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Book readers in the U.S. 2018-2019, by education level

The the total book reading population in the United States in 2019 amounted to 27 percent, however whilst 90 percent of college graduates said that they had read at least one book in the previous 12 months, just 32 percent of individuals without high school education said the same. The latter figure marks a drop of eight percent year on year. Conversely, the majority of American adults who are high school graduates or who completed some or all of their college studies were likely to have read a book of some kind in the past year.

Share of adults who have read a book in any format in the last 12 months in the United States in 2018 and 2019, by education level

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Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018 and 2019

Number of respondents

2018: 2,002; 2019: 1,052

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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