9 Facts That Prove Young People Are Reading More Than Adults

The Pew Research Center has released new data about the reading and technology habits of young Americans.

The Pew Research Center has released new data about the reading and technology habits of young Americans.
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Here are some facts that prove younger generations are more avid readers than any other age group:

1. In the past year, young adults are more likely to have read a book than older adults.

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2. And 88% of all Americans under the age of 30 have read a book in the past year, as well.

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3. Teens aged 16-17 are more likely to read school assignments, use the library, and read in general than adults.

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4. 43% of young Americans read books in various different formats on a daily basis, which is more than any other age group.

43% of young Americans read books in various different formats on a daily basis, which is more than any other age group.
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5. Adults who are 65 and older are the least likely age group to have read a book in the past year.

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6. The majority of Americans under age 30 — 61% — have a library card.

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7. But in the past year, young people are still more likely to have used a library, in some form.

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8. And they’re also more likely to have used a library’s website or internet resources.

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9. Overall, 94% of all surveyed young Americans said that “public libraries are welcoming, friendly places.”

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Click here to read the full report and learn more about how Americans are reading.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/krystieyandoli/facts-that-prove-young-people-are-reading-more-than-adults

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