Adults under 30 read more print books than older adults, study says

Despite their avid use of technology, young adults read more print books and use the library just as much as older adults, according to a study from the Pew Research Center.

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Communicators—and adults in general—like to lament that young people today don’t know proper grammar and spend too much time on technology.

If you’re among those who fear the English language, traditional media and everything else sacred will perish in the hands of today’s youth, consider a recent study from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

The study found that, despite all of the time young people spend on technology, 75 percent of Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 have read a book in print within the last year, compared to only 64 percent of older adults.

It also found that Americans under the age of 30 are just as likely as older adults to visit the library, and they borrow and browse for print books at similar rates.

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