The ALA participated in the January 2010 Harris Poll Quorum conducted by Harris Interactive. The survey was conducted by telephone within the United States between January 20 and 24, 2010 among a nationwide cross section of 1,025 adults (aged 18 and over). Eighteen questions were asked by Harris for the ALA.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of employed adults had used their library in the past year, 62% of unemployed adults, and 53% of retired adults.
• Eighty percent (80%) of those ages 18‐24, 73% ages 35‐44 and 70% ages 25‐34 have used their library in the past year
96% of Americans (223.7 million) agreed that because it provides free access to materials and resources, the public library plays an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed.
• 94% of Americans (219.0 million) agreed that the library improves the quality of life in their community.
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