According to the survey firm NDP Group — which tracked the everyday habits of thousands of people through the 1990s — this country is reading printed versions of books, magazines and newspapers less and less. In 1991, more than half of all Americans read a half-hour or more every day. By 1999, that had dropped to 45 percent.
This is from a 2001 article in the Washington Post.
I read less printed material than I used to. But I don’t read any less. I just read the internet more.