Which Country Reads the Most?


Which Country Reads the Most?

We know it’s not the US.  We only read when Comcast throttles our Netflix and we can’t figure out what else to do.

[Source: World Culture Score Index, via @Amazing_Maps]

According to the NOP World Culture Score Index, readers in India are making the rest of us look bad. Don’t squint! Here’s a larger version, and here’s the complete list:

Hours reading per week per person

1. India — 10 hours, 42 minutes
2. Thailand — 9:24
3. China — 8:00
4. Philippines — 7:36
5. Egypt — 7:30
6. Czech Republic — 7:24
7. Russia — 7:06
8. Sweden — 6:54
8. France — 6:54
10. Hungary — 6:48
10. Saudi Arabia — 6:48
12. Hong Kong — 6:42
13. Poland — 6:30
14. Venezuela — 6:24
15. South Africa — 6:18
15. Australia — 6:18
17. Indonesia — 6:00
18. Argentina — 5:54
18. Turkey — 5:54
20. Spain — 5:48
20. Canada — 5:48
22. Germany — 5:42
22. USA — 5:42
24. Italy — 5:36
25. Mexico — 5:30
26. U.K. — 5:18
27. Brazil — 5:12
28. Taiwan — 5:00
29. Japan — 4:06
30. Korea — 3:06

The Afternoon Map is a new semi-regular feature in which we share maps and infographics. In the afternoon. Semi-regularly. Thanks to the great @Amazing_Maps for tweeting this one.

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