America’s Favorite Books

These are just a few of the news stories inspired by The Harris Poll’s March 2014 survey on favorite books.

 

The New York Times

Whither Dan Brown? Poll Lists Americans’ Favorite Books

Good-bye “Da Vinci Code,” hello “Moby-Dick”! In news that may bring some cheer to traditionalists, Herman Melville’s tale of the morose sailor Ishmael has helped bump Dan Brown’s tale of the dashing Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon out of America’s literary affections, according to a new Harris poll… Read more.

Source: The New York Times | Jennifer Schuessler | April 30, 2014

 

The Washington Times

Inside the Beltway: The Bible is America’s favorite read

Just so you know: The Bible is America’s favorite book “of all time.” So says a Harris Poll released Tuesday that asked 2,300 “unprompted” respondents to volunteer their answers. Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind” was in second place, followed by J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series, J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” series, and Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” round out the top five… Read more.

Source: The Washington Times | Jennifer Harper | April 29, 2014

 

Parade

New Poll Reveals Americans’ 10 Favorite Books of All Time

The “good book” is still America’s favorite book, according to a new Harris poll. The research firm surveyed 2,300 American adults aged 18 and over and asked them: What’s your favorite book of all time? The Bible was the top choice across all ages, regions, political parties, and levels of education. Gone With the Wind followed in second place, with the Harry Potter series, the Lord of the Rings series, and To Kill a Mockingbird rounding out the top five… Read more.

Source: Parade | Vi-An Nguyen | April 30, 2014

 

The Christian Science Monitor

America’s favorite books? The Bible, ‘Gone With the Wind,’ ‘Harry Potter’

What is America’s favorite book of all time? The Bible, by a landslide. That’s according to a new poll by Harris, which found the Bible was the number one choice across all ages, regions, political affiliations, and levels of education… Read more.

Source: The Christian Science Monitor | Husna Haq | May 5, 2014