02/22/2014 05:25 pm ET Updated Feb 22, 2014

The Least Literate Cities In America: 24/7 Wall St.

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CCSU ranked the cities based on six categories: bookstores, residents’ educational attainment, newspaper circulation, use of online resources, the library system, and periodical publishing resources. The most literate cities were largely in the Northeast, and they generally had a well-educated and well-paid population.

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