What’s more, a majority of Americans say public libraries are helpful as people try to meet their information needs.
About eight-in-ten adults (78%) feel that public libraries help them find information that is trustworthy and reliable and 76% say libraries help them learn new things.
Also, 56% believe libraries help them get information that aids with decisions they have to make.
Young adults, whose public library use is higher than that of older Americans, are particularly likely to say the library helps them with information.
More than eight-in-ten Millennials (85%) credit libraries with helping them learn new things, compared with 72% of Boomers.
38% say libraries help them cope with a world where it’s hard to get ahead.
Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries. »