There’s no escaping broad generalizations when it comes to each generation’s view of the others. In fact, this survey from Pew Research Poll might attack some of those stereotypes.
Older generations hold a very negative view of younger generations, thinking young adults to be lazy, unmotivated, and even ignorant of the world around them. But as it turns out, younger Americans prefer their news to be written, whereas older Americans prefer their news to be visualized.
The group also found that while younger Americans preferred to read their news, they are more likely to find their content online, rather than in print or on television.
This study does not discredit the new sources of older Americans, rather it helps shatter the dichotomy placed on technology and meaningful intake.
While it is stereotypical for an older American to call out younger Americans for using their phones throughout more hours of the day, it would appear that the time spent is not completely idle.
The report concluded that “younger adults consistently demonstrate less interest in the news overall. But our research also reveals that, in the digital realm, they often get news at equal or higher rates than older Americans, whether intentionally or not.”