Millennials are reading more

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It may come as no surprise to fellow book lovers that books and libraries are important.

What may be surprising is that Americans under 30 report reading more than adults over 30!

Take that critics of the Millennial generation!

An Atlantic article reports on a recent Pew survey of over 6,000 Americans. The findings are interesting and highlight the young generation’s appreciation for knowledge and information.

Key Findings

  • “Some 88 percent of Americans younger than 30 said they read a book in the past year compared with 79 percent of those older than 30.”

    Source: Flickr/ Photo credit: Ginny
    Source: Flickr/ Photo credit: Ginny
  • “Americans are buying more books than they borrow, the study found.”
  • Younger generations value the existence of libraries for its building and services beyond books
  • Those under 30 were more likely to say there’s useful information to be found offline

Do you agree with Pew’s findings? Did anything surprise you about the survey?

4 thoughts on “Millennials are reading more

    • April 15, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Wait – I don’t understand your comment. How does that relate to younger generations reading more than older ones?

  • April 15, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    I was assuming you were referring to books in their old form-bound in paper.

    • April 15, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      No – the study seems to be talking about reading books in general, which is fascinating!


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