A couple of months ago we launched a survey, mainly about the interest in Islamic Art and Social Media use.
During the survey we also asked some demographic questions: our aim was to understand our public. Who is interested in Islamic Art? What is his/her background? Where does she/he live?
Many questions, of course, were aimed at creating the prototype of ‘the one interested in Islamic Art’.
Now, we are starting to elaborate on the data we collected: here is the prototype of the one interested in Islamic Art.
Both men and women, of every age
As for the age, it is roughly the same situation: no age group is really predominant in the survey. It is true that the majority of those interviewed were between 20 and 40 years old, but with a closer look we noticed: 28% is between 21 and 30 years old, 27% is between 31 and 40 years old, 25% is between 41 and 55, and 19% is between 56 and 70. It is worth noticing that no one who took the survey was under 18 years old and only 2% is over 70.
From the old continent, non religious or muslims
It appears from the answers of those interviewed that the majority lives in Europe (49%) followed by 23% living in North America.
What’s interesting is that the majority of those interviewed can be divided into two groups: Muslims (34%) and those that call themselves non-religious (31%). The religious preference is always tricky: 13% of the interviewees decided not to answer our question.
In any case, no one interviewed is Buddhist or Hindu or belongs to any other religion except the three monotheistic religions.
The only homogeneous feature that emerges from the survey is the education level of those interviewed. The great majority has a university degree (50%) and some 13% has a PhD.
Who is interested in Islamic art?
The answer would be ‘everyone’. It seems that everyone is potentially interested in Islamic art. Everyone answering the survey declared that she/he is interested in some sense in the history of Islamic art and architecture or in its contemporary outputs.
Islamic art is popular, appealing everyone almost everywhere.
The next step would be: what does this variegated public actually know about Islamic Art?
The complete infographic of this article can be found here.
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