54% of adults read a book for pleasure in 2012

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54% of adults read a book for pleasure in 2012

Sep 26 2013

According to the just released results of the National Endowment for the Arts 2012 Survey, last year 54% of American adults read a work of literature or a book (fiction or nonfiction) not required for work or school. However, adults' rates of literary reading (novels or short stories, poetry, and plays) dropped back to 2002 levels (from 50% in 2008 to 47% in 2012).

Source: Arts.gov

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