Shock poll: Almost half of UK wants to cut arts spendingmain
A survey commissioned by the Arts Council (pictured) shows a marked drop in public support for state subsidy for the arts.
The poll of 1,700 people showed 45% wanted cuts to arts and culture spending; 9% favoured an increase.
The cuts vote was highest among the over-65 group – 54% – lowest (26%) among the 18-24s.
This may be the kind of country we have become.