This study provides an examination of the American audience for jazz through analysis of statistics from the 1982 and 1992 Surveys of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA). The study interprets the statistical results of the 1982 and 1992 SPPA's in light of changes that occured in the jazz field over this time period.
This note provides information on arts participation in four different geographical regions and the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, and Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Based on data compiled from the 1992 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA) which was conducted for the Endowment by the U.S. Census Bureau. (See also: NEA Research Division Report #27.)
This report analyzes participation in opera and musical theater/operetta in 1992 and compares it with participation 10 years earlier. The analysis is based on the results of nationwide Surveys of Public Participation in the Arts conducted in 1982, 1985, and 1992.
Based on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis, consumer expenditures for admissions to performing arts events in 1992 amounted to $5.1 billion, or 8% more than in 1991.