Finland Finishes First in Reading Stakes

Finland Finishes First in Reading Stakes

Book Culture

  Finland has topped a recent study into the amount of books read per country.  Norway followed Finland in second place, with Iceland, Denmark and Sweden coming next. Switzerland was sixth and the USA in seventh, Canada in 11th, France in 12th and the UK in 17th place.    Conducted by John Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, the research examined literacy achievement tests and also ‘literate behavior characteristics’–everything from instances of libraries and numbers of newspapers to years of formal education and computer availability in countries worldwide.   If nations are ranked only on their reading assessment results, …