World's Most Literate Nations

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Newspapers are indexed with four variables.
1. Paid-for dailies: per capita number of titles of paid-for daily newspapers
2. Circulation: per capita number of issues of paid-for daily newspapers printed daily
3. Online editions: per capita number of daily newspapers on the Internet.
4. Export of newspapers: per capita value expressed in USD of all newspapers exported to other countries
Each variable is weighed equally for calculating the score for the categories. The scores are rank ordered by country.

The evolving role of newspapers is complex. Miller and McKenna (2016) describe their history and tentatively project their future. As they make clear, the transition from print to online formats is far from straightforward and greatly depends on which region of the world one considers.

The list can be sorted alphabetically by clicking on "Nation" (below). The list can also be sorted numerically by clicking on "Rank" (below).

Nation

Newspapers Rank

Finland
1
Norway
2
Germany
3
Switzerland
4
Czech Republic
5
Malta
6
Luxembourg
7
South Korea
8
Latvia
9
Sweden
10
Bulgaria
11
United States
12
Iceland
13
France
14
Lithuania
15
China
16
Denmark
17
Australia
18
New Zealand
19
Slovenia
20
Hungary
21
Estonia
22
Austria
23
Canada
24
Netherlands
25
Croatia
26
Russia
27.5
Mauritius
27.5
Belgium
29
Mexico
30
United Kingdom
31
Albania
32
Ireland
33
Singapore
34
Israel
35
Italy
37
Chile
37
Qatar
37
Cyprus
39
Japan
40
Panama
41
Spain
42
Slovak Republic
43
Tunisia
44
Brazil
45
Portugal
46
Poland
47
Serbia
48
Romania
49
Malaysia
50
Greece
51
Argentina
52
Thailand
53
Turkey
54
Indonesia
55
Georgia
56
Botswana
57
Costa Rica
58
South Africa
59
Morocco
60
Colombia
61
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