Results for - Illiteracy

1,648 voters participated in this survey

1. Literacy is broken down into three types. Prose literacy is the ability to read and accurately interpret things such as news articles and instruction forms. Document literacy is the ability to accurately read payroll forms, maps and food and drug labels and fill out job applications. Quantitative literacy is the ability to correctly balance a checkbook and perform other basic numerical tasks. All three are considered to determine whether or not a person is literate. Before this survey, were you aware of the three types of literacy?

Yes
14%
225 votes
No
69%
1,139 votes
Undecided
8%
124 votes
Not Applicable
10%
160 votes

2. While illiteracy is the inability to read or write at all, functional illiteracy is far more common. A functional illiterate can read and write to a certain extent, they simply cannot do so well enough to manage in modern society as successfully as others. Had you heard of functional illiteracy before this survey??

Yes
33%
537 votes
No
48%
788 votes
Undecided
8%
126 votes
Not Applicable
12%
197 votes

3. Do you know someone who is either type of illiterate?

Yes
28%
467 votes
No
46%
766 votes
Undecided
12%
202 votes
Not Applicable
13%
213 votes

4. Have you ever or would you consider volunteering for an adult literacy group to help fight illiteracy in your community?

Yes
27%
443 votes
No
30%
494 votes
Undecided
28%
455 votes
Not Applicable
16%
256 votes
03/02/2015 Education 1648 18 By: Asdisir

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