Public Arts Supplement Sample Notes

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Overview

The IPUMS CPS Public Arts Supplement contains information about respondents’ training in, exposure to, and participation in the arts over the last year. Some topics covered include number of books read, types of art and music classes taken, and numbers of visits to theatres, concerts, museums, and art galleries. This IPUMS CPS supplement combines data from two supplements which ask about many of the same topics, the Public Participation in the Arts and Annual Arts Benchmarking surveys. The August 2002, May 2008, July 2012, and July 2017 samples contain data from the "Public Participation in the Arts" supplement. The February 2013-2016, 2018, and 2020 samples contain data from the "Annual Arts Benchmarking Survey" supplement.

Survey Designs

Though they cover many of the same subjects, the Public Participation in the Arts and the Annual Arts Benchmarking Survey vary substantially in their design. The Annual Arts Benchmarking survey contains a single set of questions that is asked of a subset of CPS respondents aged 18 and older from between one quarter and one half of surveyed households, depending on the year. The Public Participation in the Arts surveys are often more complex within a given year and vary more in their design across years. The Public Participation in the Arts surveys from 2008, 2012, and 2017 divide supplement respondents among one or more core question sets and several modules that cover specific topics. In these samples, no respondent answers all modules and no modules are answered by all respondents. This survey design has implications for weighting; these are discussed in the next section.

Sample Descriptions

For an overview of these sample designs, see Table 1 in Weighting the IPUMS CPS Public Arts Supplement.

Weighting

The Public Arts supplement has nine harmonized weights: PASUPPWT, PASUPPWT2, PASUPPWTA, PASUPPWTA2, PASUPPWTB, PASUPPWTC, PASUPPWTD, PASUPPWTE, and PASUPPWTX. See Table 7 of Weighting the IPUMS CPS Public Arts Supplement for which weight goes with which module in 2008, 2012, and 2017. PASUPPWT is the only available weight for all other years.

Which weight a user should apply depends on what combination of samples and variables are included in their analysis. Table 8 in Weighting the IPUMS CPS Public Arts Supplement shows which module to which each Public Arts supplement variable belongs in 2008, 2012, and 2017 along with the corresponding weight variable. Table 8 is reproduced below.

