Washington, D.C. Ranked Most Literate City In The United States
via USA Today:
Central Connecticut State University President Jack Miller has released his yearly survey on the literary acumen of US cities. And for the second year in a row, Washington, D.C. is the most literate city in the country.
The ranking were based on number of bookstores, library resources, newspaper circulation and Internet resources. Here's the entire list:
- Washington, D.C.
- St. Louis
- San Francisco
There's a couple of interesting things that we can learn from this. For example, I had no idea Red Sox fans could read. And this will give Seattle another reason to be self-righteous.
Also, how did New York City not even rank in the top 10? It's the heart of the publishing industry, and it tied with Austin, TX at 22.5? Pittsburgh ranked higher?!? I'm not even sure that's a real city. I question the veracity of this survey.
Check out this link to see the full list, and then come back here and complain about where your city ranked. Just be thankful that you don't live in Bakersfield, CA, the lowest ranked city on the list. (If you do live in Bakersfield, sorry!!!)
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