In an average day, more than 1.7 million North Carolina residents read for personal interest, and nearly 200,000 listen to or play music.
An Average Day in the Arts: State Participation Patterns from the American Time Use Survey for 2006-2010 examines state-level arts participation on an average day. Using data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics American Time Use Survey (ATUS), the Note reports attendance at arts events and leisure time spent in arts activities.
North Carolina is in the mid-range of performing arts attendance compared to other states. On an average day, 50,000 residents are estimated to attend performing arts events. Arts and crafts activities draw 93,000 people.
NEA Research Note #106 is available at http://www.nea.gov/research/Notes/106.pdf.