...tendency of young people to engage in reading appears to counteract the common belief that younger generations prefer more passive forms of entertainment to reading.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) October 28, 2014
eReflect reveals that young people aged 16 to 29 resemble their grandparents in one important way: despite their tech-based lifestyles, they still engage in book reading at a level similar to older generations.
43% of Millennials report reading a book daily, a percentage found in older adults too, eReflect notes. The designer of the speed reading program said today that while younger people are deeply engaged with technologies and new media, recent findings by the Pew Internet organization reveal that technology hasn’t negatively affected people’s reading habits but has actually promoted them.
eReflect confirms that 88% of young Americans under 30 read one book in 2013 as opposed to only 79% of adults over 30 years old. This tendency of young people to engage in reading appears to counteract the common belief that younger generations prefer more passive forms of entertainment to reading.
Library use is another habit that seems to be similar in Millennials and older generations. In the same Pew Internet survey, the findings suggest that 1 in 2 young people under 30 have visited a library or bookmobile in 2013. The percentage of older adults using a library is 47%.
As eReflect reveals, the findings of the Pew Internet survey are promising as they indicate an overall inclination of younger generations to engage with reading, knowledge, and learning.
The developer of the popular speed reading course, 7 Speed Reading™, confirms that it’s important to understand that within the younger age group of 16-29, there are distinct, subgroups and that these should be examined in their own right as well. Learning the reading habits of high-school teens (16-17), college-age adults (18-23), and post-college adults (24-29) will help both educational organizations and community leaders to find the best ways to appeal to each age level. These groups are interesting clusters with distinct reading habits worth looking at in order to promote reading across all age groups.
While the research doesn’t look into the reading practices of young adults, it should be noted that according to eReflect’s own data, a growing number of young adults speed read and use modern technology to try to find other ways to make reading more time-efficient.
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