Friday, June 29, 2007

Whoa

No wonder our vocabulary, grammer skills, and critical thinking skills tend to be so, um, limited nowadays!
  • 1/3 of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives.
  • 42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college.
  • 80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year.
  • 70 percent of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.

And each day in the U.S., people spend..

  • 4 hours watching TV,
  • 3 hours listening to the radio
  • and 14 minutes reading magazines.

Like Colleen Hammond pointed out, this doesn't even include internet time! Hmmm....

HT: Colleen Hammond

- Stat source

2 comments:

Sylvia said...

Wow - that is alarming!! =O

Jesse Caldwell said...

It is so sad... We are the most advanced industrial country in the world and yet we are the most ignorant.

As far as math and science is concerned, it is so bad. These are the things which drive civillization and yet, Americans rank 16 out of 16 in high school physics (not super hard). We are in the lower 50% of other industrialized and DEVELOPING countries when it comes to out sciences and math.

I almost cry for the knowledge that is thrown away by people who are too ignorant to know how ignorant they really are.