Why does the middle strata of society engage and are inclined in artistic and cultural aspects has been disclosed in a key novel study. Research including 78,000 people discovered that it was not money or social standing that were robustly steadily connected to people participating in arts enterprises as non-professionals or professionals.
Alternatively, it was the extent of education that stay put arts participation, the study by Dr. Aaron Reeves, a sociologist at the University of Oxford, found. In an article Dr. Reeves said that of the 78,011 surveyed, 18% had taken part in painting or photography, 9% in dance, 10% in music, 2% in drama or opera; 6% had written poetry, plays or fiction. Only 22% had not done any artistic activities.
He discovered that possessing an excessive income did not propel arts participation more feasible. Those securing over £30,000 a year were less inclined to participate than those earning less. Social status did not matter at all as those in highly paid jobs were less inclined towards participating in the arts than lower professional jobs, and only vaguely more proactive to participate than those lower supervisory roles and semi-routine roles.
Alternatively, the comprehensible connection with artistic movement was education. Succeeding consideration for the authority of family class background by statistical inspection he discovered that those who possess degree were more likely to participate in painting and photography than those who were ill qualified, very much more likely to be mixed up in dance and in crafts, and also very much more likely to play a musical instrument.