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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 ...

The U.S. Illiteracy Rate Hasn't Changed In 10 Years | Huffington Post


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 ...

Literacy Project Foundation - Statistics


As the literacy rate doubles, so doubles the per capita income. ... functionally illiterate and read below a 5th grade level; 44% of the American adults do not read ...

Shocking Facts: 23 Statistics on Illiteracy in America - CreditDonkey


Approximately 32 million adults in America are considered to be illiterate; about ... We've included some statistics on illiteracy rates among juvenile and adult ...

Adult Literacy in America - National Center for Education Statistics


The Literacy Skills of America's Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvi ..... period, from roughly 6 to 9 percent of the population, or more than 22 million people.

National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) - 120 Years of Literacy


Overview; Educational Characteristics of the Population; Enrollment Rates ... Excerpts are taken from Chapter 1 of 120 Years of American Education: A Statistical ...

A First Look at the Literacy of America's Adults in the 21st Century


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.

Adult literacy - Fast Facts - U.S. Department of Education


What are the literacy levels of adults, and how does the United States compare to other ... Twelve percent of U.S. adults age 16 to 65 performed at the highest ...

Literacy Statistics - BeginToRead


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.

Most literate nation in the world? Not the U.S., new ranking says ...


Mar 8, 2016 ... A new world ranking of countries and their literacy rates puts the United States at 7th. Who's No. 1? Finland. The study, conducted by John W.

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11 Facts about Literacy in America | DoSomething.org | Volunteer for ...


1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read. ... Reports show that the rate of low literacy in the United States directly costs the healthcare ...

Adult Literacy Facts | ProLiteracy


Of adults with the lowest literacy levels, 43 percent live in poverty, and 70% of ... Nearly half of American adults have difficulty understanding and using health ...

STATS | Illiteracy Statistics and Demographics - Statistic Brain


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 ...