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The Atlantic: The Decline of the American Book Lover

Interesting article from The Atlantic with scary data:

The Decline of the American Book Lover

And why the downturn might be over. by
Link to the whole piece and read it.

“The Pew Research Center reported last week that nearly a quarter of American adults had not read a single book in the past year. As in, they hadn’t cracked a paperback, fired up a Kindle, or even hit play on an audiobook while in the car. The number of non-book-readers has nearly tripled since 1978.

Sources: Pew 2014, Pew 2012, and Gallup



Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. Sources: Pew 2014Pew 2012, and Gallup





Sources: NEA 2012 Survey of Participation in the Arts, To Read or Not to Read (NEA)”



Posted on: January 23, 2014, 11:04 am Category: Uncategorized

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