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Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries

posted on 17 Aug 2017

Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries

 

Millennials in America are more likely to have visited a public library in the past year than any other adult generation.

A new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data from fall 2016 finds that 53% of Millennials (those ages 18 to 35 at the time) say they used a library or bookmobile in the previous 12 months. That compares with 45% of Gen Xers, 43% of Baby Boomers and 36% of those in the Silent Generation. (It is worth noting that the question wording specifically focused on use of public libraries, not on-campus academic libraries.)

You can read more about this research by clicking on this link to The Pew Research Center