Most read poets in the U.S. 2017

Share of adults who have read the work of selected poets in the United States as of April 2017

Most read poets in the U.S. 2017 The statistic contains data from a survey on the share of adults who have read the work of selected poets in the United States as of April 2017. During the survey, 67 percent of respondents stated they had read works by Edgar Allan Poe, and 45 percent had read poems written by Emily Dickinson.
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Share of adults who have read the work of selected poets in the United States as of April 2017

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Share of respondents
Emily Dickinson45
Edgar Allan Poe67
Robert Frost49
William Shakespeare64
William Blake15
Sylvia Plath13
Sarah Kay2
Walt Whitman38
Maya Angelou39
Alfred Tennyson23
Not sure17
Share of respondents
Emily Dickinson45
Edgar Allan Poe67
Robert Frost49
William Shakespeare64
William Blake15
Sylvia Plath13
Sarah Kay2
Walt Whitman38
Maya Angelou39
Alfred Tennyson23
Not sure17
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The statistic contains data from a survey on the share of adults who have read the work of selected poets in the United States as of April 2017. During the survey, 67 percent of respondents stated they had read works by Edgar Allan Poe, and 45 percent had read poems written by Emily Dickinson.
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