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Quick Facts about the Arts - Public Attitudes

This topic includes: tastes and preferences, arts advocacy, and public attitudes about arts, artists, freedom of expression, and government spending on the arts

Arts Exposure of Children in the Silicon Valley
According to the Creative Community Index: Survey of Silicon Valley Residents [2002], 96% of parents of school-aged children thought that arts education classes should be required for all school children. However, in the 12 months prior to the survey, only 76% of households with school-aged children had even one child who took lessons in art, dance, theater, or music. more ....
Case study: The Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1999
Only a slight majority of Americans (57%) supported the right of the Brooklyn Museum to show the controversial "Sensation" exhibit in the fall of 1999, according to a poll commissioned by the First Amendment Center more ....
How do attitudes towards artists vary across communities?
adults in the San Francisco area believe artists contribute a lot to society, compared with only 23% in the Houston area and 27% nationwide more ....
How does the American public feel about artists?
According to the American Perceptions of Artists Survey 2002 , 27% of Americans nationwide feel that artists contribute a lot to the general good of society more ....
How supportive are Americans of arts education in the public schools?
When asked whether arts courses should be paid for by the school system as part of the regular budget, the majority of respondents agreed. A total of 77% of Americans said that arts courses should be paid for as part of the regular school budget more ....
How supportive are Americans of freedom of expression?
While the public affirms support for the rights granted by First Amendment in the abstract, findings from the State of the First Amendment 2005 survey show that significant numbers of Americans (in some cases, a majority) would impose restrictions on particular forms of expression more ....
How supportive are Americans of freedom of expression on broadcast television?
Findings from the State of the First Amendment 2005 survey show that, although the majority of Americans believe parents should be primarily responsible for keeping children away from inappropriate television content, most also believe that government should be allowed to restrict broadcast television more ....

 

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