Americans Speak Out About the Arts in 2018

Americans for the Arts (AFTA) recently released Americans Speak Out About the Arts in 2018, the second in a series of national public opinion surveys conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Americans for the Arts. According to AFTA, it "gauges the public perspective on (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."

Some notable figures include:

  • 81% believe the arts are a "positive experience in the world."
  • 73% believe the arts give them "pure pleasure to experience and participate in."
  • 68% believe the arts "lift me beyond everyday experiences."

Read more about the survey here.

Published: October 01, 2018