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Study Report

Study Number: SA-043-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1992

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of public participation in the arts, 1992 [United States]  [machine-readable data file] / National Endowment for the Arts.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6443

Date Accessioned: 5/7/1998

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data can be downloaded from ICPSR.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 2/15/1998

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This data collection offers information on Americans' participation in the arts, such as ballet, opera, plays, museums, and concerts, during 1992. 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. New questions added in the 1992 survey concerned the use of video cassette recorders (VCRs), various dance forms other than ballet, and different types of popular music. In general, the 1992 survey asked more varied and detailed questions about arts participation.

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