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Note: All surveys contain basic questions about internet and technology use, reading habits, and general library use.
This survey contains questions on reading habits, e-book borrowing, and e-reader/tablet ownership.
- Report: Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period (2012)
- Main report: The rise of e-reading (2012)
- Main report: Libraries, patrons, and e-books (2012)
- Report: Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits (2012)
- Report: Reading Habits in Different Communities (2012)
This survey contains questions on public library services, public library website services, and preferences for future services at public libraries.
- Report: E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines (2012)
- Report: Mobile Connections to Libraries (2012)
- Main report: Library Services in the Digital Age (2013)
- Report: Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading (2013)
- Report: Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations (2013)
This survey contains questions on public library engagement, including the impact of public library services and perceptions of public libraries. It also
- Report: How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities (2013)
- Main report: From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and beyond: A typology of public library engagement in America (2014)
- Quiz: What kind of library user are you? (2014)
This omnibus survey contains questions about reading habits and e-reader/tablet ownership.
- Report: E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps (2014)
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.