In Stokes and Surry Counties 54% of the adults read at levels 1 and 2. That means that these adults ahve trouble locating single pieces of information locted in short tets. They alos have trouble locating or entering specfic information on a form and performing simple maht - see complete explanantion in Literacy in NC by Mary Siedlow/National Adult Literacy Survey/State Adult Literacy Survey).
In North Carolina: 52% of the adults read at levels 1 and 2.
In the United States: Between 46 and 51% of the adults read at levels 1 and 2.
In the world: Over 861 million adults are functionally illerterate, and 113 million children are not in school or exposed to literacy.