Survey says: Folks at home enjoy a poem
The report estimates that 14 percent of American adults read or listen to poetry.
Poetry users tend to have never married and to be younger than 55. The 18-to-24 age group is particularly keen. Poetry users are not loners. With the exception of watching TV, they tend to participate in leisure activities more than do non-users. That includes sports -- tennis and Tennyson, anyone?
And poetry users are more likely to keep up with family and friends. Poetry haters, a phone call to your mother is too much to ask?
The full report is at Poetry in America: Overview