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Non-book readers in the U.S. 2018-2019, by education

In 2019, 44 percent of respondents with a high school degree or less reported not having read a book in the last year, compared to 37 percent who said the same a year earlier. Survey respondents who were college graduates or had pursued further education beyond college were by far the least likely to say that they had not read a single book in the past 12 months.

Share of adults who have not read a book 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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