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Younger Americans More Likely to Read Books, Go to the Library

20 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

A new survey by the Pew Research Center has found that the 16–29 demographic in the United States reads books and patronizes libraries at rates higher than those exhibited by adults over 30.

From Books to Babies: What We’re Learning about Millennials

Interesting information is being gathered about the millennial generation. The latest has to do with their reading habits. Check it out. Could they be readers? Here’s what a recent Pew Research Center report says: 88 percent of those ages 16-29, “the core of the millennial generation,” had read a book in the last year.  … Read more

Civil Liberties Become A Lower Priority

This is depressing news: The Pew Research Center poll shows 50 percent of Americans say the government has not gone far enough to protect the country, while 35 percent are more concerned about the government going too far to restrict civil liberties. That’s the most pro-security posture Americans have had on this question since 2009 […]

Survey Shows Millennials Read Just As Much Or More Than Older Adults - Thanks, LeVar!

5 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

FELLOWLENNIALS! Look up from your Twittering and rejoice: the PEW Research Center believes our generation has the same healthy love of reading as our ancestors. Heck, we even use the library!

On the Books: Millennials read more than their elders, study finds

A new study from the Pew Research Center has yielded some surprising results on Americans’ reading habits across generations— finding

Japanese Now World’s Least Optimistic: Pew Survey

Japanese were the least optimistic about their economy of 44 countries surveyed by the Pew Research Center.

Millennial Libertarians Are Diverse

last weekNews : Reason

Yesterday, Rachel Burger at Townhall made the case that “Libertarianism isn’t confined to Caucasians anymore.” Data from both the Pew Research Center and the Reason-Rupe poll bolster her thesis, particularly among younger people. Pew finds...Show More Summary

Moonlighting: Booming or Declining?

Let me say up front our research indicates moonlighting- working 2 or more jobs - has become much more common in the U.S. over the past decade. But not everyone agrees. According to the Pew Research Center's article Moonlighting is....

Hispanic Americans Lean As Libertarian As Whites

last weekNews : Reason

Libertarianism has a reputation in America for being the province of old white dudes (perhaps old and young white dudes if critics are feeling magnanimous). But parsing a recent survey from Pew Research Center, Townhall.com columnist...Show More Summary

Mark Jurkowitz talks about buying a newspaper: ‘A lifestyle move and a career move’

Mark Jurkowitz was the associate director of the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project until last month, when he left last month to buy the Outer Banks Sentinel in Nags Head, North Carolina. Reached by phone, Jurkowitz said he had...Show More Summary

Miles of Aisles of Dissent: There's an App for That!

This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking! (Photo via Lester and Charlie) Recently, the Pew Research Center reported that the number of Americans with a "highly negative" view of the opposing party has more than doubled in the last 20 years. Show More Summary

Obama gives the GOP an opening on immigration reform

From a new Pew poll: The national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted August 20-24 among 1,501 adults, finds that 33% say the priority should be on better border security and tougher enforcement of immigration laws, while 23% prioritize creating a way for people in the U.S. illegally to become citizens if they meet […]

Unions Are Not Capitalism

Submitted by James E. Miller via Mises Canada blog, Labor unions are a dying breed. According to the Pew Research Center, union membership in America “is at its lowest level since the Great Depression.” In 1983, there were approximately 17.7 million union workers. Show More Summary

As College Enrollment Dwindles, Schools Aim To Attract Growing LGBT Student Population

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

University enrollment is slowly dwindling--perhaps because of exorbitant costs and student loans--but a 2013 study from the Pew Research Center shows that twenty, smack dab in the middle of college, is the average age at which LGBT persons are coming...

Yet More Things You Absolutely Must Read...

Claire Cain Miller pulls out interesting quotes from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project: AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs The full version of John Maynard Keynes's [The End of Laissez-Faire](http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2014/08/weekend-reading-john-maynard-keynes-1926-the-end-of-laissez-faire.html)

Study: Illegal U.S. Residents Staying Years Longer

The number of people living in the U.S. illegally last year was steady at 11.3 million, the Pew Research Center reported Wednesday. But with the passing of time, the illegal population now has been in the U.S. much longer than was the case in previous years.  

Study: Illegal U.S. Residents Staying Years Longer

The number of people living in the U.S. illegally last year was steady at 11.3 million, the Pew Research Center reported Wednesday. But with the passing of time, the illegal population now has been in the U.S. much longer than was the case in previous years. In 2013, the typical undocumented resident had been living in the U.S. Show More Summary

Chart Of The Day

by Dish Staff The GOP is getting more hawkish: Less than a year ago, just 18 percent of GOPers said that the United States does “too little” when it comes to helping solve the world’s problems, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Today, that number has more than doubled, to 46 percent. Over that […]

The virtues of a part-time job

When you ask married mothers what their ideal work situation is, 47 percent say they want to work part-time, according to the Pew Research Center. But working part-time — whether you’re married, single and everything in between — can end up being well short of ideal if you get the wrong job. Companies that hire scores […]

Miles Of Aisles Of Dissent: There's An App For That!

This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Review Recently, the Pew Research Center reported that the number of Americans with a "highly negative" view of the opposing party has more than doubled in the last 20 years. Americans hate one another more than ever, it seems. Show More Summary

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