Survey shows which country's students read for pleasure

09/8/2011 | Observer (London), The

More than 90% of 15-year-old students in Albania, Kazakhstan, Shanghai-China and Thailand say they read for pleasure, according to a recent survey. The data taken from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests placed those countries at the top of a list of 65 nations, ranking them according to the number of students who said they enjoy reading fiction, nonfiction, newspapers, books, magazines and comics for fun. In the United Kingdom, about 60% of 15-year-olds reported reading for pleasure -- about 3% lower than the average for developed countries.

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