- Questionnaire Text
- UnHarmonized Variables
PBOOKN is a four digit variable that reports the number of books (exclude work and school reading) that the respondent read during the last 12 months.
The variable PBOOK reports whether a respondent read any books not required for work or school.
This variable is part of the Public Arts Supplement.
PBOOKN is a Core 1 variable in the May 2008, July 2012, and July 2017 samples. For more information on cores, modules, and weighting Public Arts variables, please see Weighting the IPUMS CPS Public Arts Supplement.
Supplement universes vary across years. The May 2008, July 2012, and July 2017 Public Arts Supplement has substantial differences in structure compared to other months. The May 2008, July 2012, and July 2017 surveys are divided into core and module sections. Which respondents and which variables are included in which core and module varies across years. For more information on Public Arts survey designs and implications for comparability and weighting, please see the Public Arts Supplement sample notes and Weighting the IPUMS CPS Public Arts Supplement.
- Aug 2002: Civilians age 18+ in rotation groups 4 and 8, who read a book in last 12 months.
- May 2008: Selected civilians age 18+ in rotation groups 4 and 8, who read a book in last 12 months.
- Jul 2012 and Jul 2017: Selected civilians age 18+ in rotation groups 3, 4, 7, and 8, who read a book in last 12 months.