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How literate is the adult population?

The National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) estimates at least 40 million American adults need stronger literacy skills to take advantage of lifelong learning opportunities. Between 21% and 23% of the adult population, or approximately 44 million people, scored in Level 1 of the National Adult Literacy Survey. Most adults in Level 1 can read a little, but not well enough to fill out an application, read a food label or read a simple story to a child.

Source: National Institute for Literacy




 
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