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Feeling better off? Go see a show

The National Endowment for the Arts released a study on Monday showing that people who perceive they are in a higher income bracket are more likely to have attended an artistic presentation in the last year, The Wall Street Journal reported. Previous studies have shown that people who earn more, and have higher education, have made more frequent trips to see shows and stroll around a museum. But, “That held true even when economists removed income as a factor. In other words, Americans who view themselves as better off are more likely to engage in the arts whether or not they actually make more,” according to the story. It’s a fascinating story, check it out here.

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  1. Joe Campbell #

    I love art no matter what my pocketbook says. I don’t like it all, but the talent out there amazes me. It’s much bigger than myself and that’s why I seek it out. Musicians who play so better than me and painters who make me wonder if they come from another planet because I just can’t imagine how they do what they do, simple astound me. I just love the arts and if my pocketbook is low on cash, Ill go to The Delaware Museum of Art on Sundays when it’s free or go to a free concert. Or, since I am a photographer of sorts, I’ll go to http://www.500px.com and see beautiful photography which will not only make me jealous, but stimulate the artist inside me.

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    January 13, 2015
    • Joe Campbell #

      Sorry, I didn’t proof read my last long comment.

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      January 13, 2015

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