Monday, July 14, 2008

These Statistics Stunned Me

One-third of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives. Many people in the U.S. do not even graduate from high school.

58% of the US adult population never reads another book after high school.

42% of college graduates never read another book.

80% of US families did not buy or read a book last year.

70% of US adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.

57% of new books are not read to completion.

Most readers do not get past page 18 in a book they have purchased.

Go here for a lot more!

"Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine."
1 Timothy 4:13


Tori said...

Hmm, that's pretty interesting.

Starla said...


apronstringsandothertiesthatbind said...

Truly sad! I've visited untold places through reading. I'm so thankful all my kids and all theirs love to read. It's been said reading to our children teach them to love reading. These stats likely reflect that state of the family in our country. Praise God we are not among these statistics!