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Friday, December 29, 2006

Stats Attack 4 (Books edition)

I found some interesting statistics on books in the U.S.:
  • 81% of the population feels they have a book inside them. (lol)
  • 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.
  • 58% of the US adult population never reads another book after high school.
  • 42% of college graduates never read another book.
  • $1.7 billion is spent annually on textbooks. (for comparison: $78 billion is spent on alcohol, $37 billion on cigarettes and $6 billion on pet food.)


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