83% of parents think writing skills are more important today

83% of parents feel that there is a greater need to write well today than there was 20 years ago, compared with 9% who feel that good writing skills are no more or less important than ever, according to Pew Internet Project. Just 5% feel that the ability to write well is less important now than in the past. Recognition of the importance of good writing is particularly high in black households-94% of black parents say that good writing skills are more important now than in the past, compared with 82% of white parents and 79% of English-speaking Hispanic parents. Parents with lower levels of education are also more likely to believe that good writing skills are particularly important to success in today’s economy. Fully 88% of parents with a high school degree or less say that writing is more important in today’s world, compared with 80% of parents with at least some college experience.