The level of education and income have a strong influence on the musical preferences of people. Scientists from the University of Vancouver conducted a survey of 1,600 respondents from Toronto and Vancouver. The volunteers were asked to rate 21 musical style and choose the most pleasing composition, writes Science World Report.
Poor people without education often preferred country music, disco music, rap and heavy metal. Educated and rich study participants valued rock, jazz, pop music, reggae and songs from musicals.
A direct link between the earnings of the man and his musical tastes are not. Much depends on gender, education and ethnicity. In another study, scientists from the University of Cambridge proved that rap helps in the fight against mental illness. Rap music improves health of schizophrenics, patients with bipolar disorder, various addictions and depression.