Illiteracy Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Institute of Literacy
Research Date: 4.28.2013

U.S. Illiteracy Statistics Data
Percent of U.S. adults who can’t read 14 %
Number of U.S. adults who can’t read 32 Million
Percent of U.S. adults who read below a 5th grade level 21 %
Percent of prison inmates who can’t read 63 %
Percent of high school graduates who can’t read 19 %
Global Illiteracy  
Number of people worldwide who can’t read 774 Million
Percent of the worlds illiterate who are female 66 %


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