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Adults and Reading

In Uncategorized on July 13, 2009 at 3:58 pm

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In 2002 the National Endowment for the Arts conducted a study that looked at the reading habits of Americans. They found that the number of adults reading literary books had fallen to a 20 year low—to less than 47%.

Lasyt year, the NEA conducted a follow-up study and recently released the results.  This piece takes a look at the report with Sunil Iyengar, Director of the Office of Research and Analysis for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Also included in this feature is a conversation with Dr. Grant Horner, Associate Professor of English at Masters College in Santa Clarita, CA, on why the reading of great literature is important for us as adults.

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