Libraries vs. movie theaters: More Americans went to the library than the movies in 2019, Gallup poll finds

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Here's a fun fact: In 2019 Americans went to the library almost 2x the number of times they went to the movies. For all the talk about the end of books and reading, transitioning books over to Instagram and the like, it sounds like the library has some staying power. Now, I do wonder about how diverse the survey participant sample set was and, in particular, if they skewed toward "parent of a child under the age of 5". In the last 16 months since I became a parent the number of times I have gone to the movies is exactly 0. The number of times I have gone to the public library on the other hand: 20+.

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