This reports on the percentage of 16+ year olds read for pleasure. The numbers are heartening. More than three-quarters of high school kids (78%) read for pleasure. More than half (57%) report reading daily. They use libraries, and they purchase books. Sometimes the doom and gloom being reported causes me to wonder about our future. But these numbers give me hope.
Granted, this survey was "limited" to the 6000+ surveyed. I think it would be fascinating for teachers to replicate this survey in their own classrooms to see whether or not the results are similar.