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.
“A majority of Latino adults (55%) say they are Catholic, while 16% are evangelical Protestants and 5% are mainline Protestants. The share who say they are Catholic has declined from 67% in 2010.”—11 facts for National Hispanic Heritage Month
In 2011, The New York Times profiled 26-year-old Roger Fierro, who had four jobs: “working as a bilingual-curriculum specialist for the textbook publisher Pearson; handling estate sales and online marketing for a store that sells vintage items; setting up an online store for a custom piñata maker; and developing reality-show ideas for a production company.”
As of June 25, 2011, Fierro, who had a degree in international studies and Latin American studies, had earned about $1,800 for the month, according to the Times.
The Times also profiled a recent graduate who has to babysit five nights a week — in addition to her full-time job — and actress who who assists dance instructors and babysits to make ends meet.
Writing by Abby Rogers, Editing by Margarita Noriega
“The number of Indian-born people living outside of India and the number of Chinese-born people living outside China both doubled between 1990 and 2013 – for India, from 7 million to 14 million, and for China, from 4 million to 9 million.”—7 facts about world migration