The Arts & Individual Well-Being in Canada

Author: Hill Strategies Research Inc., Prepared by Kelly Hill

Link: https://hillstrategies.com/resource/the-arts-and-individual-well-being-in-canada/

Description:

The data in the report show that there is a strong connection between 18 cultural activities and eight indicators of health and well-being (such as health, mental health, volunteering, feeling stressed, and overall satisfaction with life). Cultural participants have significantly better results than non-participants for 101 out of 144 cross-tabulations (or 70%). Cultural participants have significantly worse results for only 10 of the cross-tabulations (or 7%).

Six cultural activities and three social indicators were selected for detailed statistical modeling. The key findings of the statistical models are that:
– Art gallery visits are associated with better health and higher volunteer rates.
– Theatre attendance is associated with better health, volunteering, and strong satisfaction with life.
– Classical music attendance is associated with higher volunteer rates and strong satisfaction with life.
– Pop music attendance is associated with better health, volunteering, and strong satisfaction with life.
– Attendance at cultural festivals is associated with better health, volunteering, and strong satisfaction with life.
– Reading books is associated with better health, volunteering, and strong satisfaction with life.

Published in: Statistical Insights of the Arts Vol. 11, No. 2

Publication Date: January 2017

Country: Canada

Language: English

Type: Data-Set