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Participation Rates for Literary Readers in 2002

Literary readers Non-readers Gap between groups
Visit art museums 43% 12% -31 pp
Attend plays or musicals 36% 10% -26 pp
Attend jazz or classical concerts 29% 9% -20 pp
Create photographs, paintings, or writings 32% 10% -22 pp
Attend sporting events 44% 27% -17 pp
Play sports 38% 24% -14 pp
Exercise 72% 40% -32 pp
Do outdoor activities 41% 22% -19 pp
pp = percentage points
Source: National Endowment for the Arts, To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence, November 2007.

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