Posted on 08/02/2021 at 11:44 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
If you found yourself reading more last year, you’re not alone.
The US Department of Labor’s American Time Use survey, which covers May-December 2020, came out last week.
And it found that Americans ages fifteen an older spent 21 percent more time reading in that period, compared with May-December 2019 — from a little under 17 minutes daily to a bit over 20 minutes daily.
Of that group, the largest increases were seen in the 20- to 34-year-old crowd and those over 65.
Publishers Weekly also notes that when breaking trends down by race, Black Americans saw the largest increase in reading time: 140 percent more than the prior year.
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