Performing Arts Research Coalition 2002: Household Surveys (ICPSR 35589)
The Performing Arts Research Coalition 2002: Household Surveys is a collaborative effort of five national service organizations in the performing arts. Residents of ten communities were surveyed on a series of topics related to attendance at performing arts events. The ten communities surveyed were: Alaska, Cincinatti, Denver, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Austin, Boston, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Sarasota (FL) and Washington D.C. Questions were asked regarding rates of participation, the perceived value of the performing arts to individuals and to communities, and barriers to greater attendance. Among other criteria, these communities were selected as study sites because of the presence of financially and managerially strong local arts organizations and because at least three of the five disciplines encompassed by the participating national service organizations were represented in each area. The five participating service organizations in the PARC project were the American Symphony Orchestra League, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Dance/USA, OPERA America, and Theatre Communications Group. The project was coordinated by OPERA America, with research guidance from the Urban Institute, and supported by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts. A total of 8,161 respondents in 10 communities completed telephone interviews in 2002 and 2003. PARC data include administrative surveys, audience surveys, subscriber surveys, and community/household surveys.
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
Performing Arts Research Coalition. Performing Arts Research Coalition 2002: Household Surveys. ICPSR35589-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-05-31. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35589.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35589.v1
This study was funded by:
- Pew Charitable Trusts
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: arts attendance, arts audiences, arts funding, arts organizations, arts participation, classical music, concerts, dance, education, entertainment, government, household income, Internet, jazz, leisure, media coverage, music, newspapers, opera, organizations, performing arts, radios, sports, television, theater
Geographic Coverage: Alaska, Anchorage, Austin, Boston, Cincinnati, Colorado, Denver, District of Columbia, Fairbanks, Florida, Indiana, Juneau, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Sarasota, Seattle, St. Paul, Texas, United States, Washington
Data collection for this survey was conducted by the Princeton Data Source, Princeton Survey Research Associates. Funding for this study was provided by Pew Charitable Trusts.
This data collection was previously distributed by the Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive (CPANDA). The CPANDA Identification Number (study number) for this data collection is c00012. The CPANDA Identification number for the Alaska survey is a00074, for the Austin survey is a00114, for the Boston survey is a00115, for the Cincinnati survey is a00075, for the Denver survey is a00076, for the Minneapolis/St. Paul survey is a00117, for the Pittsburgh survey is a00078, for the Sarasota survey is a00116, for the Seattle survey is a00077, and for the Washington D.C. survey is a00118. CPANDA conducted the following processing steps for release of this collection: produced a codebook, checked for undocumented codes, performed consistency checks, provided frequencies, performed recodes, and reformatted the data.
Quick facts for this data collection, "How much does attendance at performing arts events vary across communities?" are available from the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies (CACPS) at Princeton University.
To protect the anonymity of respondents, all variables that could be used to identify individuals have been masked or recoded. For details regarding these changes, please refer to the Codebook Notes provided in the ICPSR Codebook in this data collection.
Using random digit dialing, telephone surveys of 800 to 897 households in ten communities were conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. Every active block of telephone numbers (area code + exchange + two-digit block number) were included for the ten geographic areas. After random selection of a number within a block, two more digits were randomly added to complete the number. Numbers that matched listings in business directories were purged from the list. Calls were staggered over times of the day and days of the week to maximize the chance of making contact with potential respondents.
While the response rates for all geographic areas were reasonably high for a study of this type, questions are raised of a non-response bias. To investigate the potential for such bias, characteristics of the respondents were compared with known characteristics of the population. Population estimates are based on the 1990 Decennial Census, with adjustments by information collected in the Current Population Survey in fall of 2001, and the 2000 Census of Population and Housing. The summaries indicate that certain groups of respondents are over-represented and underrepresented in the data (see below for site-specific details). Overall, however, there is considerable similarity between survey respondents and the population estimate on race, sex and age characteristics.
Alaska: A total of 800 telephone interviews were completed in late winter and early spring 2002. The sampled area includes the cities of Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau, including Douglas Island. Women are over-represented among the survey respondents, while men, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and persons age 30-39 are underrepresented.
Austin: A total of 832 telephone interviews were completed in the greater Austin area between October and December of 2002. The sampling frame included all active blocks of telephone numbers within the zip code areas starting with the digits 786 or 787. Individuals aged 35-44 were over-represented among the survey respondents, while blacks, Hispanic/Latinos, and individuals aged 18-24 and 65 and over were underrepresented.
Boston: A total of 810 telephone interviews were completed in the greater Boston area between October and December of 2002. The sampling frame included all active blocks of telephone numbers within the zip code areas starting with the digits 017 through 024. Individuals aged 35-44 and 45-54 were over-represented among the survey respondents, while blacks, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and persons under 25 and over 65 years of age were underrepresented.
Cincinnati: A total of 800 telephone interviews were completed in late winter and early spring 2002. Areas included in the sample were Hamilton, Clermont, Warren, and Butler counties in Ohio; Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn County in Indiana. Persons age 50-65 are slightly over-represented among the survey respondents, while black respondents are slightly underrepresented.
Denver: A total of 800 telephone interviews were completed in late winter and early spring 2002. Areas included in the sample were Adams, Boulder, Denver, Arapahoe, and Jefferson counties, as well as the Highlands Ranch part of Douglas County. Black Denverites, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and persons age 18-29 are underrepresented among the survey respondents.
Minneapolis/St. Paul: A total of 897 telephone interviews were completed in the Twin Cities metropolitan area between October 2002 and February 2003. Blacks, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and persons age 18-24 were underrepresented.
Pittsburgh: A total of 800 telephone interviews were completed in late winter and early spring 2002. Areas included in the sample were Washington, Westmoreland, Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, and Beaver counties. Women and persons age 50-65 years are over-represented among the survey respondents, while African Americans, men, and persons age 18-29 are underrepresented.
Sarasota: A total of 801 telephone interviews were completed in Sarasota and Manatee counties between October and December of 2002. Persons over the age of 65 were underrepresented among the survey respondents, while individuals between the ages of 35 and 64 were slightly over-represented.
Seattle: A total of 800 telephone interviews were completed in late winter and early spring 2002. The sampled area includes King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kitsap counties. Women are over-represented among the survey respondents, while men and Asian/Pacific Islanders are underrepresented.
Washington D.C.: A total of 821 telephone interviews were completed in the greater Washington DC area between October and December of 2002. Persons aged 55-64 were over-represented among the survey respondents, while Asian/Pacific Islanders, Hispanic/Latinos, and persons under the age of 25 and over the age of 65 were underrepresented.
Sample: This study used random samples constructed by random digit dialing (RDD). The design effect for each household telephone survey resulted in a margin of error that ranged from plus or minus 1 percent to plus or minus 4 percent.
Response rates were provided for this data collection:
- Alaska: 47 percent
- Austin: 41.5 percent
- Boston: 41 percent
- Cincinnati: 36 percent
- Denver: 35 percent
- Minneapolis/St. Paul: 41 percent
- Pittsburgh: 32 percent
- Sarasota: 38 percent
- Seattle: 36 percent
- Washington D.C.: 40 percent
Original ICPSR Release: 2015-05-31
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