What issues most clearly determine their attendance (and non-attendance) at arts performances? How strongly do they support arts education in the public schools? How much importance do they attach to the arts in defining the quality of life in urban America? Which matters most to them – excellent music and theater or great sports teams and stadiums? How much support is there among Harris County residents in general for strengthening the quality and visibility of the arts in the Houston area? These are important questions to ask the general public, perhaps especially so today, at this remarkable moment in Houston’s history.