By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Writer
Tue Aug 21, 7:01 PM ET
WASHINGTON - There it sits on your night stand, that book you've meant to read for who knows how long but haven't yet cracked open. Tonight, as you feel its stare from beneath that teetering pile of magazines, know one thing â€” you are not alone.
One in four adults read no books at all in the past year, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll released Tuesday. Of those who did read, women and older people were most avid, and religious works and popular fiction were the top choices.
The survey reveals a nation whose book readers, on the whole, can hardly be called ravenous. The typical person claimed to have read four books in the last year â€” half read more and half read fewer. Excluding those who hadn't read any, the usual number read was seven.
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As someone who reads well over 100 books a year (admittedly including a few rereads of the same book), I find this somewhat shocking...
I guess this also explains why so many Americans do not believe in our noodly deity