A hint might help from a Los Angeles Times article (we won't mention the title because it will give the answer away). The LAT smirks: 'Considering the fact that it appears that no one in Congress reads the laws they vote on, this is remarkable news."
Yes, the answer is Washington, D.C.
Some of you might have guessed New York City. However, the city tied for twenty-second place with Austin, Texas.
Based on the list compiled by Central Connecticut State University (CCSU, in New Britain, CT), topping out the top ten of the most literary cities in the country are: Seattle, Washington (2nd), Minneapolis, Minnesota (3rd), Atlanta, Georgia (4th), Boston, Massachusetts (5th), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (6th), Cincinnati, Ohio (7th), St. Louis, Missouri (8th), San Francisco, California (9th), and Denver, Colorado (10th).
Out of 75 cities listed (the largest cities in the United States), the bottom one is secured by Bakersfield, California.
(The LAT article referenced above is: 'Washington, D.C. -- not New York -- is 'most literate' city in U.S.')
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