Dominicans are big moviegoers
Dominicans spent a total of RD$11 billion on cultural goods and services last year according to the “First National Cultural Consumption Survey 2014″ commissioned by the Central Bank and the Ministry of Culture. The survey, which is part of a plan to create a Cultural Satellite Account, measured the participation and expenditure on cultural goods and services by residents in the Dominican Republic. Four variables were looked at: attending cultural venues and events, Internet use, purchase of cultural products and participation in cultural events.
According to the survey, during 2014 “close to 1.8 million Dominicans attended some place or some cultural event, with movie theaters being the most common among 45% of respondents. Dominicans spent over RD$1.6 billion on movies.
The survey found that about 2.8 million Dominicans over the age of 15 had access to the Internet, with the home being the place where most go online. 15% of Internet users went to Internet centers and 11% went online at work.
The survey was applied to people over the age of 15 living in urban areas, which now make up 75% of the country’s population. The survey covered 6,240 households.
Sep 3, 2015
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