U.S. Adult Participation in Literary Activities
(12-month period ending Aug. 2002)
|Percent of |
|Read any book||56.6%||117|
|Read a novel or short story||45.1||93|
|Read a play||3.6||7|
|Listened to live or recorded readings of novels or books||9.3||19|
|Read or listened to poetry||14.3||30|
| Listened to live or recorded |
readings of poetry
|Did personal creative writing||7.0%||14|
|Took creative writing classes |
|In past year||1.0||2|
|Used Internet to learn about, read, or discuss topics related to literature||9.2||19|
1. “Literature” includes novels, short stories, plays, and poetry but not works of nonfiction.
Source: National Endowment for the Arts, Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America, June 2004.
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