Gallup poll shows 1 in 4 adults have not read a book in last year. The median number of books read (for those who read) is four.
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.
Now, the next story (below) is based on the very same Gallup poll. But it tells a different story. The second compares the reading habits of "liberals" and "conservatives" (undefined of course), with the implication that liberals are smarter than conservatives.
I thought someone here told me the media doesn't filter the news. So what is this horse puckey about liberals v. conservatives? If I don't self identify with either, does that mean I don't read? What about the libertarians, or the socialists, or the anarchists, or the monarchists? Do they not exist, or don't they read? Since the first article says more women read than men, does this mean that women are smarter than men? Funny how the second doesn't bother to make that comparison. Why didn't they compare readership between Coke and Pepsi drinkers? It would have been about as useful and newsworthy.
Oh, this will likely be a topic of discussion in the us v. them media sources in days to come.
Washington - Liberals read more books than conservatives.
The head of the book publishing industry's trade group says she knows why - and there's little flattering about conservative readers in her explanation.