Young readers also active citizens

A study entitled “Reading Between the Lines: Debunking Common Myths about Young Newspaper Readers” finds that young Canadians who are frequent readers of newspapers are also more likely to vote in elections, volunteer time in community service, and be more socially active than less frequent readers. The study was commissioned by the Canadian Newspapers Association and is is considered the first in Canada to probe the relationship between levels of newspaper readership and civic engagement. A press release at the CNA site provides an overview of the findings.