The PSA Survey Findings
In February 2001, Americans for the Arts had a public opinion survey (pdf, 2.3MB) conducted of 1,008 adults to assess the American public's attitude about arts education. We found that 95% of parents believe the arts are important in preparing children for the future. Parents view the arts as contributing positive attributes to their children, and 91% thought the arts were an important part of a well-rounded education. However, 71% of parents felt "someone else" was better-suited to ask for more arts education.