Are you a stickler for good grammar? Some of us are, but it seems we’re in the minority these days, as a new survey finds most young adults think proper spelling and grammar don’t matter anymore.

According to the poll:

  • Less than a quarter of Gen Z uses periods, commas and quotation marks in their casual communications, but 55% of those over the age of 65 say they always do when texting and posting online.
  • Surprisingly, 69% of all respondents are most likely to use correct punctuation in text messages, but less than 10% bother with it on social media platforms like Snapchat and TikTok.
  • Only half of Gen Z and millennials even bother to differentiate between “their,” “there” and “they’re,” while 80% of those over 65 do.
  • A lot of folks can’t even be bothered to use capital letters, as just a quarter of 18- to 24-year-olds use capital letters correctly, but 61% of seniors do.
  • Only 16% of Gen Z and 28% of millennials always use periods at the end of sentences.
  • Younger generations are into using abbreviations, as two-thirds of respondents under age 35 regularly use them, compared to 21% of those over 65.
  • As for why people don’t bother with proper spelling, punctuation and grammar, 22% say it just takes too long and that as long as the meaning is conveyed, accuracy doesn’t matter.

Source: Study Finds

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