ERIC Number: ED351245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Americans and the Arts VI. Nationwide Survey of Public Opinion.
This study examines the attitudes individuals have towards the arts and what role the arts play in U.S. life. A survey was designed specifically to examine issues of funding of the arts by government, the role of arts in the education of children, and what effect the current economic recession has had on participation in and attendance at arts events. The research found that a decisive majority of people support government financing of the arts; there is a strong public mandate for including arts in education; and there is evidence that the recession has affected participation in and attendance at arts events. The findings of the study are reported in seven chapters: (1) The public mandate for government financial assistance to the arts; (2) Americans speak out on the place of the arts in education; (3) The public view of the individual artists in America; (4) Participation in and attendance at the arts; (5) The explosion of VCR's; (6) Patterns of book buying; and (7) Patterns of giving to the arts. Thirty-eight tables that convey the survey data are included, as are two appendices--one discusses the survey method and the other is a sample questionnaire. (DB)
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Attitude Measures, Books, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Music, Public Opinion, Surveys, Theater Arts, Visual Arts
American Council for the Arts (ACA), 1 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022-4201 ($20 plus shipping and handling; 10-50% discount, depending on quantity).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Philip Morris Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Council for the Arts, New York, NY.