3.01.2006

Participation via Attendance


The Bureau of the Census made these questions for the National Endowment for the Arts.

With the exception of elementary or high school performances, did [fill HESHE] go to _____ during the LAST 12 MONTHS?

a live jazz performance

a live classical music performance such as symphony, chamber, or choral music

a live opera

a live musical stage play or an operetta

a nonmusical stage play

a live ballet performance

a live dance performance other than ballet, such as modern, folk, or tap

visit an ART museum or gallery?

visit an ART fair or festival, or a CRAFT fair or festival?

visit an historic park or monument, or tour buildings or neighborhoods for their historic or design value?


With the exception of books required for work or school, did [fill HESHE] read any books during the LAST 12 MONTHS?

a. Plays? @a b. Poetry? @b c. Novels or short stories? @c


listen to - (1)Yes (2)No a. A reading of poetry, either live or recorded? @a b. A reading of novels or books either live or recorded?

watch a jazz performance on television, a video (VCR) tape, or a video (DVD) disc?

listen to jazz - (1)Yes (2)No a. on the radio? @a b. on records, tapes, or compact discs? @b


watch a classical music performance on television, a video (VCR) tape, or a video (DVD) disc?

listen to classical music - (1)Yes (2)No a. On the radio? @a b. On records, tapes, or compact discs?

watch an opera on television, a video (VCR) tape, or a video (DVD) disc? (1)Yes (2)No

listen to opera music - (1)Yes (2)No a. On the radio? @a b. On records, tapes, or compact discs? @b
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With the exception of movies, did [fill HESHE] watch a musical stage play or an operetta on television, a video (VCR) tape, or a video (DVD) disc during the LAST 12 MONTHS?

listen to a musical stage play or an operetta - (1)Yes (2)No a. On the radio? @a b. On records, tapes, or compact discs? @b

With the exception of movies, situation comedies, or TV series, did [fill HESHE] watch a nonmusical stage play on television, a video (VCR) tape, or a video (DVD) disc

listen to a radio performance of a nonmusical stage play?

With the exception of music videos, did [fill HESHE] watch on television, a video (VCR) tape, or a video (DVD) disc dance, such as ballet, modern, folk, or tap

watch a program about artists, art works, or art museums on television, a video (VCR) tape, or a video (DVD) disc? (1)Yes (2)No @


participation in other leisure activities. Approximately how many hours of television do/does [fill HESHE] watch on an average day? @

go out to the movies? (1)Yes (2)No @
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With the exception of youth sports, did [fill HESHE] go to any amateur or professional sports events during the LAST 12 MONTHS? (1)Yes (2)No @
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During the LAST 12 MONTHS, did [fill HESHE] go to an amusement or theme park, a carnival, or a similar place of entertainment? (1)Yes (2)No @


jog, lift weights, walk, or participate in any other exercise program? (1)Yes (2)No @
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During the LAST 12 MONTHS, did [fill HESHE] participate in any sports activity, such as softball, basketball, golf, bowling, skiing, or tennis? (1)Yes (2)No @

participate in any outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, or canoeing

do volunteer or charity work during the LAST 12 MONTHS?

make repairs or improvements on your own home

work with indoor plants or do any gardening for pleasure during the LAST 12 MONTHS?

work with pottery, ceramics, jewelry, or do any leatherwork or metalwork?

do any weaving, crocheting, quilting, needlepoint, or sewing? (

make photographs, movies, or video tapes as an artistic activity?

do any painting, drawing, sculpture, or printmaking activities?

[with the exception of WORK or SCHOOL] do any creative writing such as stories, poems, or plays

Were any of [fill HISHER] writings published?

write or compose any music during the LAST 12 MONTHS?

Was [fill HISHER] musical composition played in a public performance or rehearsed for a public performance?

Do/Does [fill HESHE] own any original pieces of art, such as paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, or lithographs?

Did [fill HESHE] purchase or acquire any of these pieces during the LAST 12 MONTHS?

perform or rehearse any jazz music? (

play any jazz in a public performance or rehearse for a public performance?

perform or rehearse any classical music?

play classical music in a public performance or rehearse for a public performance? (

sing any music from an opera?

sing in a public opera performance or rehearse for a public performance? (

sing music from a musical play or operetta?

sing in a public performance of a musical play or operetta or rehearse for a public performance?

sing in a public performance with a chorale, choir, or glee club or other type of vocal group, or rehearse for a public performance?

act in a public performance of a nonmusical play or rehearse for a public performance?

dance any ballet?

dance ballet in a public performance or rehearse for a public performance?

any dancing other than ballet such as modern, folk, or tap?

dance modern, folk, or tap in a public performance? (


ENTER ALL THAT APPLY ENTER (N) FOR NO MORE The following is a list of events that some people like to attend. If [fill HESHE] could go to any of these events as often as [fill HESHE] wanted, which ones would [fill HESHE] go to MORE OFTEN than [fill HESHE] do/does now? Please select one or more of the following categories. ( 1)Jazz music performances ( 2)Classical music performances ( 3)Operas ( 4)Musical plays or operettas ( 5)Nonmusical plays ( 6)Ballet performances ( 7)Dance performances other than ballet ( 8)Art museums or galleries ( 9)All (10)None of these @
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Which of these would [fill HESHE] like to do most? [fill as instructed by Check Item A] (9)No one thing most @



