Thursday, April 6, 2017

2016 America’s Most Literate Cities Ranked

2016 America’s Most Literate Cities Ranked

After a four-year hiatus, Washington, DC returns to the top spot in the 13th annual survey of America’s Most Literate Cities by Central Connecticut State University.

The study is conducted by Dr. Jack Miller, president emeritus of Central. It reports on a key measure of America’s social health by ranking the reading habits and resources of the nation’s 82 largest cities.

The top 10 cities this year are:
1.     Washington, D.C.
2.     Seattle
3.     Minneapolis
4.     Atlanta
5.     San Francisco
6.     Pittsburgh
7.     Portland, Ore.
8.     Cincinnati
9.     St. Paul
10.   Boston

The Bottom 10:
Chula Vista, CA
Fresno, CA
San Antonio, TX
Corpus Christi, TX
Anaheim, CA
Stockton, CA
El Paso, TX
Bakersfield, CA
Laredo, TX

The complete 2016 rankings are available online.

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

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