Black College Women #1 Demographic To Read A Book

Pew Research stumbled onto an interesting data fact. The most likely person to read a book — in any format — is a black woman who’s been to college.

Slate’s Jacob Weisberg spotted the data point buried in Pew’s report, “E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps.” When asked Pew asked people if they’d read a book over the past year, there were clear demographic differences in the responses.


  1. Women read more books than men.
  2. Black and white people read more books than Hispanics. (The difference between black and white readers isn’t large enough to be statistically significant.)
  3. People who’ve been to college read more books than those who haven’t.
  4. There are other contrasts that the report draws: people who make $50,000 or more a year are more likely to read books, as are young people, in some circumstances.

Black Girls Rock! Keep reading, educating yourselves and gaining experience.

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