Let’s look at our-fellow-Americans’ background (I don’t have a source for this)
Only 41% of 25 year olds and older have at least an associates degree.
15% of the US population has a specific reading disorders.
46% of American adults can’t understand the labels on their prescriptions.
50% of American adults are unable to read an 8th grade level book.
33% American high school graduates will never read a book after they graduate.
42% College students who will never read another book after they graduate.
70% American adults have not been in a book store in the past 5 years.
80% American families did not buy a book this year of 2013.
15% of the US inmates are literate.
Is it any wonder that we want to read or hear about the Kardashians and not the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare)?