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.
- Women read more books than men.
- Black and white people read more books than Hispanics. (The difference between black and white readers isn’t large enough to be statistically significant.)
- People who’ve been to college read more books than those who haven’t.
- 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.
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