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Think the Internet is degrading the reading habits of the young? That millennials are Snapchatting themselves into a cultureless stupor? Well, think again!

A new study finds that young Americans are more likely to have read a book in the past year than their older counterparts. According to data from the Pew Research Center, “88% of Americans under 30 read a book in the past year, compared with 79% of those age 30 and older.” In another surprise, people under 30 were also more likely to say that there is “a lot of useful, important information that is not available on the Internet.”

Read on, America! (More book news here.)