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Reading Matters

By March 30, 2015 No Comments

Millennials, like generations before them, have attracted ire from their elders for being superficial, self-obsessed and anti-intellectual. But a study from the Pew Research Center offers some vindication for the younger set; Millennials age 16-29 years old are reading more books than the over-30 crowd.

Some 88 percent of Americans aged 16-29 said they read at least one book in the past year compared with 79 percent of those over 30. Millennials also were more likely to say important information is not available on the Internet; 62 percent agreed on the importance of seeking information outside of the Internet compared with 53 percent of older Americans. At the same time 79 percent of Millennials believe people without Internet access are at a real disadvantage.