Spotlight of Statistics: Expenditures on Admissions to the Arts, Movies, Sporting Events, and Other Entertainment
In 2015, American consumers spent an average of $652 on admissions to the arts, movies, sporting events, and other entertainment and recreational activities. In 2012, 70 percent of U.S. adults attended a live performing arts or sporting event or went to the movies.
This Spotlight on Statistics uses data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey and the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts to profile consumer spending and attendance at arts, sports, and entertainment events.
For additional context, the Spotlight also examines selected personal consumption expenditure estimates from the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account.
This Spotlight on Statistics features 15 charts (downloadable) and was written by Bonnie Nichols, operations research analyst with the Office of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts.
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