New Data Alert: American Time Use Survey: Arts Activities, 2003-2019

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The National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture (NADAC), a data repository funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), is pleased to announce the release of the American Time Use Survey (ATUS): Arts Activities, [United States], 2003-2019. The data are freely available for download and online analysis on the NADAC website.

About ATUS: The ATUS is sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. It measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as work and work-related activities, personal care, household activities, consumer purchases, volunteering, and caring for and helping household members. Respondents are also asked about arts-related activities including sports, recreation, socializing, relaxing, arts and crafts, and music appreciation. Visit the study homepage to learn more about the study and its data.

About NADAC: The National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture (NADAC) is a repository that facilitates research on arts and culture by acquiring data, particularly those funded by federal agencies and other organizations, and sharing those data with researchers, policymakers, people in the arts and culture field, and the general public. It is one of several topical archives hosted by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the largest social science data archive in the world and part of the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, NADAC provides arts-related data and related resources completely free of charge.


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Apr 10, 2022

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