One in four adults say they read no books at all in the past year, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll released Tuesday.
To pick out the religious bits:
… those who said they never attend religious services read nearly twice as many as those who attend frequently.
The Bible and religious works were read by two-thirds in the survey, more than all other categories.
Those likeliest to read religious books included older and married women, lower earners, minorities, lesser educated people, Southerners, rural residents, Republicans and conservatives.
Of course, these are just the numbers, and we have to be careful to jump to conclusions about what it all means…
But is anyone surprised by these results?
And because we have to get an obligatory joke in here…
Of those who did read, women and seniors were most avid, and religious works and popular fiction were the top choices.
I didn’t know religious works and popular fiction were two separate categories.
[Cue laugh track]
(Thanks to Susan for the link!)
[tags]atheist, atheism, Christian, literature[/tags]