us: Generation Y biggest user of U.S. libraries, survey finds

Sixty-two percent of Gen Y respondents said they visited a public library in the past yearMore than half of Americans visited a library in the past year, with many of them drawn in by the computers rather than the books, according to a survey released on Sunday.Of the 53% of U.S. adults who said they visited libraries in 2007, the biggest users were young adults aged 18 to 30 in the tech-loving group known as Generation Y, the survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project said.”These findings turn our thinking about libraries upside down,” said Leigh Estabrook, a professor emerita at the University of Illinois and co-author of a report on the survey results.
http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9054700Generation Y Looks To The Web For Answers
A Pew Internet study found 58% of Americans go online first when seeking information on common issues, such as an illness, finances, taxes, and careers.Americans seeking information on common issues, such as an illness, finances, taxes, and careers, were found to consult the Internet for answers instead of other resources, according to a study released on Sunday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.The Pew Internet & American Life Project, which produces reports that examine the impact of the Internet on families and communities, conducted the study in the form of a national phone survey in partnership with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More than 2,790 adults were surveyed, ages 18 and older.
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