The 10 Most Literate Countries In The World



today I think tank we're going to be trying to establish which countries around the world are the most literate and so when typing comments on this video be sure to put which country you're in so we can judge you accordingly yeah but we're looking good as good as you scan so we look at the results of a study by John W Miller president of Central Connecticut State University I examine several different things including internet and library resources newspaper circulation number of bookstores years of schooling and literacy scores on standardized tests to establish which countries are the most literate he only had data on about 61 countries of the over 200 countries we have but let's just assume that all of them are less literate I'm just gonna say I'm gonna start uh every time like California or Los Angeles is in the news and hey my old down okay but kinda small I know and I know people who went to Central exactly so at number 10 we have the Netherlands and as I see ten I start to think well where is the u.s. going to turn up I'm assuming number one but we'll get there number nine Latvia continuing that sort of northern eastern area of Europe yeah Germany as well it'll chain going on there and on the US a ten percent now number seven is the most magical number ever yes but I don't think a lot of people in the u.s. consider that we would not even be in the UH yeah I didn't think we were gonna be I didn't think we're gonna be in the top ten when I first read the article I was like man we probably won't hurt her I don't hate America yeah but there's a stupid people at a minute true isn't this evidence that we should make America great again when it comes to literacy it is make it more great again Switzerland six other than the US you really got like a small geographic location there at least in my mind a Sweden is there a Denmark again Iceland mmm-hmm Norway and Finland and so you see there that on the Nordic country is doing quite well yeah and so look the factory and a bunch of different things into this it's not just like what level does the average person read that it's like number of bookstores and stuff like that and obviously that's going to go down in some places that have access to Amazon faster rates than others but overall I would say that reading about this makes me sad why because like that the US would rank so poorly in comparison to other places like and I'm not saying we should beat them they should be worse but we should all be at a much higher literacy level like there are people who enthusiastically say I haven't read a book since high school yes why no are there's somebody headlong and that is very very scary so this is really about literacy behaviors and the resources available now these countries are known to be putting put more effort into a more emphasis on on reading itself and enjoying books like we make fun of in the US so like for here I've literally been on dates with guys for like yeah I don't really read and I'm just like are you not reading the signs of how disgusted I am by you now but it does change when you look at like so different aspects of way to ways to measure this so if you look at like just test scores Singapore's number one Finland still at number two so Finland really does score high here for most literate then South Korea Japan and China and I think that's sort of an adventure what I expected when I first thought about this story is because we hear so much about how much of an emphasis that they put on education and test scores and things like that yeah but when you look at like libraries newspapers households and computers still those Nordic countries still healthy you a very highly is it in the top five for households with computers no when you think about us especially in locum low-income areas yeah that's the thing we have huge economic inequality in comparison to so that's got a lot of those Nordic kind of mad because those people are being deprived not just of like literacy in that sort of thing but it's so much harder than to watch think-tank oh what about the children can't watch Kevin King anyway look at their there are books that should appeal to everyone and I feel bad that people were raised that either their teachers or their parents or to some extent themselves didn't didn't get that whatever it's required to like read and I'm not saying everybody should be reading a book at all times but to say that you don't like it you don't want to do it that way I think there's something and especially in the schooling because I think like I definitely had like revulsion to reading because I was given so much reading for school and I do all of these different things I mean I enjoyed what I was doing but I didn't want to read outside of that right and so it wasn't until I graduated from high school that I really started getting into the joy of reading because I did and someday you're gonna learn because I didn't actually go do it do it for school anymore I could pick the books that I was interested in but some people don't make that connection cuz they would have such like a repulsion to what they had to do in school um that that once again the college like no I never want to do that again or after college I never want to do that again but if you give a chance if you give yourself a chance to find books that you're really excited about in subjects that you're really excited about yeah uh you might might discover a love for reading and maybe the u.s. or some of these other countries will rank higher we develop that passion but probably not because it probably have President Trump anyway now is your opportunity to go down that comment section and suggest a book that perhaps some people that haven't read much might read I'm right now I'm reading a book called dread not by West Clark jr. comes on The Young Turks went off it's a sci-fi story about basically taking human consciousness and putting it into robots and he doesn't he doesn't think it's going to turn out well I'm reading a book called a year of yes by Shonda Rhimes which is about robots saying yes yes I feel that you opportunities and finding your passion in life or that so but different strokes for different folks see you next time guys you

32 thoughts on “The 10 Most Literate Countries In The World”

  1. Here's a rule of thumb. A country with no literacy stats is too ignorant to compile them. It's shameful and demeaning so they don't exist. They lie about employment stats. Think they don't lie about literacy? The monopoly school system is sabotaged and has to go. Here's a rule of thumb. The more money you spend to buy literacy from this system, the fatter and more overpaid the teachers get and the more they strike for higher wages, and the higher the illiteracy rate gets. Reds win in ignorant countries, and the first target is history, because their's sucks out loud.You want literacy, don't buy it from the govt. They sold you out before you were born.

  2. Japan, Canada, and Australia have higher literacy rates than America. Technically literacy rates are people who CAN read, like they say at the end.

  3. Quote:" List of UN member states[edit]
    Country UNESCO[3] Non-UNESCO
    literacy rate
    Literacy rate (all) Male literacy Female literacy Gender difference
    Korea, Democratic People's Republic of 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0%
    Latvia 99.9% 99.9% 99.9% 0.0%
    Estonia 99.8% 99.8% 99.8% 0.0%
    Lithuania 99.8% 99.8% 99.8% 0.0%
    Azerbaijan 99.8% 99.9% 99.7% 0.2%
    Poland 99.8% 99.9% 99.7% 0.2%
    Kazakhstan 99.8% 99.8% 99.8% 0.0%
    Tajikistan 99.8% 99.8% 99.7% 0.1%
    Armenia 99.8% 99.8% 99.7% 0.1%
    Ukraine 99.8% 99.8% 99.7% 0.1%" source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_literacy_rate

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