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 ...
tal disabilities (3 percent in 2003 and 4 percent in 1992) are excluded from this
figure. ... A First Look at the Literacy of America's Adults in the 21stCentury.
The Literacy Skills of America's Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvi ..... period,
from roughly 6 to 9 percent of the population, or more than 22 million people.
Of adults with the lowest literacy levels, 43 percent live in poverty, and 70% of ...
care costs is linked to low adult literacy.<sup>3</sup> Nearly half of American adults have ...
Aug 26, 2015 ... The most frequently referenced definition of “functional literacy” is ... at the fact
that America's knowledge-based economy has increased the ...
Aug 22, 2016 ... Illiteracy Rate Statistics. ... best selling books of all time illiteracy rates ... Percent
of U.S. adults who can't read (below a basic level), 14 %.
Country, LITERACY(%). Afghanistan, definition: age 15 and over can read and
write total population: 38.2% male: 52% female: 24.2% (2015 est.).
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.
It was only in the 19th and 20th centuries that rates of literacy approached ...
Adult illiteracy rates in Latin America, 1900-2000 – Our World in Data, with data