Arts, Culture, and the Social Health of the Nation 2005

Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 17, No 2 (Summer 2006)

Marque-Luisa Miringoff, Ph.D. and Sandra Opdycke, Ph.D.

2005, 65 pages. Institute for Innovation in Social Policy, Vassar College, Box 529, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604, 845-452-7332. For copies contact opdycke@earthlink.net

The second in a series based on a national survey (the first was 2002), this report looks at participation in artistic and cultural experiences in the US in quantifiable terms as well as in ways such experiences affect the well-being of participants. One key finding is that 78 percent of respondents "believe that attending art events helped them to see things from other people's perspectives."