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Attended live music performance during the lat 12 months


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PLIVMUS reports whether the respondent attended any live music performances during the last 12 months. In 2012, respondents also indicated whether their spouse participated in these activities.

There are a number of other Public Arts variables that may be useful to look at music activities done over the past year including: PJAZZ, POPERA, PSALSA, and PMUSICAL.

This variable is part of the Public Arts Supplement.

PLIVMUS is a Core 2 variable July 2012 and the July 2017. For more information on cores, modules, and weighting Public Arts variables, please see Weighting the IPUMS CPS Public Arts Supplement.


In 2012, the question explicitly excludes elementary and high school performances, while 2017 indicates that these performances could include professional, community, or student musicians.

Supplement universes vary across years. The May 2008, July 2012, and July 2017 Public Arts Supplement has substantial differences in structure compared to other months. The May 2008, July 2012, and July 2017 surveys are divided into core and module sections. Which respondents and which variables are included in which core and module varies across years. For more information on Public Arts survey designs and implications for comparability and weighting, please see the Public Arts Supplement sample notes and Weighting the IPUMS CPS Public Arts Supplement.


  • Selected civilians age 18+ in rotation groups 3, 4, 7, and 8.


Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2012 - - - - - - X - - - - -
2017 - - - - - - X - - - - -


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