From In survey, most give thumbs-up to pirated papers by John Travis on 2016-05-06 in Science, question 5 was:
What’s the primary reason you use Sci-Hub or other pirated article repositories?
The possible answers were:
- I don’t have any access to the papers — 50.97% 5,046
- Convenience--It’s easier to use than the authentication systems provided by the publishers or my libraries — 16.90% 1,673