What Do Americans Believe About the Arts?

There’s no need to guess at the answers for these questions. An Americans for the Arts and Ipsos Public Affairs survey of more than 3,000 American adults over the age of 18 in December 2015, confirms that it is undeniable—the arts transform people and communities every day.

In an increasingly troubled world, plagued by polaris, it is critical to know that the arts is a universal language with the power to unify our communities. 67 percent of Americans believe “the arts unify our communities regardless of age, race, and
ethnicity” and 62 percent agree that the arts “helps me understand other cultures
better.”

Most of support great parks because we know they benefit communities whether we individually use them or. This holds true for the arts too. “Arts institutions add value to our communities.” Regardless of whether people engage with the arts or not, 87 percent believe they are important to quality of life, and 82 percent believe they are important to local businesses and the economy.

For the full list of what Americans believe about the arts…go to here.