According to survey by the Cordex Group (hat-tip Atlantic Mag):
1) 49% of Adult American's haven't read a book in 12 month. No book. Nada, zip. Not even Harlequin romance or "How to make money on X" or "On cherry street".
2) 39% read 1-11 books a year. Again, we're talking ANY kind of book.
3) 19% read at least 12 books a year.
4) 80% of book reading is done by 20% of the people.