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Education > Reading literacy: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Reading literacy mean value of performance scale (15 years old, 2000).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Finland 546 2000
2 Canada 534 2000
3 New Zealand 529 2000
4 Australia 528 2000
5 Ireland 527 2000
6 South Korea 525 2000
7 United Kingdom 523 2000
8 Japan 522 2000
9 Sweden 516 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 508.43 2000
=10 Austria 507 2000
=10 Belgium 507 2000
=10 Iceland 507 2000
=13 France 505 2000
=13 Norway 505 2000
15 United States 504 2000
High income OECD countries average (profile) 503.84 2000
16 Denmark 497 2000
17 Switzerland 494 2000
18 Spain 493 2000
19 Czech Republic 492 2000
20 Italy 487 2000
21 Germany 484 2000
22 Hungary 480 2000
23 Poland 479 2000
24 Greece 474 2000
25 Portugal 470 2000
26 Luxembourg 441 2000
27 Mexico 422 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Reading literacy. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Reading-literacy

Education > Reading literacy: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Education > Reading literacy

25 of the bottom 27 countries by reading literacy are High income OECD.
Germany ranked last for reading literacy amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2000.
All of the top 2 countries by reading literacy are Christian.
All of the top 4 countries by reading literacy are Sparsely populated.
Finland ranked first for reading literacy amongst European Union in 2000.
Canada ranked first for reading literacy amongst NATO countries in 2000.
17 of the bottom 19 countries by reading literacy are European.
All of the top 2 countries by reading literacy are Cold countries'.
United States ranked last for reading literacy amongst English speaking countries in 2000.
3 of the top 4 countries by reading literacy are Former British Colonies'.

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