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Current Population Survey, May 2008 [electronic resource]: Public Participation in the Arts Supplement

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of Census , United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics , National Endowment for the Arts
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Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 2011
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This data collection is comprised of responses from two sets of survey questionnaires, the basic Current Population Survey (CPS) and a survey administered as a supplement to the May 2008 basic CPS questionnaire. The supplement, on the topic of public participation in the arts in the United States, was sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. The CPS, administered monthly, collects labor force data about the civilian noninstitutional population aged 15 years old or older living in the United States. Moreover, the CPS provides current estimates of the economic status and activities of this population which includes estimates of total employment (both farm and nonfarm), nonfarm self-employed persons, domestics, and unpaid helpers in nonfarm family enterprises, wage and salaried employees, and estimates of total unemployment. The basic CPS data are provided on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey. In addition to the basic CPS questions, interviewers asked supplementary questions on public participation in the arts of two randomly selected household members aged 18 or older from about one-fourth of the sampled CPS households. If the selected person had a spouse or partner, then questions were also asked of their spouse/partner. The supplement contained questions about the sampled member's participation in various artistic activities from May 1, 2007, to May 1, 2008. Questions were asked about the type of artistic activity, the frequency of participation, training and exposure, musical and artistic preferences, school-age socialization, and computer usage related to artistic information. These topics were separated into a core set of questions and four modules (each module was administered to only a portion of the sampled cases): Module A -- Reading and Music Preference Module B -- Participation Via Internet and Other Media Module C -- Leisure Activities Module D -- Arts Learning Demographic data collected include age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, veteran status, educational attainment, occupation, and income.
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