Turkey Survey Results

If you had to name one color as your favorite color - the color you would 
like to see stand out in a painting you would consider buying for	
your home, for example - which color would it be?"
Blue		22%
White		15%
Green		12%
Black		10%
Red		9%
Brown		7%
Pink/rose	4%
Yellow		4%
Grey		3%
Purple/violet	2%
Teal/turquoise	2%
Not sure	2%
Fuchsia		1%

And what color would you say is your second favorite color?	
White		17%
Blue		15%
Black		13%
Red		12%
Green		11%
Yellow		6%
Brown		5%
Teal/turquoise	4%
Beige/tan	3%
Grey		3%
Pink/rose	2%
Fuchsia		1%
Maroon/burgundy	1%
Orange		1%
Peach/coral	1%
Not sure	1%

When you select pictures, photographs, or other pieces of art for your home, 
do you find you lean more toward modern or more toward traditional styles?	

Traditional	36%
Mixed		30%
Modern		26%
don't select	8%

If you had to choose from the following list, which type of art
would you say you prefer?	

European	44%
Asian		40%					
African		6%					
American	4%					
Not sure	4%					
Other		2%					

Which of the following statements applies to you more?						

"When choosing pictures, photographs, or other art for my home, I usually try to 					
select pieces that fit into the general decor of my home:	66%				66%
"When choosing pictures, photographs, or other art for my home, I focus 					
on whether or not I like the piece."				34%

Would you say you prefer older objects or newer objects to collect or 						
decorate you home?						

Newer	45%					
Mixed	34%					
Older	21%					

Would you say that you prefer seing paintings of wild animals, like lions, 
giraffes, or deer, or that you prefer seeing paintings of domestic animals, like	
dogs, cats or other pets?	

Domestic animals	30%
Neither			30%
Wild animals		21%
Both			19%

Next, I am going to ask you the same question but I won't limit it to
animals.  In general, would you rather see paintings of outdoor scenes 	
or would you rather see paintings of indoor scenes?	

Outdoor		82%
Both		9%
Indoor		6%
Neither		3%

Would you tell me which one, if any, of the following types of outdoor scenes
appeals to you most?	
Paintings of:	
lakes, rivers, & oceans	36%		
forests			25%		
fields & rural scenes	15%		
doesn't matter		13%		
all equal/depends	5%		
the city		3%		
houses, buildings	3%		

Which season would you most like to see depicted in a painting?	
Spring		40%
Doesn't matter	21%
Summer		16%
Fall		15%
Winter		8%

Please tell me which one, if any, of the following types of indoor scenes	
appeals to you most, domestic scenes with:	
people			33%
all equal/depends	33%
household objects	13%
fruit			7%
flowers			7%
none			7%

Now, some people prefer paintings that deal with religious people or	
themes.  Others don't.  How about you - do you find that you tend to 	
prefer paintings that are related to religion or those that are not related 	
Non-religious	55%
Doesn't matter	21%
Religious	18%
Not sure	6%

Which of the following statements is closest to your view?	

Paintings should ideally serve some higher goal, such as challenging their
viewers to think about art or life in a different way than they normally do. 40%	
Paintings don't necessarily have to teach us any lessons, but can just be					
something a person likes to look at.					32%
Both.									14%					
No opinion.								14%

Which of the following statements is closest to your opinion?						

I prefer paintings that are realistic-looking: the more they resemble a 						
photograph, the better							40%
I prefer paintings that are different-looking if they're very realistic, 					
I might as well be looking at a photography				32%
Both.									16%
No opinion.								12%

Do you prefer paintings that exaggerate the dimensions or reality						
of objects we already know, or ones that feature imaginary objects 						
which have no connection to everyday life?						

Imaginary	38%					
Depends		28%					
Exaggerations	22%					
Not sure	12%					

Do you prefer seeing bold, stark designs or more playful, whimsical designs?

Bold, stark		45%
Playful, whimsical	37%
Depends			28%
Not sure		12%

Do you tend to favor paintings with sharp angles or ones with soft curves?	

Soft curves	63%
Depends		28%
Sharp angles	6%
Not sure	3%

Which patterns do you like better: geometric patterns or more random,
uneven patterns?	

More random	69%
Depends		25%
Geometric	6%

Do you like to see expressive brush-strokes on the canvas, or do you
prefer that the surface of the canvas be smooth, more like a photograph?

Prefer that canvas looks smooth	43%
Prefer seeing brush-strokes	25%
Depends				25%
Not sure			7%

How about colors - do you like to see the colors blend into each other	
or do you like it when different colors are kept apart?	
Blended		53%
Separate	47%

Every color has a wide range of shades. Take the color blue, for example.
An artist can use a bright, vibrant shade of blue, like a royal blue, a pale,	
muted shade of blue, like light blue, or a darker tone of blue, like dark or 	
midnight blue. In general, which would you say that you prefer? when the 
artist uses more vibrant shades, paler shades, or darker shades of color?	

Vibrant shades	50%
Paler shades	27%
Darker shades	23%

In general, do you enjoy paintings that have a more serious or a more
festive mood?	
Festive	46%
Serious	39%
Doesn't matter	15%

And how about the painting itself - do you like it to be busy and	
contain a lot of people or objects, or do you like it to be as simple
as possible?	

