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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
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/01/the-decline-of-the-american-book-lover/283222/
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)”

 

Stephen

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

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