By Michael O’SullivanPosted February 14, 2018 08:02:59A new study by the Pew Research Center says that the new generation of moviegoers is the “most educated” generation since the 1950s.
The study, conducted by the Center for Media & Democracy, surveyed more than 9,000 moviegoers who were younger than 18.
It found that their views on movies were more favorable to them than any other generation since at least the mid-1970s.
“This generation is increasingly self-selecting to watch their favorite movies, with a majority of younger moviegoers now choosing to watch new and original movies, as opposed to more mainstream fare, such as films from the last decade,” said the report.
“This preference for more original movies is consistent with the trends in consumer behavior, as well as the trend in younger moviegoing in general, including the growth of the ‘new kid on the block.'”
Pew found that younger movie-goers are more likely to view films as documentaries, comedies, action and suspense.
They also tend to prefer movies from a wide variety of genres, including animated, animated-to-videogame, horror and foreign films.
The Pew study found that the most-educated moviegoers, as a group, are white, male and between the ages of 18 and 29.
The most educated people are the least likely to have college degrees.
Those with college degrees are also the most likely to own a smartphone.
The study found the least-educated viewers were those who had no college education, had a bachelor’s degree or no college degree, and had no household income of less than $40,000.
In addition, the study found most of the most educated viewers were women, and younger than 45.
In general, younger moviegoers are less likely to watch movies with a major character, or those that are not original.
That means they are less inclined to go to a movie theater, and are more apt to find their own movie on Netflix, or watch the movie on their phones, tablets or computers.