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Originally published Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 4:26 PM

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Seattle regains title of 'most literate city'

Central Connecticut State University ranks Seattle no. 1 when it comes to literacy, based on an algorithm that takes into account number of bookstores, advanced degrees, Internet usage, library usage and newspaper readership.

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Seattle has once again been named America's most literate city in a survey conducted by John Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University, who has been conducting this survey since 2003. Last year, Seattle had to share the top spot with Minneapolis, but this year Seattle has sole claim to it.

Meanwhile, Washington, D.C., has risen to the number two ranking, and Minneapolis is no. 3. Seattle was first in bookstores per 10,000 population; first in educational achievement (high school/college degrees held by adults); third in Internet usage; fourth in library usage and 17th in newspaper readership. For the full story and the methodology of the survey go to www.ccsu.edu/page.cfm?p=5446.

Mary Ann Gwinn: 206-464-2357 or mgwinn@seattletimes.com.

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