A new study suggests young adults actually prefer reading the news over watching it, compared to their elders.

A Pew Research Center survey found while most Americans prefer to watch their news, 46 percent, over reading it, 35 percent, that number varies drastically by age.

Survey participants were asked how they prefer to consume their news -- by reading it, watching it or listening to it and a majority of young adults said they opt for the text version.

Those over 50 said they were far more likely to watch the news than consume it any other way. On the flip side, those under 50, said they prefer to read it -- and a large majority tend to read it online versus in print.

The full study can be found here.