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The Pew Research Center’s Internet Project is pleased to offer scholars access to our raw data sets in several formats when they are available. All uses of this data should reference the Pew Research Center as the source of the data and acknowledge that the Pew Research bears no responsibility for interpretations presented or conclusions reached based on analysis of the data. For more information about how to cite our data, please see our Use Policy.

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Note: All surveys contain basic questions about internet and technology use, reading habits, and general library use.


December 2011 – Reading Habits

This survey contains questions on reading habits, e-book borrowing, and e-reader/tablet ownership.

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November 2012 – Library services

This survey contains questions on public library services, public library website services, and preferences for future services at public libraries.

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September 2013 – Library engagement

This survey contains questions on public library engagement, including the impact of public library services and perceptions of public libraries. It also

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January 2014 – E-reading and Gadgets (Omnibus)

This omnibus survey contains questions about reading habits and e-reader/tablet ownership.

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Each report contains a methodology section that includes important information about the specific survey(s) used in that report. You can also learn more about how our surveys are developed and conducted in general by exploring the Pew Research Center’s survey methodology section, or browsing frequently asked questions about Pew Research polls.