Gallup has simply launched the outcomes of the 2021 version of a studying survey they’ve carried out since 1990. Final yr, U.S. Individuals reported studying 12.6 books on common, down from 15.6 in 2016, and decrease than any of the earlier years.
The share of respondents who mentioned that they had not learn in any respect prior to now yr has stayed regular at 17%, which is about the identical because it’s been since 2002, so the decline was brought on by a drop within the quantity of people that learn greater than 10 books: solely 27% learn greater than 10, which is the bottom it’s been recorded.
Whereas all classes confirmed a decline in common numbers of books learn, the largest distinction was in faculty grads, who went from 21.1 books learn per yr on common 2002-2016 to 14.6 in 2021.
Solely 6% of respondents learn 51 books or extra in 2021.
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