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Brooklyn Museum Art Controversy Survey 1999 [United States]

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • McGill, Lawrence T. (First Amendment Center)
  • Dautrich, Kenneth (University of Connecticut. Center for Survey Research and Analysis)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2016-01-28
Funding Reference
  • First Amendment Center
Language
English
Free Keywords
arts funding; arts participation; censorship; cultural attitudes; First Amendment; freedom of speech; museums; public opinion
Description
  • Abstract

    This national survey collected data on Americans' attitudes concerning freedom of expression issues arising from the exhibit of an art show at the Brooklyn Museum in the fall of 1999. Debate about the show, titled "Sensation," centered on a painting of the Virgin Mary by British artist Chris Ofili that incorporated some unconventional images into its design. The survey included questions about awareness of the debate, attitudes toward the public display of potentially controversial art, attitudes toward government censorship of art, and attitudes toward public funding of museums that display controversial art. Respondents were also asked for their demographic information including age, sex, and income. A total of 1,005 computer-assisted telephone interviews were conducted between September 29 and October 3, 1999.
  • Abstract

    A total of 1,005 computer-assisted telephone interviews were conducted with a random national random digit dialing sample of Americans over the age of 18, between September 29 and October 3, 1999.
  • Abstract

    The survey included questions about awareness of the debate, attitudes toward the public display of potentially controversial art, attitudes toward government censorship of art, and attitudes toward public funding of museums that display controversial art.
  • Methods

    This data collection has no weight variables.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created online analysis version with question text..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: Response rates are not available.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1999-09-29 / 1999-10-03
    Time period: 1999-09-29--1999-10-03
  • 1999-09-29 / 1999-10-03
    Collection date: 1999-09-29--1999-10-03
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults over 18 years old in the United States. Smallest Geographic Unit: MSA
Sampling
This survey used a random national sample constructed by random digit dialing (RDD).
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)

    The survey was conducted for the First Amendment Center by the Center for Survey Research and Analysis (CSRA) at the University of Connecticut.

    This data collection was previously distributed by the Cultural Policy and the Arts National Archive (CPANDA). The CPANDA Identification Number (study number) for the data collection is a00005.

    Quick Facts for this data collection, "How Supportive are Americans of Freedom of Expression?" and "Case study: The Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1999", are available from the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies (CACPS) at Princeton University.

    Information regarding data processing for this data collection is in the "Codebook Notes" page(s) in the ICPSR Codebook. Most notably: To protect respondent privacy, variable FIPS "FEDERAL INFORMATION PROCESSING STANDARDS CODE" has been masked.; For this data collection, no documentation was provided for the following variables: FIPS-TZONE and V20.;

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35236 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Halle, David. The controversy over the show Sensation at the Brooklyn Museum, 1999-2000. Crossroads: Art and Religion in American Life.New York, NY: The New Press. 2001.
  • Rothfield, Lawrence. Unsettling 'Sensation': Arts-Policy Lessons from the Brooklyn Museum of Art Controversy. Rutgers Series: The Public Life of the Arts.New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 2001.

Update Metadata: 2016-01-28 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2016-01-28

McGill, Lawrence T.; Dautrich, Kenneth (2016): Brooklyn Museum Art Controversy Survey 1999 [United States]. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35236.v1