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New Harris Poll on Reading

Over One-Third of Americans Read More Than Ten Books in Typical Year
But, One in Five Americans Purchased No Books Last Year

“ROCHESTER, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For years, people have been crying about the death of the book. While reading books may be declining, Americans are reading. Just one in ten (9%) say they typically read no books in an average year. About one-quarter (23%) read between 1 and 3 books, while one in five (19%) read between 4 and 6 books and 13 percent typically read between 7 and 10 books. And, over one-third (37%) of Americans say they read more then ten books in an average year.”
Lots of interesting soundbites in the press. It covers reading and buying but neglects to note that borrowing is higher too.
I liked that ‘independents’ read so much more than those who are affiliated. Hmmm.

Posted on: April 13, 2008, 8:39 pm Category: Uncategorized

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