Thursday, April 10, 2008

How Much Do You Read?

An April 7, 2008 Harris Poll® finds that over one-third of Americans read more than 10 books a year.

That's pretty encouraging news for those of us who are concerned about the effects of television, popular culture and the Internet on reading.

Interestingly, the survey found that of the types of books people read, non-fiction and fiction are about even (82% and 80% respectively).

The survey also reports that the "largest single genre is mystery, thriller and crime (48% read) followed by history (35%), biographies (31%), religious and spirituality (28%) and literature (27%)."

Where do you fit in on the reading spectrum? Do you read more or less than 10 books a year?