NEA Study says literary reading on the rise

On its news site, the National Endowment for the Arts released results of a recent study about American adults literary reading habits:
“”At a time of immense cultural pessimism, the NEA is pleased to announce some important good news. Literary reading has risen in the U.S. for the first time in a quarter century,” said NEA Chairman Dana Gioia. “This dramatic turnaround shows that the many programs now focused on reading, including our own Big Read, are working. Cultural decline is not inevitable.”

Isn’t this great news?! To read more details, see: http://www.arts.gov/news/news09/ReadingonRise.html

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