Most literate nation in the world? Not the US, new world ranking says

Valerie Strauss:

new world ranking of countries and their literacy rates puts the United States at 7th. Who’s Number one? Finland.

The study, conducted by John W. Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut, analyses trends in literate behaviour and literacy in more than 60 countries. It found that Nordic countries are among the most literate in the world, but countries in the Western Hemisphere didn’t do well.