GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Statistics About The Average Reading Words Per Minute

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"The average adult can read approximately 200 to 300 words per minute."

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"High-level executives are found to read up to 575 words per minute on average."

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"College students, probably because they must practice reading, move that pace up a notch to around 300 words per minute."

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"Third-grade students are generally expected to be able to read at a speed of 80–120 words per minute."

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"Eighth-grade students are generally expected to read around 150–180 words per minute."

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"American adults spend more than 5 hours per day reading at an average speed of 300 words per minute, which accumulates to more than 1,500 words per day."

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"The average fifth-grader reads about 110-150 words per minute."

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"The average college-level reader reads approximately 250 to 300 words per minute."

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"A sixth-grade student, on average, reads about 90-180 words per minute."

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"When reading silently, the average adult reads approximately 300 words per minute."

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"When reading aloud, the average adult reads approximately 150 words per minute."

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"On average, a fourth-grade student reads about 90-115 words per minute."

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"Second-grade students are expected to read 50–90 words per minute on average."

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"A study by Staples discovered the average reading speed in the UK was 228 words per minute."

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"On average, 96% of people read at speeds below 400 words per minute."

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"On average, the human brain can process 400 to 500 words per minute."

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"On computer screens, average reading speed falls to 180 words per minute from the 200-300 words per minute of traditional printed material."

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"An average 12th grader reads text at a rate of about 300 words per minute."

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Statistic 19

"An average speed reader can read about 1,500 words per minute."

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