2016 PJ Library Family Survey Results
Understanding how families use PJ Library books and resources is a vital way to ensure the programme can be as successful as possible. We partnered with Informing Change, an external evaluation firm, to survey UK families and better understand their experiences with the programme. In the winter of 2016/2017, PJ Library parents were invited to participate in the evaluation which resulted in more than 600 families submitting responses – a 33% response rate. These results can be found below and will shape the evolution of PJ Library in the UK.
A VALUABLE TOOL FOR PARENTS
Of the parents who responded, 93% said that PJ Library has supported their family in having conversations about Jewish life and 86% of respondents indicated PJ Library has been a valuable parenting tool.
A PORTRAIT OF PJ LIBRARY FAMILIES
The diverse range of PJ Library families reflects the full breadth and spectrum of Jewish life in the UK, from how they practice Judaism to their family makeup. Although PJ Library families are varied, they almost universally value the experience of receiving free Jewish books in their homes.
The results also showed how families are using the books to learn more as a family. Four out of five parents found the inside cover book flaps useful in facilitating discussions. In addition, more than two-thirds of families have used PJ Library’s online resources including the blog, Facebook page and monthly e-newsletter (let us know if you don’t seem to be getting yours!).
Here is a snapshot of information about PJ Library families in the UK:
To discover more about the ways in which PJ Library impacts interfaith families, download the executive summary of the 2016 family survey.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There were hundreds of comments and suggestions which helped the UK team plan for growth. We have responded to the five most common themes on our blog here.
If you have questions about the results of the 2016 PJ Library family survey email us at INFO@PJLIBRARY.ORG.UK
In North America and Canada, a similar survey took place with over 25,000 respondents. Click here for their results and further details.