Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Newspapers keep changing

Millions of ink-stained Canadian newspaper readers from coast to coast to coast already knew what researchers from the University of Maryland recently concluded in a study -- published in November in the journal Social Indicators Research -- titled What Do Happy People Do?

They read the paper, at statistically significant rates through all demographic categories.

"TV doesn't really seem to satisfy people over the long haul the way that social involvement or reading a newspaper does," said sociologist John Robinson, co-author of the study that showed "self-described very happy people were more socially active, attended more religious services, voted more and read more newspapers."

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