Finland Is the Most Literate Country in the World

By Dianna Dilworth Comment


Finland is the most literate country in the world, according to a new report from Central Connecticut State University.

The World’s Most Literate Nations led by John W. Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University, revealed that Norway, Iceland, Denmark, and Sweden were also among the most well-read countries globally. The United States ranked at No. 7.

The report analyzed reading habits in more than 60 countries. This included looking at reading test scores, as well as library usage and accessibility to books through libraries. “The Pacific Rim countries, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and China, would top the list if test performance were the only measure,” explained the report. “Finland would be the only non-Pacific Rim country to rank high. When factors such as library size and accessibility are added in, the Pacific Rim nations drop dramatically.”

Routledge has published a companion book to the report. (Via The Washington Post).