The following information is part of the Libraries Connect Communities 3 study.
The 2008–2009 PLFTAS national survey sampled and received responses from all states and the District of Columbia. The survey did not, however, receive enough responses from all states for analysis purposes. The following state tables provide selected summary survey data for the states for which there were adequate and representative responses (45 in all, plus the District of Columbia). States for which data could not be fully analyzed are Arkansas, Idaho, Michigan, Nebraska and South Carolina.
The survey data were weighted to enable state projections. The weighting used was based on three variables:
1. Metropolitan status of libraries in the state (urban, suburban and rural).
2. Calculated poverty of the population served by the libraries in the state (less than 20 percent, 20-40 percent, and greater than 40 percent).
3. Total number of libraries in the state (the data presented in the tables are statewide estimates).
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