4

the number of books the typical American adult reads per year

Source: Pew Research Center
Additional Information: A "typical" American is defined as the median, that means that half of American adults read more than four and half read fewer than four. This figure, from 2019, is largely unchanged since 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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