Survey: Americans Who Read Books Are Dying Breed [Poll]
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That number is the same as it was in 2012, but a sharp drop from 1978 when only 8 percent said they hadn’t read a book. Of course, back in those days, people weren’t distracted by the hundreds of TV channels at their disposal, video games to occupy their time or this radical new time-waster called the Internet.
Back in 1978, 42 percent of adults enjoyed at least 11 books in the previous year, compared to just 28 percent who breezed through 11 in this most recent poll.
Let’s not declare the death of the love of literature just yet, though.
There were still 55 percent who admit to reading a book in the last year (thank you, “50 Shades of Grey” and housewives who confessed to catching up on the “Twilight” series).