That's according to an LAT/USC poll that's out in advance of this weekend's Times Festival of Books. The survey also shows that 80 percent of Californians have read a book for fun in the last month. Seems hard to believe. Check that, seems impossible to believe. Nationwide surveys have routinely shown that the average person only reads a handful of books each year - and there's no reason to believe Californians are that much different from the national norm. Frankly, these numbers are so absurd on their face that I have to wonder about the results for other topics in the LAT/USC series.
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