The Demographics Of Non-Book Readers

The Demographics Of Non-Book Readers

Though the demographics of those who don’t read a book in the United States in the last year hasn’t changed much, it is still noteworthy who the non-book readers are. According to Pew Research Center, they are 26% of all adults, lower income, with no college background and they skew slightly younger than the population. In addition, 19% have not visited a library or bookmobile in the last year. What is not clear is why these numbers exist. Is it a failure of our educational system or untreated reading problems? Pew Research Center doesn’t offer any thoughts about why we have this persistent problem.