Friday, January 11, 2008

Reading Statistics

If you have read one book in the last year, you have read more than 25% of the people in Great Britain, according to a report from the Office of National Statistics. Thirty-three percent of adults had not bought a book in the previous twelve months, and thirty-four percent said that they did not read books at all. Almost half of males between the ages of 16-24 had not read a book in the previous year.

Another survey indicates that the parents or guardians of one third of British children never read them a bedtime story. In the United States, only 53% of children aged 3 to 5 were read to daily by a family member.

The lowering of literacy levels cannot help but have a detrimental effect on a clear understanding of doctrinal issues and the ability to learn Biblical truth from reading.

1 comment:

BarbaraC said...

Books are everywhere in our home. They were when I was a child as well. I would be curious to see how the reading rates have good done in the past 15 years as TV, computer usage, video games and Game boy usage has gone up.....

It is sad when a Christian does not read their Bible much because "they don't like to read."