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Long live the library
People may like the movies, but according to a Gallup survey, Americans—incredibly, improbably—still love the library. According to survey data released by the polling firm on Jan. 24, Americans averaged 10.5 trips to the library in 2019, making it the most common cultural activity Americans engage in. Going to see a movie checked in at second place, with Americans claiming to have gone to see an average of 5.3 movies at the cinema last year. Women were nearly twice as likely as men to have gone to the library. The survey data showed Americans ages 30-49 were the most active in participating in cultural activities outside the home.