Public Needs for Library and Museum Services Survey (PNLMS)

The purpose of PNLMS survey is to determine attitudes, to assess awareness of issues related to library and museum services, and to track trends in visitation and usage. The sample size is 3,500 households (2,975 landline households and a 525 cell-phone-only subsample). The sample will include library users, museum users, dual users, and non-users. The data will include information about respondent’s visitation to libraries and museums, their attitudes toward library and museum services, and demographics about respondents. It will also include information about visitation and usage of libraries and museums by children in the household. The PNLMS is a cross-sectional sample survey.

Last data collection in 2008. No plans to continue the survey.

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Maintainer Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Last Updated December 20, 2022, 00:18 (UTC)
Created November 27, 2019, 21:06 (UTC)