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Data Sets

We are pleased to provide our raw data to scholars for their own research, and hope it will be useful in furthering our collective understanding about how Americans use the Internet.

We will release our raw data sets in several formats when they are available. You can sign up to be alerted by email when new data sets are posted here.

For more information about how to cite our data, please see our Use Policy.

This survey contains questions on reading habits, library use and e-reader ownership.


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.