The Poetry Foundation commissioned NORC [National Organization for Research – at the University of Chicago] to design and conduct Poetry in America, the first national survey of people’s attitudes toward and experiences with poetry.
This unprecedented study explores people’s reading habits in general, their formative and current experiences with poetry, their perceptions of poetry, poets and poetry readers, as well as the barriers that prevent people from reading poetry.
This ground-breaking national study is underway and will interview roughly equal numbers of users and non-users of poetry.
The Poetry Foundation plans to use results from this study as a baseline against which to measure the effectiveness of programs to reinvigorate poetry’s presence in American culture.
For more, visit The Poetry Foundation.
And to learn more about Poetry in America and other initiatives, visit their site.