ERIC Number: ED390755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Jazz in America: Who's Listening? NEA Draft Report.
DeVeaux, Scott, Comp.
This research report examines the data collected in The Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA) for 1992, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The study also provides a context for interpreting the data with a comparison to a similar survey of 1982. Jazz was defined as the respondents saw fit. Findings of the survey include: (1) participation in jazz is correlated strongly with education and income; (2) participation rates are consistently higher for men than for women and for African-Americans than for white Americans; (3) in all other benchmarks arts activities, participation rates are higher for women than for men and for whites than for blacks; (4) although jazz retains a multi-racial audience, it enjoys particular support from the black community; (5) the audience for jazz and classical music overlap to a considerable extent; and (6) those who attend jazz performances are more likely than the population as a whole to participate in a wide range of leisure activities, such as movies, exercise, sports, or charity work. Tables and figures presenting the data accompany the paper. (EH)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Fine Arts, Folk Culture, Humanities, Jazz, Music, Music Appreciation, North American Culture, Popular Culture, Social Science Research
National Endowment for the Arts, The Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20506.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC. Research Div.
Authoring Institution: Faucett (Jack) Associates.