Who Reads More? Blacks Or Whites
There are no significant racial gaps between Blacks and Whites when it comes to book reading
In fact, according to a Pew Research study, Blacks are actually slightly more likely than Whites, but significantly more likely than Latinos to have read a book in the past 12 months.
Additionally, the study found that 76 percent of American adults 18 and older have read a book in the past year. Out of that percentage, more than 28 percent had read it on a tablet or mobile reading device, while 68 percent had read actual hard copy books leaving 14 percent who listened to an audiobook.
However, it was concluded that the Black adult participants who were surveyed led every category, with 81 percent having read a book in the past year, more than whites at 76 percent and Latinos ranking in at 67 percent.
Three-quarters of Black Americans read a book in print, while 30 percent read one on an e-reader or tablet and approximately 19 percent listened to an audiobook. That compares to 71 percent of white adults who read a print book, 29 percent who read an e-book and 14 percent who listened to an audiobook.
Who said literature was dead?
Statistics taken from the Pew Research Center