew Research Center hosts variety of open datasets spanning across US Politics, Media & News, Social Trends, Internet & Tech, Global, Religion. The data-set that got my attention is survey of about 1007 respondents on the use of  electronic gadgets for E-reading.

Distribution of number of books read in the past 12 months (broken by gender for each bin)

Mean (including those who answered “none”) – 12 books
Median – 5 books

Based on those who read any books in the past 12 months N=780

a. Printed books – 91%
b. Audiobooks – 19%
c. E-books – 37%

Now for those who answered Yes for an Ebook, lets start to see how many books they tend to read on average based on electronic gadgets that they own. The left most segment which only owns an EReader like Kindle/Nook is the most voracious of all. The group that stands out lowest is coincidentally the exact inverse  ie  they own everything but the Ebook reader. 
The average number of books shown for each category can also include paper books a…