Reasons for not attending arts or cultural events in the U.S. 2012

The statistic depicts the results of a survey concerned with the reasons why consumers did not attend arts or cultural events in 2012. 36.7 percent of respondents said that a major reason for not attending an arts event was that the entry fee was too much.

Was this a major, minor or not a reason at all for why you did not go to arts or cultural events?

ReasonMajor reasonMinor reasonNot a reason
All the additional costs of going out, such as hiring a baby-sitter, eating at a restaurant, and parking.37.1%29.1%32.6%
The entry fees cost too much.36.7%33.4%26.5%
Because of traffic or other transportation problems, it's just too difficult to get from my home to the places where arts events are held.35.7%29.3%34.5%
I don't have enough free time; I'm too busy.34.4%33.8%30.8%
I prefer to do other things with my free time.34.4%32.4%32.4%
I worry about safety when going out at night.31.8%32.6%35%
I rarely hear about the events in time.23.6%37.4%37.3%
I usually have no one to go with.15%36.5%47.4%
I don't know enough to enjoy some of the arts events.13.6%35.6%49.5%
I don't feel comfortable at many of the arts events.10.2%32.3%55.8%
Many of the arts or cultural events in Houston are boring.9.2%29.8%56.8%
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Sources

Release date

September 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

November 21, 2011 - January 4, 2012

Number of respondents

1,200 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Households were sampled in the Harris County area (Texas); Respondents attended an arts event in the past year

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* During the survey the question was posed as follows: "Please tell me if this is a major reason, a minor reason, or not a reason at all in your own decisions about whether or not to go out to arts or cultural events, such as museums, galleries, concerts, or theater performances:
... The entry fees cost too much.
... All the additional costs of going out, such as hiring a baby-sitter, eating at a restaurant, and parking.
etc."

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