From an excellent article from The Atlantic:
“The Pew Research Center reported last week that nearly a quarter of American adults had not read a single book in the past year. As in, they hadn’t cracked a paperback, fired up a Kindle, or even hit play on an audiobook while in the car. The number of non-book-readers has nearly tripled since 1978.”
The average American read 5 books last year.
Read the full article here: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/01/the-decline-of-the-american-book-lover/283222/