NEWS

Techies make likely readers

Contrary to expectations, those familiar with technology actually read more. Consider what the survey discovered among respondents in the middle- and low-income brackets: Those respondents who were more familiar with information technology, such as computers, the Internet, ATMs and mobile phones, usually read more books too. In the middle-income group, especially those people living in urban areas, 14.4 percent of the sample read more than 10 books a year. Contact with new technology also influences the reading habits of those in lower-income groups. Six percent of those who use new technology read more than 10 books a year, regardless of whether they live in towns or rural areas. However, the survey did not specify whether the choice of books for these readers was limited to technical subjects.