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New survey finds GenY biggest library users December 31, 2007

Posted by Will in libraries, technology.
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The newest Pew survey surprisingly finds that “62 percent of Generation Y respondents (young adults in the tech-loving group aged 18-30) said they visited a public library in the past year, with a steady decline in usage according to age. Some 57 percent of adults aged 43 to 52 said they visited a library in 2007, followed by 46 percent of adults aged 53 to 61; 42 percent of adults aged 62 to 71; and just 32 percent of adults over 72.”

A Reuters article on Yahoo News provides more details.

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1. Will - January 2, 2008

IMLS has a press release about the Pew report here: http://www.imls.gov/news/2008/010208.shtm. Thanks to Jeff for this link.

The actual report is available here: http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/231/report_display.asp

Will


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