The recent U.S. PIRG report Fixing the Broken Textbook Market is based on a survey of more than 2,000 students from more than 150 different campuses across the USA late in 2013. They found the following:
- 65% said they had decided against buying a textbook because it was too expensive.
- Nearly half (48%) said the cost of books had an impact on how many or which classes they took.
- 94% of the students who had skipped buying a required book said they were concerned that doing this would hurt their grade in that course.