Scottish Household Survey 2020 - telephone survey: culture and heritage report

Reports on culture and heritage data from the Scottish Household Survey 2020: telephone survey.

This document is part of a collection

Annex 2: Changes to the Questionnaire

Due to the implications of Covid-19, the questionnaire for culture and heritage was slightly amended for the 2020 survey to better understand the nature and frequency of attendance and participation at cultural events, places and activities during a year that was impacted by the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.

Frequency of Cultural Attendance and Participation

In previous years, the question asked "How often do you go to this type of event / do this activity in the last 12 months". An alternation was made to replace "in the last 12 months" with "nowadays". This was to get respondents to think about how often they attend or participate in an event / activity currently, which may be different to before / during lockdown.

In addition, a response was added to allow the respondent to indicate that they "Don't go nowadays due to COVID".

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For enquiries about this publication please contact:

Andrew O'Neil

Tourism and Culture Economics Unit,
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The data collected for this statistical / social research publication:

☐ are available in more detail through Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics

☒ are available via an alternative route on the Scottish Government webpage at Scottish Household Survey 2020 - telephone survey: key findings - (

☐ may be made available on request, subject to consideration of legal and ethical factors.

☐ cannot be made available by Scottish Government for further analysis as Scottish Government is not the data controller.

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