BOOKS
09/10/2014 03:42 pm ET Updated Sep 11, 2014

Millennials Are Actually MORE Likely To Read Books, Study Says

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Although nearly every American under 30 uses the Internet in some capacity (a whopping 98 percent of millennials are online), younger people are more likely to believe that there's useful information that's only available offline. While 62 percent of citizens under 30 ascribe to this belief, only 53 percent of those 30 and older agree.

This and other information revealed by a recent PewResearch project could begin to explain why millennials are actually more likely to have picked up a book in the past year than their older peers. According to the study:

Some 43 percent report reading a book -- in any format -- on a daily basis, a rate similar to older adults. Overall, 88 percent of Americans under 30 read a book in the past year, compared with 79 percent of those age 30 and older.

So the novel, it seems, is alive and kicking. While e-books were formerly a format reserved for older generations, millennials have begun to pick up tablets too -- 37 percent of adults between 18 and 29 have read an ebook in the past year.

Avid reading, in this case, also means avid library attendance, as millennials are more likely to visit library websites than older adults, and are equally likely to attend a physical library. Still, younger Americans are less likely to believe that the closing of their local library would have a significant impact on their lives.

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