Reproduction of Table 8 in Weighting the IPUMS CPS Public Arts Supplement
IPUMS CPS Public Arts Variable Locations and Weights by Year
Variable 2008 Location 2008 Weight 2012 Location 2012 Weight 2017 Location 2017 Weight Cross-time weight
PAAPRLYR Module D PASUPPWTD -- -- -- -- User-generated
PBALLET Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PBALLETN Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PBOOK Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PBOOKN Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PCHILDATTN12M Module X PASUPPWTX Module E PASUPPWTE Module E PASUPPWTE User-generated
PCLASS Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PCLASSN Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PCRAFT Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PCRWRT Module C PASUPPWTC Module C PASUPPWTC Module C PASUPPWTC PASUPPWTC
PDANCE Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PDANCEN Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PFESTIVAL Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PGARDEN Module C PASUPPWTC Module D PASUPPWTD Module D PASUPPWTD User-generated
PHIS Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PHOURTV Module C PASUPPWTC Module B PASUPPWTB -- -- User-generated
PINTERNET Module B PASUPPWTB Module B PASUPPWTB -- -- PASUPPWTB
PINTERNETO Module B PASUPPWTB Module B PASUPPWTB -- -- PASUPPWTB
PJAZZ Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PJAZZN Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PLIKEBGRAS Module A PASUPPWTA Module A2 PASUPPWTA2 -- -- User-generated
PLIKEBLUES Module A PASUPPWTA Module A2 PASUPPWTA2 -- -- User-generated
PLIKECLASS Module A PASUPPWTA Module A2 PASUPPWTA2 -- -- User-generated
PLIKECNTRY Module A PASUPPWTA Module A2 PASUPPWTA2 -- -- User-generated
PLIKECROCK Module A PASUPPWTA Module A2 PASUPPWTA2 -- -- User-generated
PLIKEFOLK Module A PASUPPWTA Module A2 PASUPPWTA2 -- -- User-generated
PLIKEGSPL Module A PASUPPWTA Module A2 PASUPPWTA2 -- -- User-generated
PLIKEJAZZ Module A PASUPPWTA Module A2 PASUPPWTA2 -- -- User-generated
PLIKELATIN Module A PASUPPWTA Module A2 PASUPPWTA2 -- -- User-generated
PLIKEMUS Module A PASUPPWTA Module A2 PASUPPWTA2 -- -- User-generated
PLIKEOP Module A PASUPPWTA Module A2 PASUPPWTA2 -- -- User-generated
PLIKERAP Module A PASUPPWTA Module A2 PASUPPWTA2 -- -- User-generated
PMOVIES Module C PASUPPWTC Module A1 PASUPPWTA Module D PASUPPWTD User-generated
PMUSEUM Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PMUSEUMN Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PMUSICAL Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PMUSLYR Module D PASUPPWTD Module E PASUPPWTE -- -- User-generated
PNMUS Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PNMUSN Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PNOVEL Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
POPERA Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
POPERAN Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
POUTDOOR Module C PASUPPWTC Module C PASUPPWTC Module D PASUPPWTD User-generated
POWNART Module C PASUPPWTC Module D PASUPPWTD -- -- User-generated
PPAINT Module C PASUPPWTC Module C PASUPPWTC Module C PASUPPWTC PASUPPWTC
PPHOTO Module C PASUPPWTC Module C PASUPPWTC Module C PASUPPWTC PASUPPWTC
PPLAY Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PPOETRY Core PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT PASUPPWT
PPOTTERY Module C PASUPPWTC Module D PASUPPWTD Module C PASUPPWTC User-generated
PPRIVLESS12M Module X PASUPPWTX Module E PASUPPWTE Module E PASUPPWTE User-generated
PSALSA Special Core PASUPPWT2 Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT User-generated
PSALSAN Special Core PASUPPWT2 Core 1 PASUPPWT Core 1 PASUPPWT User-generated
PSPACT Module C PASUPPWTC Module D PASUPPWTD Module D PASUPPWTD User-generated
PSPORT Module C PASUPPWTC Module A1 PASUPPWTA Module D PASUPPWTD User-generated
PVISLYR Module D PASUPPWTD Module E PASUPPWTD Module E PASUPPWTD User-generated
PVOLUNTEER Module C PASUPPWTC Module D PASUPPWTD -- -- User-generated
PWEAVE Module C PASUPPWTC Module D PASUPPWTD Module C PASUPPWTC User-generated
PWRTLYR Module D PASUPPWTD Module E PASUPPWTE Module E PASUPPWTE User-generated
PLIVMUS -- -- Core 2 PASUPPWT2 Core 2 PASUPPWT2 PASUPPWT2

Because of the numerous ways in which Public Arts variables may be studied across time and in conjunction with each other, IPUMS CPS cannot offer harmonized weights for all possible combinations. In these situations involving cross-module analysis, users must apply the appropriate cross-module adjustment factors to the unharmonized weights. To facilitate this work, IPUMS CPS also offers eight unharmonized weight variables (UH_CWGT_S1, UH_MWGT_S1, UH_PWAWGT_S1, UH_PWNWGT_S1, UH_PWOWGT_S1, UH_PWSWGT_S1, UH_PWTWGT_S1, and UH_PWSUPWGT_S1) and tables of all possible cross-module combinations in 2008, 2012, and 2017 (see tables 4, 5, and 6 in Weighting the IPUMS CPS Public Arts Supplement).

For more information on weighting the IPUMS CPS Public Arts supplement and example code, see Weighting the IPUMS CPS Public Arts Supplement.

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