One in four read no books last year

One in four adults say they 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 seniors were most avid, and religious works and popular fiction were the top choices.

The survey reveals a nation whose book readers, on the whole, can
hardly be called ravenous. The typical person claimed to have read four
books in the last year — half read more and half read fewer. Excluding
those who hadn’t read any, the usual number read was seven. —AP