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Impact Survey Data

Impact Survey Data

In April we asked you to complete a survey on how library technology affects your life. The Impact Survey results are now in and available to you.

Among the findings:
  23% of library technology users are low income
  28%  reported doing educational activities
  27% got information on health and wellness topics
  31% used the technology for employment needs

Many users have alternate access to computers at home or at work, but still choose to use library computers, for a variety of reasons.
  48% of all respondents (and 60% of public technology users) reported that public computing resources are important or very important to themselves, personally
  86% felt that these resources are important or very important to have available for others in the community

The impact survey is the result of a research initiative from the University of Washington with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.