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  • Americans are reading more non-fiction
  • Americans are reading more non-fiction
    Ian Sane (2015) ©

Americans are reading more non-fiction

With an unlimited supply of entertainment available online, its no surprise that reading is on the decline in the US. But while one study shows that reading literature for pleasure has hit a low of 43%, another study, which includes non-fiction, tells a different story – 73% of adults read a book last year.



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