Rates of literacy in the United States depend on which of the various definitions
of literacy is used. Governments may label as literate those individuals who can ...
Sep 6, 2013 ... The current literacy rate isn't any better than it was 10 years ago. ... 14 percent of
adult Americans demonstrated a “below basic” literacy level in ...
The Literacy Skills of America's Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvi ..... period,
from roughly 6 to 9 percent of the population, or more than 22 million people.
Overview; Educational Characteristics of the Population; Enrollment Rates ...
Excerpts are taken from Chapter 1 of 120 Years of American Education: A
Questions: How many American adults can't read? Statistics on adult illiteracy
rates in the U.S.? What percent of U.S. adults can't read?
Approximately 32 million adults in America are considered to be illiterate; about
... We've included some statistics on illiteracy rates among juvenile and adult ...
Worldwide, 775 million adults — approximately 12 percent of the world's
population ... [Education Attainment table, 2010 American Community Survey (
Jan 10, 2009 ... "The crisis of adult literacy is getting worse, and investment in ... estimates that
illiteracy costs American businesses more than $60 billion each ...
In each type of literacy, 13 percent of adults were at or above Proficient ... Over 70
% of inmates in America's prisons cannot read above a fourth grade level.
Jan 8, 2009 ... ... the USA about one in seven are saddled with such low literacy skills that ...
time lets the public see literacy rates as far down as county levels.