Canadian poll: Literacy key to success in life
| Aug 27, 2010
Literacy appears to be the key to a successful life.
That’s according to the results of a recent poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of ABC Life Literacy Canada. The extensive study follows two years of economic recession and employment instability.
According to Ipsos Reid, nine out of 10 Canadians believe that improving the literacy levels in Canada is key to improving the country’s economy, while 95% agree that literacy training is critical to improving job prospects for Canadians.
"I think literacy, the ability to read and write, is predictive of successful functioning in society," said Lindsay Schluter, youth services librarian, programs and services at Winnipeg Public Library. Read the article in The Winnipeg Free Press online.