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NEW YORK  - A lot of people are still reading books. It's just that fewer of us are turning pages to do it. 

A new survey says the percentage of Americans who have read an e-book has grown. 

The numbers - those 16 and up using e-books grew from 16 percent to 23 percent this year. And there are more owners of a device that can read e-books - that number jumped from 18 to 33 percent. 

At the same time, the percentage of people reading traditional books has dropped from 72 percent to 67 percent. 

The study by the Pew Internet Research Center finds that those who read books of any kind has continued to drop - the percentage falling from 78 percent to 75 percent. 

However, Pew says that change is statistically insignificant.

The Associated Press

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