An interesting finding from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA):

– Since 2002, 18 to 24 year olds have seen the biggest increase (nine percent) in literary reading, and the most rapid rate of increase (21 percent)

– This jump in young adults reversed a 20 percent rate of decline in the 2002 survey, the steepest rate of decline since the NEA survey began.

– Reading is an important indicator of positive individual and social behavior patterns. Previous NEA research has shown that literary readers volunteer, attend arts and sports events, do outdoor activities, and exercise at higher rates than non-readers.

I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that Millennials are readers, given what we know about their civic disposition.

I’m guessing it probably doesn’t hurt to have an intellectual as a president again either, especially given our last president’s reading prowess.