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Who Is Best Read? Who Reads the Most?


A new survey ranks the top 64 U.S. cities in terms of literacy. Number one is Minneapolis...


July 13, 2003
— A study by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor and education Professor Jack Miller maps literacy in America. Drawing from U.S. Census data, newspaper and magazine circulation rates, and bookseller and library resources, the study ranked the top 64 U.S. cities with a population over 250,000.


The top 10 cities are:

  1. Minneapolis
  2. Seattle
  3. Denver
  4. Atlanta
  5. San Francisco,
  6. Pittsburgh
  7. Washington
  8. Louisville
  9. Portland
  10. Cincinnati


For the complete study ranking 64 cities, visit the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Education Department website.  




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