27% Read Zero Books last year

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by madanthonywayne, Aug 22, 2007.

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How many books a year do you read?

  1. 1 or 2

    12.5%
  2. 3-5

    16.7%
  3. 5-10

    20.8%
  4. more than 10

    75.0%
  5. I usually read fiction

    50.0%
  6. I usually read non-fiction

    54.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    According to a recent poll, 27% of Americans read no books last year.
     
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  3. countezero Registered Senior Member

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    Good. That will make it easier for me to conquer the world...
     
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  5. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    I voted for all, not because I was being stupid or trying to mess up your poll, but because I was being honest.
    One year I could read 20 books, the next 1 book.
    I sometimes read fiction - I sometimes read non-fiction.
    It really depends on my mood, my job, my life situation, my current interests and simple coincidence/influences.
    I read maybe 3 books last year.
    I read three books last month.
     
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  7. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    I read between 3-5, both fiction and nonfiction
     
  8. Xev Registered Senior Member

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    Amusing.
     
  9. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    I just noticed I forgot to include an option for zero books read! D'oh. Oh well, surely an erudite group such as SciForums doesn't include any of that 27%.
     
  10. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I didn't read any books last year. I did however, like Oli, read hundreds of magazines and periodicals.
     
  11. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    50-50 on fiction and non fiction for me.
     
  12. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    I'm not sure what your point is. Remember that people who admit they never attend religious services are a minority in America. They could be reading the Encyclopedia Britannica from cover to cover and it won't affect the tastes of the majority.
     
  13. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    same as raven said, except i always read more than 2 books per year. but some years i read tons and some years not so much.


    peace.
     
  14. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    roughly the same for me aswell.

    peace.
     
  15. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    As far as books go, it's almost all fiction. I read plenty of nonfiction in the form of journals, etc to keep up with the latest developments.

    Books are for fun, relaxing between patients or when I have some down time.
     
  16. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    I don't think the Bible counts as a book read, unless the person actually read the thing - without skipping more than a fifth of the chapters.

    And even then, it only counts in one year.

    You've got one book accounting for one book of reading every year, otherwise. That skews the averages. Tack a cookbook and a Chilton and a reference almanac in there, and you've got four - maybe the same four, every year.
     
  17. pjdude1219 The biscuit has risen Valued Senior Member

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    i read whatever i can get my hands on
     
  18. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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