Seattle is one of the top 5 most literate cities in the country
Washington D.C., Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Pittsburgh came out as the most literate cities in the country. (Image: Thinkstock)

Seattle is one of the top 5 most literate cities in the country

A new study on literacy in the United States has found Seattle to be one of the top five most literate cities in the country. 

The study, by Central Connecticut State University, looked at how well Americans used their literacy skills based on six categories: bookstores, residents' educational attainment, newspaper circulation, use of online resources, the library system, and periodical publishing resources.

It showed that the most literate cities were largely in the Northeast, with Washington D.C. ranking 'Most Literate' for the fourth year straight. Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Pittsburgh round of the rest of the top five.

Check out 24/7 Wall Street's analysis of the study and their chat with Dr. John Miller, head of the study and CCSU president. 

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