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More Americans reading, just not literature

ReadingWASHINGTON, D.C. —  A new report by the ‘National Endowment for Arts’ reveals what people are and aren’t reading these days. The good news is that more than half of Americans, 57%, are reading for pleasure.

Women (64%) are reading more than men (57%) and older adults (65-74 years old) read the most of all the age groups surveyed.

Unfortunately, some subjects are losing interest among readers. According to the Los Angeles Times, works of literature like novels, short stories, poetry and plays have lost interest. Last year, 47% of readers took up literature, down from 50% in 2008. Those low numbers were last seen in 2002.

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