Which generation reads the most? On this week’s Princh Libray Blog, Best by the numbers shares a fun infographic, that will provide you with the answers. Check out the infographic below.

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Have you ever wondered which generation reads the most? Are tech-obsessed Gen Z’s and Millennials actually reading less than Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation?

Best By The Numbers set out to answer this question by creating a great new infographic.

They compared the reading habits of the 5 generations—Gen Z, Millennials, Gen Y, Baby Boomers, and the Silent Generation—using publicly available statistics and studies from the past few years.

The Main Findings

And their findings are a little surprising. It seems that all generations still love to read, although there are some important differences in what and how they’re reading.

Here are the main highlights from the infographic:

  • Gen Z has increased their reading more than any other generation since coronavirus struck.
  • Millennials read more books than any other generation.
  • Physical books still pack a punch, with every generation preferring them over digital ones.
  • Gen Z are using social media to find their books, while Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation go to bestseller lists.
  • Public libraries are the domain of the Millennials.
  • Gen X are pure “news junkies”—reading the most online news daily, compared to all other generations.

The 5 generations all have different expectations and life experiences. However, a love of reading books and online content seem to be common to everyone.

Check out the infographic below for more insights into the reading habits of the different generations.

Which generation reads the most infographic

Make sure to check out previous posts on how reading helps celebrities daily lives, 16 best Science Fiction books of all time, spicing up your vocabulary in 2020banned books, reading habits of millennials and reading habits from around the world, which also provide interesting information in an easy to read infographic.

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Introduction text and blog coordination by Isabel Cabrera.

Research and the infographic by Lachlan Brown

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2706, 2024