Americans Speak OUT about the Arts in 2018

Americans for the Arts released Americans Speak Out about the Arts in 2018, a national public opinion survey on the arts—and one of the largest ever conducted. This is an update of the study they conducted two years ago. Now, like then, there are some excellent stories . . .

  • 72 percent of Americans say they attended an arts or cultural event last year.

  • 69 percent of the adult population believe the arts are a “positive experience in a troubled world.”

  • 72 percent believe “the arts unify our communities regardless of age, race, and ethnicity” and 73 percent agree that the arts “helps me understand other cultures better”—both figures are up from two years ago.

  • An overwhelming majority of the American public (91 percent) agrees that the arts are part of a well-rounded K-12 education—including 61 percent who “strongly agree”

  • More than half of Americans approve of arts funding by local government (60 percent), state government (58 percent), federal government (54 percent), and by the National Endowment for the Arts (64 percent).

For more detailed information regarding the Americans for the Arts: Public Opinion Survey Results clink of the link below.