Percentage Who Read Almost Every Day for Fun

  1984 1999 2004
9-year-olds 53% 54% 54%
13-year-olds 35 28 30
17-year-olds 31 25 22
Source: National Endowment for the Arts, To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence, November 2007.

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