The arts are significant to American life and there are many studies that document the social, educational, and economic impacts of the arts on communities. What makes this study different is that it measures the perspective of the public’s (1) personal engagement in the arts as audience and creator, (2) support for arts education and government arts funding, (3) opinions on the personal and well-being benefits that come from engaging in the arts, and (4) how those personal benefits extend to the community.
To ensure precision in the findings, a sample of 3,023 adults were interviewed online (by way of comparison, the typical national political poll has a sample size of just 1,000 adults). The accuracy of Ipsos online polls has a credibility interval of ±2.0 percentage points.
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