Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, 1982: [United States] (ICPSR 6441)

Published: Mar 16, 1995

Principal Investigator(s):
National Endowment for the Arts

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This data collection offers information on Americans' participation in the arts, including ballet, opera, plays, museums, and concerts, during 1982. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and conducted by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, this survey was a supplement to a larger national survey, the National Crime Survey (NCS). Data are provided for all household members aged 12 and older (excluding crew members of merchant vessels, armed forces personnel living in military barracks, and institutionalized persons) in sampled households. Respondents were asked about their past-year participation in, and frequency of attending, art performances and events in the following categories: jazz music, classical music, opera, musicals, plays (nonmusical), ballet, other dance, art museums, arts-crafts fairs, and historical park/design sites. Reasons for nonparticipation were also collected. Additionally, demographic information including age, sex, race, marital status and education level is available.

National Endowment for the Arts. Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, 1982:  [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995-03-16.

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