ERIC Number: ED263028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Participation in the Philadelphia Area.
Hanford, Terry; And Others
Described are the results of two separate surveys of cross-sections of the Philadelphia public concerning their cultural behavior, attitudes, and perceptions. The more recent survey was conducted in 1984 with a random telephone sample of 404 Philadelphia residents. The other survey consisted of a subset of approximately 400 Philadelphia area residents who were part of a larger national study conducted throughout 1982, the survey of Public Participation in the Arts, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Major findings set forth in this report are as follows; the two surveys produced similar estimates of the proportion of Philadelphia residents who had attended various types of live cultural events in the prior year. Participation was mainly related to the respondents' socio-economic status, either in terms of formal education, occupational skill, or annual family income. In both surveys, Philadelphia residents said they would like to attend all types of cultural events more often, particularly musical and non-musical plays, museums, musical performances, opera, and ballet. Respondents reacted to seven action steps that might promote greater attendance at cultural events. Of these, lower ticket prices, better parking, and safer locations rated highest. Findings of these surveys provide useful information for the Philadelphia area in promoting cultural awareness and participation. (LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Survey Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)