I love to read; it goes hand in hand with my love of writing. One of the things I most disliked about Indiana was how little a large portion of the populace was concerned with cracking open a book or a newspaper.
When America's first Tea Party mayor, Greg Ballard, decided that the best option to balance the Indianapolis budget, he quickly started slashing the parks budget and anything that remotely smelled of art. Included in his hit list were the city libraries. You know, because when you don't have a population with very good job skills, you don't want them to get an education and be able to better themselves; the Tea Party likes their followers a little on the obtuse side, if you know what I mean....
So it wasn't a big shock to me to see that out of the top 75 cities in America, Indianapolis ranks #34 in terms of how literate it is. The new findings from Central Connecticut State University highlights America's Most Literate Cities of 2010 doesn't just ask "How many people in the city can read?" It shows you how many people do read by looking at the number of bookstores, educational attainment, internet resources, library resources, newspaper circulation, and periodical publications.
Thankfully, Washington DC is the most literate city. I've moved up in the world of letters! Stockton, California ranked last. The top 25 cities are listed after the jump.