Tuesday, April 21, 2015

America’s Top 10 Most Literate Cities 2014

America’s Top 10 Most Literate Cities Announced

The latest top 10 Most LiterateCities study by Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) has just been released in today’s issue of USA Today. The 12th annual survey looks back at larger trends emerging over the past decade of surveying Americans’ literary habits and resources in larger cities.

The study is conducted by Jack Miller Ph.D., CCSU president. It reports on a key measure of America’s social health by ranking the reading habits and resources of the nation’s 75 largest cities.

The top 10 cities this year are:
Minneapolis, MN
Washington, DC
Seattle, WA
St. Paul, MN
Atlanta, GA
Pittsburgh, PA
Denver, CO
San Francisco, CA
Boston, MA
St. Louis, MO

Minneapolis returns to the #1 ranking, replacing Washington, D.C. after the District’s four-year run at #1. Minneapolis was at the top in 2007 and 2008, and it has remained in the top 3 since the first Most Literate Cities study was reported in 2003.

Bottom 15:
Los Angeles, CA
Memphis, TN
Phoenix, AZ
Riverside, CA
Long Beach, CA
Mesa, AZ
Aurora, CO
San Antonio, TX
Fresno, CA
Anaheim, CA
Stockton, CA
Chula Vista, CA
El Paso, TX
Corpus Christi, TX
Bakersfield, CA

Dr. John W. Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University, is the author of this study. Research for this edition of AMLC was conducted in collaboration with the Center for Public Policy and Social Research at CCSU.

The original study was published online in 2003 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater