One in Four Americans Didn’t Read a Book Last Year

Resource Author:  Erin Blakemore
Resource Date:  09/02/2016
Resource Name:  Smithsonian
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When’s the last time you read a book? If you’re like 27 percent of Americans, that question might be a headscratcher. That’s because just over one in four Americans surveyed in a new poll said that they didn’t read a single book within the last 12 months. The survey of American readers contains a few dismaying statistics—and a few surprises about the popularity of books and reading in an increasingly digital world.