"According to new data compiled by the Pew Research Center, young people are actually voracious readers. It found that a majority of them (ages 16-29) read books and frequent libraries more often than older generations. They’re even reading more than older generations: Some 43% of young Americans said they read a book on a daily basis, a rate similar to older adults, and 88% of Americans under 30 said they read a book in the past year, more than the 79% of those age 30 and older. Some of this can be attributed to the fact that the many of the 16-29 age range are students in school (although students are increasingly utilizing online resources). But the report’s findings contradict popular opinion that young people these days are glued to their smartphones and don’t appreciate the written world. Sorry olds, but the younger generation definitely enjoys a good read here and there."
— New Research Takes Down One of the Biggest Misconceptions About Young Americans - Mic (via christhilk)