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Dec 11, 2013Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell, Maeve Duggan
54% of Americans have used a public library in the past year, and 72% live in a “library household.” Most say libraries are very important to their communities.
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Technology is changing expectations about how to find and use information, particularly among younger generations, and libraries are changing along the way.
Dec 27, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — The tastes of the reading public are turning digital.
A Pew Internet Research Center survey released Thursday found that the percentage of Americans aged 16 and older who read an e-book grew from 16 percent in 2011 to 23 percent th...
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Dec 20, 2012
A snapshot of the reading and library habits within the different types of communities studied.
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Dec 20, 2012Carolyn Miller, Kristen Purcell, Lee Rainie
Residents of urban, suburban, and rural areas vary in their purposes for reading, their use of digital content, their engagement with public libraries, and where they turn for book recommendations
Meredith Schwartz, Library Journal
The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project’s Reading Habits in Different Communities report can help libraries in different kinds of communities better target their services.
While there were some significant differences in reading...
Nov 28, 2012Lee Rainie
The Project’s latest research about how people use technology and how people use libraries.
Nov 1, 2012
This survey contains questions about the use of libraries and library services. It was used in the reports "Library Services in the Digital Age", "Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading", "Young Americans' Library Habits and Expectations", and "Mo...
Randy Hallman, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Oct 23, 2012
If you think all younger Americans have cut back on reading books and stopped using libraries, the Pew Research Center has news for you.
A Pew study being released today shows that 47 percent of Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 read books, ...
NEW YORK — A new survey says there's a generation gap among e-book fans.
Readers under 30 prefer cellphones and computers. Those over 30 like dedicated devices such as the Kindle.
The Pew Research Center's latest study focuses on young readers....
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Ian Simpson, Reuters
(Reuters) - The most likely book readers in the United States are high-school students, college-age adults and people in their 30s, with e-book use highest among 30-somethings, a survey released on Tuesday showed.
Seventy-eight percent of American...
Husna Haq, The Christian Science Monitor
Not only is the Facebook generation reading and visiting their local library, they’re actually more likely to read and more likely to use their local library.
Yup, that’s right – 18 to 29-year-olds are actually reading a whole lot more than tweets...
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The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trust.