Most literate city in the nation

Posted: Feb. 27th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

After a recent study, Washington D.C. ranked number one in the literacy column. The Study was conducted by Central Connecticut University and it was based on number of bookstores, libraries and educational levels among others. This study is the first of its kind.

For the third year in a row, Washington, D.C., is "America's most literate city," according to an annual statistical study ranking 75 cities, released Thursday.

The study, conducted by Central Connecticut State University president John Miller, is based on data that includes the number of bookstores, library resources, newspaper circulation, Internet resources and educational levels.

Miller says the study is aimed at shifting attention from school test scores on reading "to how much people are reading, and where are they reading the most."

In a digital age, the survey expands the definition of reading by counting online book orders, e-book readers and page views on local newspaper websites.

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