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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literacy_in_the_United_States

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 read a couple thousand simple words they learned by sight in the first four grades in school. Other sources may term such individuals functionally illiterate if they are ... Jonathan Kozol, in his book Illiterate America, suggests that the very high ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/06/illiteracy-rate_n_3880355.html

Sep 6, 2013 ... 21 percent of adults in the U.S. read below a 5th grade level, and 19 ... illiterate, and over 70 percent of inmates in America's prisons cannot ...

literacyprojectfoundation.org/community/statistics

STAGGERING ILLITERACY STATISTICS ... 45 million are functionally illiterate and read below a 5th grade level; 44% of the American adults do not read a book  ...

www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/32-million-us-adults-are-functionally-illiterate-what-does-even-mean

Aug 26, 2015 ... A functionally illiterate person, on the other hand, may be able to ... at the fact that America's knowledge-based economy has increased the ...

www.creditdonkey.com/illiteracy-in-america.html

Approximately 32 million adults in America are considered to be illiterate; about 14% of the entire adult ... What percentage of high school graduates can't read?

www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-literacy-america

1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read. ... functionally illiterate, proving that there is a close relationship between illiteracy and crime.

www.statisticbrain.com/number-of-american-adults-who-cant-read

Aug 22, 2016 ... U.S. Illiteracy Statistics, Data. Percent of U.S. adults who can't read (below a basic level), 14 %. Number of U.S. adults who can't read ...

nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=69

Eighteen percent of U.S. adults performed at the lowest level of the PIAAC literacy ... Percentage distribution of 25- to 65-year-olds, by literacy proficiency level, ... a nationally representative assessment of English literacy among American ...

www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2103.html

note: more than three-quarters of the world's 758 million illiterate adults are found in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa; of all the illiterate adults in the world, ...