ERIC Number: ED196443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Library and Voting.
Seasonwein (Roger) Associates, Inc., Orange, NJ.
Telephone interviews were conducted with 901 adults to determine whether people who vote use libraries more than non-voters. Respondents were asked if they had visited a public library within six months of their interviews, or if they had read any part of a book borrowed from a public library within that time period. Area probability techniques were employed to select 300 counties within which to choose specific communities and households to interview. Controls were employed to ensure that the ages and sexes of participants properly represented the adult population. All other primary demographic factors were accounted for by the probability methods used. Results indicate that voters use libraries more than non-voters, that this pattern is true whether the individual had visited a public library or read a book borrowed from one, and that lighter voters tended to have visited a library less frequently than heavy voters. However, the proportions of light voters and heavy voters who had read a book from the library were the same. Tables of data are included. (Author/BK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Orange Public Library, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Seasonwein (Roger) Associates, Inc., Orange, NJ.