America Doesn't Read Much, Says Map

Congrats, America, we're all illiterate assholes. Or at least, according to this map, we read a hell of a lot less than the rest of the world.

The data comes by way of the NOP World Culture Score Index, and the map comes from @Amazing_Maps. It puts India at number one, reading 10 hours and 42 minutes each week, and the U.S. is eating its dust all the way down at number 22 with a paltry five hours and 42 minutes each week. Here's the full list:

1) India — 10 hours, 42 minutes
2) Thailand — 9:24
3) China — 8:00
4) Philippines — 7:36
5) Egypt — 7:30
6) Czech Republic — 7:24
7) Russia — 7:06
8) Sweden — 6:54
8) France — 6:54
10) Hungary — 6:48
10) Saudi Arabia — 6:48
12) Hong Kong — 6:42
13) Poland — 6:30
14) Venezuela — 6:24
15) South Africa — 6:18
15) Australia — 6:18
17) Indonesia — 6:00
18) Argentina — 5:54
18) Turkey — 5:54
20) Spain — 5:48
20) Canada — 5:48
22) Germany — 5:42
22) USA — 5:42
24) Italy — 5:36
25) Mexico — 5:30
26) U.K. — 5:18
27) Brazil — 5:12
28) Taiwan — 5:00
29) Japan — 4:06
30) Korea — 3:06

Meanwhile, according to the data, the U.S. is leading the charge in other, less cerebral areas. Surprise, surprise—we're number five in watching TV, with 19 hours a week. But we're number 19 for non-work internet use, with almost nine hours, which actually seems kind of low based on how much time you have probably already spent on Facebook today. On the other hand, apparently Americans are still listening to 10 and a half hours of radio each week, which seems generous, but I guess people have to pass the time commuting in their cars somehow. [World Culture Score Index, @Amazing_Maps via MentalFloss]