Americans made more visits to a public library than to a movie theater, concert or sporting event in 2019, a new Gallup poll has found, according to CNN.
Library visits are the most common cultural activity in America “by far,” according to a statement from Gallup.
The Gallup data found that U.S. adults took an average of 10.5 library trips in 2019, The Hill reported. Meanwhile, American adults went to the movies 5.3 times on average and sporting events an average of 4.7 times.
Visiting a zoo was the least common activity, according to the polling results — the average number of visits in 2019 was 0.9, according to the statement from Gallup.
The Gallup data also examined which groups of people were more likely to visit the library, and found that women were twice as likely as men to go to the library in 2019, The Hill reported. Women took an average of 13.4 trips, while men took an average of 7.5 trips.
Low-income individuals are also more likely to visit the library, according to The Hill.
“Despite the proliferation of digital-based activities over the past two decades — including digital books, podcasts, streaming entertainment services and advanced gaming — libraries have endured as a place Americans visit nearly monthly on average,” Gallup wrote in a statement. “Whether because they offer services like free Wi-Fi, movie rentals, or activities for children, libraries are most utilized by young adults, women and residents of low-income households.”