Perceptions of public libraries' roles in their communities in the U.S. 2013

Perceptions of public libraries' roles in their communities in the United States as of July 2013

by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 11, 2013
Perceptions of public libraries' roles in their communities in the U.S. 2013 This statistic shows Americans' perceptions of public libraries' roles in their communities in the United States as of July 2013. During the survey, 69 percent of respondents said they strongly agreed that having a public library improves the quality of life in a community.
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Perceptions of public libraries' roles in their communities in the United States as of July 2013

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Strongly agreeSomewhat agreeSomewhat disagreeStrongly disagreeDo not know
Public libraries are important because they promote literacy and a love of reading77%19%2%2%0%
Because it provides free access to materials and resources, the public library plays an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed72%24%2%2%0%
Having a public library improves the quality of life in a community69%24%3%2%1%
Public libraries provide many services people would have a hard time finding elsewhere48%33%11%5%3%
Strongly agreeSomewhat agreeSomewhat disagreeStrongly disagreeDo not know
Public libraries are important because they promote literacy and a love of reading77%19%2%2%0%
Because it provides free access to materials and resources, the public library plays an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed72%24%2%2%0%
Having a public library improves the quality of life in a community69%24%3%2%1%
Public libraries provide many services people would have a hard time finding elsewhere48%33%11%5%3%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 11, 2013
This statistic shows Americans' perceptions of public libraries' roles in their communities in the United States as of July 2013. During the survey, 69 percent of respondents said they strongly agreed that having a public library improves the quality of life in a community.
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