Thursday, December 08, 2005

Most Literate Cities in the U.S.

Hey, check it out: America's Most Literate Cities. This study ranked U.S. cities with a population of 200,000 or more. "The main factors used to measure literacy [were] newspaper circulation, numbers of bookstores, library resources, publishing and educational attainment. These five ranked factors combine 22 different variables that form the operational definition of literacy."

Congrats to Ohio!
Cincinnati = #5
Columbus = #11
Cleveland = #14
Akron = #26

Cincinnati ranks high on number of bookstores. Columbus, Cleveland, and Akron have a lot of libraries (go libraries!).

1 comment:

liz said...

Yay for D.C., #6! (Although #30 for education. No surprise there. I weep for the state of our government...)

Saw this study mentioned on the Colbert Report, I think...