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Thursday, July 08, 2004

Nothing New Here... Move Along

The New York Times > Books > Fewer Noses Stuck in Books in America, Survey Finds: "The survey also makes a striking correlation between readers of literature and those who are socially engaged, noting that readers are far more likely than nonreaders to do volunteer and charity work and go to art museums, performing arts events and ballgames. 'Whatever good things the new electronic media bring, they also seem to be creating a decline in cultural and civic participation,' Mr. Gioia said. 'Of literary readers, 43 percent perform charity work; only 17 percent of nonreaders do. That's not a subtle difference.'"


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