Busy	55%
Simple	45%

How about the size of paintings: do you prefer larger paintings or smaller					

Larger	53%				
Smaller	47%				
If larger, would that be the size of a dishwasher, a full-size refrigerator, or a full wall?
Dishwasher			64%
Full-size refridgerator 	21%
Full wall			15%

If smaller, would that be the size of a 19" television set, a magazine, or a paperback book?

19" Television: 	51%
A magazine: 		32%
A paperback book:	17%

Some paintings are of famous historical figures and others are of more ordinary	
people. Do you generally prefer paintings of famous people, or ones of more 
ordinary paintings.	

Ordinary people		40%
Famous people		35%
Makes no difference	20%
Not sure		5%

If you prefer famous people, do you prefer figures from a long time ago, like
Lincoln or Jesus, or more recent figures, like John F. Kennedy or Elvis Presley?

Historical figures	57%
More recent figures	37%
Depends			3%
Not sure		3%

Do you prefer paintings which are predominantly of children, of women, or of
men, or doesn't it matter?

Children	48%
Doesn't matter	45%
Women		7%

Thinking back to the paintings of people that you have like in the past, for	
the most part were the figure working, at leisure, or were they posed portraits?

Working		70%
Portraits	17%
At leisure	13%

Which do you think you like better, a painting of one person or of a group	
of people?	

Group		36%
Depends		32%
One person	26%
Not sure	6%

And from what you've seen, would you say that you prefer paintings in which
the person or people are nude, partially clothed or fully clothed?

Fully clothed	48%
Depends		28%
Not sure	11%
Partially clothed	9%
Nude		4%

If you  were given the choice of a gift - a sum of money or a piece of art that	
you liked and which was of equal value to the money, which would you choose?	

art	61%
money	39%

Which one of the following would be most important to you in deciding how much	
money you would spend on a painting?	

Whether or not it will increase in value	59%
The fame of the artist				14%
"Medium-oil paint, water colors, drawing"	11%
Degree to which you like the painting		10%
The size of the piece				6%

What is the most amount of money you would consider spending on a piece of	
art you really like?	

$25-50		35%
$50-100		15%
$200-500	15%
$500-1000	15%
$1000-3000	6%
over $3000	14%

For each of the following names, indicate if your impressions of that artist's work					
are very favorable, favorable, or very unfavorable. Some of these artists are not				
very well known, so if you have never heard of someone, or don't know enough about					
their work to have an opinion, just say so.

		vry fav	fav	unfav	vry unfav	never hrd	don't know
Pablo Picasso	33%	35%	2%		0%	22%		8%
Norman Rockwell	4%	20%	1%		0%	56%		19%
Jackson Pollack	2%	18%	3%		1%	57%		19%
Salvador Dali	18%	26%	2%		0%	39%		15%
Leroy Neiman	1%	9%	0%		1%	66%		23%
Claude Monet	6%	12%	1%		1%	55%		25%
Rembrant	8%	16%	3%		0%	58%		15%
Andy Warhol	1%	6%	3%		1%	69%		20%
Georgia O'Keefe	3%	9%	0%		0%	66%		22%
Abidin Dino	29%	34%	1%		1%	23%		12%
Bedri Baykam	20%	32%	14%		7%	17%		10%
Ibrahim Calli	23%	37%	1%		0%	21%		18%

If you could pick one type of person you'd most enjoy having dinner	
with, would you choose an artist, a television or movie actor, an author,
or a sports star?	

Artist		32%
Author		26%
TV or movie star	17%
Sports star	15%
Other		5%
None		4%
Not sure	1%

How often, on average, would you say that you go to art museums - more than	
two times a year, one or two times a year, less than once a year, or not at all?	

1 or 2 times/yr	 	34%
Not at all		25%
Depends			14%
<2 times/yr		13%
>1 times/yr		9%
Not sure		5%

The following are some reasons people have given in the past as to why they do not
go to art museums more often. For each reason, please tell whether it is a major 
reason why you do not go to musuems more often, a minor reason, or not a reason at all:

				major	minor	not reasn	not sure
1. there is not an art museum in my area 	15%	15%	49%		21%
2. I do not have enough spare time		35%	24%	26%		15%
3. I don't feel comfortable in art museums 
   because I don't know alot about art		15%	9%	47%		29%
4. the cost of admission is too expensive	9%	9%	53%		29%
5. I simply don't enjoy looking at art		3%	3%	65%		29%

Would you favor or oppose spending more money in federal taxes than we do 	
on the arts?	

Favor	72%
Oppose	28%

Some works of art are displayed in public places. Do you think that average citizens 	
should or should not have a say in determining which works of art are appropriate	
to be displayed in public?	

should		67%
should not	33%

In which of these categories does you age fall?	

35 and over	37%
25 to 34	34%
Under 25	29%

What was the last grade of school you completed?	

Four-year college grad		37%
High school grad		32%
Grade school or less(1-8)	16%
Some high school(9-11)		15%