ENTER ALL THAT APPLY ENTER (N) FOR NO MORE The following is a list of some types of music. Which of these types of music do/does [fill HESHE] like to listen to? Please select one or more of the following categories. (1) Classical/Chamber music (13)Bluegrass (2) Opera (14)Classic rock/Oldies (3) Operetta/Broadway musicals/Show tunes (15)The music of a particular (4) Jazz Ethnic/National tradition (5) Reggae (16)Contemporary folk music (6) Rap/Hip-Hop (17)Mood/Easy listening (7) Dance music/Electronica (18)New age/World music (8) Blues/Rhythm and blues (19)Choral/Glee club (9) Latin/Spanish/Salsa (20)Hymns/Gospel (10)Big band/Swing (21)Rock/Heavy metal (11)Parade/Marching band (22)All (12)Country and western (23)None/Don’t like to listen to music @
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Of the music types [fill HESHE] said [fill HESHE] liked, which do/does [fill HESHE] like best? {fill as instructed by Check Item B} (22)No one type the best @



Have/Has [fill HESHE] EVER taken lessons or classes in music - either voice training or playing an instrument?

EVER taken lessons or classes) in visual arts such as sculpture, painting, print making, photography, or film making?

EVER taken lessons or classes) in acting or theater? (1)Yes (2)No @


EVER taken lessons or classes) in ballet? (1)Yes (2)No @


EVER taken lessons or classes) in dance, other than ballet such as modern, folk or tap?

EVER taken lessons or classes in creative writing? (1)Yes (2)No @


EVER taken a class) in art appreciation or art history? (1)Yes (2)No @


EVER taken a class) in music appreciation? (1)Yes (2)No @


What is the highest grade (or year) of regular school [fill HISHER] FATHER completed? (31) Less than 1st grade (43) Bachelor's degree (32) 1st,2nd,3rd or 4th grade (For example: BA,AB,BS) (33) 5th or 6th grade (44) Master's degree(For example: (34) 7th or 8th grade MA,MS,MEng,MEd,MSW, MBA) (35) 9th grade (45) Professional School Degree (For (36) 10th grade example: MD,DDS,DVM, LLB, JD)) (37) 11th grade (46) Doctorate degree (38) 12th grade NO DIPLOMA (For example: PhD,EdD) (39) HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE- high school DIPLOMA or the equivalent (For example: GED) (40) Some college but no degree (41) Associate degree in college - Occupational/vocational program (42) Associate degree in college -- Academic program (X) Father is a household member @
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What is the highest grade (or year) of regular school [fill HISHER] MOTHER completed? (31) Less than 1st grade (43) Bachelor's degree (32) 1st,2nd,3rd or 4th grade (For example: BA,AB,BS) (33) 5th or 6th grade (44) Master's degree(For example: (34) 7th or 8th grade MA,MS,MEng,MEd,MSW, MBA) (35) 9th grade (45) Professional School Degree (For (36) 10th grade example: MD,DDS,DVM, LLB, JD)) (37) 11th grade (46) Doctorate degree (38) 12th grade NO DIPLOMA (For example: PhD,EdD) (39) HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE- high school DIPLOMA or the equivalent (For example: GED) (40) Some college but no degree (41) Associate degree in college - Occupational/vocational program (42) Associate degree in college -- Academic program (X) Mother is a household member @


Earlier in the supplement [fill HESHE] were/was asked about trips taken in the last 12 months that included attending at least one performing arts event (classical music or jazz concert, musical or stage play, dance or opera performance)or visiting art museum or gallery. Sometimes [fill HESHE] may take trips that include attending a performing arts event or visiting an art museum where [fill HESHE]is/are away from home for one or several nights or return(s) home in one day. In total, how many trips did [fill HESHE] take that included attending a performing arts event or visiting an art museum in the last 12 months? @

How many of these trips were one hour or more away from home? @TM How many were 50 miles or more, one way, away from home? @MI


use the Internet? (1)Yes (2)No @
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Do/Does [fill HESHE] use the Internet to learn about, listen to, or discuss topics related to - (1)Yes (2)No a. Any kind of music? @a b. Dance? @b c. Theater? @c d. Opera? @d

Do/Does [fill HESHE] use the Internet to learn about, view, or discuss topics related to the visual arts-- painting, sculpture, or so on? (

use the Internet to learn about, read, or discuss topics related to literature-- novels, poetry, or plays? (

In a typical week, about how many total minutes or hours do [fill HESHE] use the Internet to explore (i.e. visit websites or interact on chat rooms, Usenet groups, discussion forums, bulletin boards, etc.) these topics (music, the visual arts, dance, theater, opera, literature or related topics)? Exclude e-mail or downloads of large music, video, or data files.

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