Attention Hollywood: For the sequel to “Dumb and Dumber,” you might want to pick the Central Valley for your location shoots.
According to the rankings in the newest “America’s Most Literate Cities” study, Bakersfield, Fresno and Stockton are at or close to the bottom when it comes to the overall literacy levels of their residents.
Drawing from a variety of available data resources, the study from Central Connecticut State University President John Miller ranks the largest cities (population 250,000 and above) in the United States.
It focuses on six key indicators of literacy: number of bookstores, educational attainment, Internet resources, library resources, periodical publishing resources, and newspaper circulation.
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