Will you miss your local library if it's shut down?MoneySaving Poll Results

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Councils across the country are cutting library budgets and even closing them in an effort to make savings. In the last six years alone, 343 council-run libraries have closed, leading to the loss of nearly 8,000 jobs. Some say in the internet age a library is no longer a necessity Ė then again, some visit it to access the internet.

Do you love your library or not even know where it is?

Whatís the closest to your view..?

Results

I'm aged under 25 (721 votes)
I never visit the library and donít think it's the best use of public money126 votes (17%)
I never visit the library but think itís crucial itís protected for others169 votes (23%)
I visit the library occasionally, but wouldnít care much if it went16 votes (2%)
I visit the library occasionally, and think itís crucial it remains190 votes (26%)
I often visit the library, though could live without it14 votes (2%)
I often visit the library, it's crucial that itís protected198 votes (27%)
There's no library anywhere near me but I'm not bothered by that2 votes (0%)
There's no library anywhere near me but I wish there was6 votes (1%)
I'm aged 25 to 34 (3710 votes)
I never visit the library and donít think it's the best use of public money370 votes (10%)
I never visit the library but think itís crucial itís protected for others962 votes (26%)
I visit the library occasionally, but wouldnít care much if it went84 votes (2%)
I visit the library occasionally, and think itís crucial it remains1121 votes (30%)
I often visit the library, though could live without it62 votes (2%)
I often visit the library, it's crucial that itís protected1072 votes (29%)
There's no library anywhere near me but I'm not bothered by that18 votes (0%)
There's no library anywhere near me but I wish there was21 votes (1%)
I'm aged 35 to 49 (8732 votes)
I never visit the library and donít think it's the best use of public money542 votes (6%)
I never visit the library but think itís crucial itís protected for others1409 votes (16%)
I visit the library occasionally, but wouldnít care much if it went179 votes (2%)
I visit the library occasionally, and think itís crucial it remains2730 votes (31%)
I often visit the library, though could live without it147 votes (2%)
I often visit the library, it's crucial that itís protected3662 votes (42%)
There's no library anywhere near me but I'm not bothered by that25 votes (0%)
There's no library anywhere near me but I wish there was38 votes (0%)
I'm aged 50 to 64 (10162 votes)
I never visit the library and donít think it's the best use of public money574 votes (6%)
I never visit the library but think itís crucial itís protected for others1604 votes (16%)
I visit the library occasionally, but wouldnít care much if it went213 votes (2%)
I visit the library occasionally, and think itís crucial it remains3240 votes (32%)
I often visit the library, though could live without it183 votes (2%)
I often visit the library, it's crucial that itís protected4244 votes (42%)
There's no library anywhere near me but I'm not bothered by that32 votes (0%)
There's no library anywhere near me but I wish there was72 votes (1%)
I'm aged 65+ (6531 votes)
I never visit the library and donít think it's the best use of public money250 votes (4%)
I never visit the library but think itís crucial itís protected for others796 votes (12%)
I visit the library occasionally, but wouldnít care much if it went123 votes (2%)
I visit the library occasionally, and think itís crucial it remains2015 votes (31%)
I often visit the library, though could live without it109 votes (2%)
I often visit the library, it's crucial that itís protected3188 votes (49%)
There's no library anywhere near me but I'm not bothered by that17 votes (0%)
There's no library anywhere near me but I wish there was33 votes (1%)

                   29,856 votes received.

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