August 22, 2007

Fill in the Blank: One in Four Americans Hasn't _____

Answer: Read a single book in the past year, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll released yesterday. The average American read just four books- that number increases to seven if you exclude the 27% of the population who didn't read a single book.

"Who are the 27 percent of people the AP-Ipsos poll found hadn't read a single book this year? Nearly a third of men and a quarter of women fit that category. They tend to be older, less educated, lower income, minorities, from rural areas and less religious."

The Washington Post article includes some interesting SES and regional breakdowns...maybe I'm the only one interested/outraged, but I think it is worth taking a look.