Newspaper Association of America
Youth who read newspapers are more likely to volunteer, vote and be engaged in civic activities as adults, according to this study of more than 1,500 young adults.
The study, which polled 25- to 34-year-olds about their use of newspapers at home and in school during their teens, found that as the number of newspaper influences in a young person’s life increased, his or her likelihood of engaging in civic expression, voting and volunteering rose dramatically. The study looked at three newspaper influences: newspapers in the classroom, the use of newspapers in homework assignments and exposure to “teen content.” Free. 20 pages. (571) 366-1009, http://www.naa.org/foundation/pdf/NIE_civic_v6.pdf.