27%

of American adults say they haven't read a book in whole or in part in the past year

Source: Pew Research Center
Additional Information: This includes books in print, electronic and audio forms. This figure, which is from 2019, is up from 19 percent who said they had not read a book in 2011.
Reference: For more information, read the 2019 Pew Research Center analysis, "One-in-Five Americans Now Listen to Audiobooks." "One-in-Five Americans Now Listen to Audiobooks."

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