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Are You an Above-Average Book Reader?

Are You an Above-Average Book Reader?

“When there’s nothing else to feel proud of, at least you can tell yourself, “Hey, I am an above-average American book reader, … damn it.” Are you? Here are the latest stats, from the Pew Research Center:

  • 75% of Americans 16 and older read a book last year.
  • The median number of books read by readers last year was 6; the average, pushed up by those always-reading outliers, was 15.
  • The percentage of readers declined steadily with age, from 90% of 16 year-olds to just 67% of those 65 and older. Likewise, the percentage of readers increased steadily as household income and education levels rose.
  • 81% of women read a book last year, but only 70% of men.”

Why, yes, Yes I am.  In fact I am an outlier being old and male I’m statistically less likely to read books.



Posted on: December 28, 2012, 10:07 am Category: Uncategorized

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