Fiction Reading Increases

A report released today by The National Endowment for the Arts indicates that the 25-year decline in fiction reading has reversed. The report,  titled “Reading on the Rise: A new Chapter in American Literacy,” is based on a survey conducted by the  Census Bureau. 

Adults reporting that they read at least one novel, short story, poem or play in the previous year declined from a high of 56.9% in 1982 to 46.7% in 2002. The 2008 figure moved up  a notch to 50.2%.

The story is being reported by several news agencies, including The New York Times, Washington Post and the AP.

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