236 rows · This is a list of countries by literacy rate. The figures represented are almost entirely collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) on behalf of UNESCO with 2015 estimates based on people aged 15 or over who can read and write. Where data is taken from a different source, notes are provided.
Literacy rate, adult female (% of females ages 15 and above) Literacy rate, adult male (% of males ages 15 and above) Literacy rate, youth (ages 15-24), gender parity index (GPI).
May 24, 2017 · In the United States, the illiteracy rate has not changed in the past 10 years. According to the US Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, the following statistics outline the state of literacy in the United States. 1. 32 million adults can not read in the United States.
Low literacy is a global crisis that affects all of us. That's why it's so important to understand the issues and confront the facts head on. Only then can we can stand together to fight for change. The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).