I have had the opportunity to talk about dubious news items before. But with the Internet, it seems anybody can put up any numbers never to be cross-verified with anybody else, and what is more, it comes up as the first hits on Google.
This particular article claims 80% of Americans want to write a book. That had me stumped. 99% of Americans are literate. But 80% want to write a book?
Not to speak disparagingly of the American public or anything, but I wonder if 80% of Americans READ books.
This particular article talked about people wanting to write like J.K.Rowling.
I am guessing at what the survey looked like
Question 1: Do you know how to read
Question 2: Do you know how to write
Question 2: Do you want to write a book and become a billionaire like J.K. Rowling?
That is the only way I can think of explaining that survey of 80% of Americans wanting to write a book.