World’s Biggest Readers

Im in a meeting at DPI (NC Department of Public Instruction), but had to blog this one.

It’s out. The biggest readers in the world are…. “Indians”. According to a study NOP World Culture Score Index, surveying 30,000 people in 30 countries, people in India read 10.7 hours a week. Also ranking were:

  • Thailand — 9.4 hours a week
  • China — 8
  • Russia — 7.1
  • Australia — 6.3
  • United States — 5.7
  • United Kingdom — 5.3
  • Japan — 4.1
  • South Korea — 3.1

The global average was 6.5.

“Indians ‘World’s Biggest Readers’.” BBCNews 27 Jun 2005. 08 Jul 2005 <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4626857.stm>.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.