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27 percent of American adults didn't read a single book last year

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Posted at 6:39 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 06:39:54-04

(WXYZ) — A quarter of adults in the United States didn't read a book in the past year, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

The survey reports that 27 percent of people say they didn't read a book at all last year – not even a part of one. That includes print, electronic books and audio books.

The study found people who didn't go to college and those who make less than $30,000 a year were less likely to pick up a book.

Nearly a decade ago, only 19 percent of folks said they hadn't read a book in the past year.