The Danes' Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities 2004

Principal Investigator


Codebook: Variables, universes, concepts, survey design and frequency distribution



The study aims to clarify the population contemporary cultural habits and changes in those over time, namely from 1964 to 2004 (this survey for 2004), including changes in activity and consumption patterns as a result of new services, media and activities. This should be done in order to uncover relevant, current culture knowledge and cultural issues that may form the basis for cultural and professional considerations as well as for research and public education information.


The purpose of this study is to illustrate the current cultural participation of the Danish population (aged 7 and upwards), as well as the changes from 1964 to 2004, including changes in activity and consumption patterns as a result of new opportunities and activities. The aim is to dis­close relevant current cultural and political issues that can form the basis for political and cultural discussions, for research, and for the general orienta­tion of the population.

The study of cultural participation 2004 follows up and updates the previous studies conducted in 1964, 1975, 1987, 1993 and 1998 (adults) and in 1987, 1993 and 1998 (children).

The report contains two parts. The first part includes an analysis and review of the most significant results within the different cultural areas. The second part includes a number of different analyses to provide in-depth knowledge of specific issues. This section takes a cross-sector approach, focusing on, among other things, the development in the cultural participa­­tion of various population groups over time.


Art, Computer games, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark, Consumer goods, Amusement, Leisure time, Leisure activity, Internet use, Friend, Culture, Cultural behavior, Cultural life, Cultural habit, Reading habit, Exercise habit, Museum, Public expenses, Attraction, Sport and exercise, Use of time, Time use


Society and culture: Cultural activities and participation, Economics: Consumption/consumer behaviour, Society and culture: Leisure, tourism and sport, Society and culture: Time use, Society and culture: Social conditions and indicators


Age limits,

Geographic Coverage


Data set

Order data

Variables: 1022
Analysis unit: Individuals


In data set: 1848
Original sample: NA


Kind of data: Survey data

Time dimension: Cross-sectional (one time) study - partial replication,

Sampling procedure: Simple random sample

Action to minimize loos: NA

Data collection

Mode of collection: Other

Test type: Structured questionnaire

Number of questions: 1020

Data Collector: TNS Gallup

Temporal coverage

Start: 2004-01-01
End: 2004-12-31


Trine Bille, The Danes' Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities 2004, Dansk Data Arkiv Danish Data Archive, 2007. 1 data file: DDA-20237, version: 1.0.0, http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-20237

Persistent identifier:

DOI: 10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-20237

Archive information

Received: 2006-10-13


Study state: The Danish Data Archive has fully documented and preserved the data in a long-term preservation format.
Access conditions: Consult depositor


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Latest version: 1.0.0

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Primary publications

  • Bille, Trine; Fridberg, Torben; Storgaard, Svend; Wulff, Erik;, Danskernes kultur- og fritidsaktiviteter 2004 - med udviklingslinier tilbage til 1964, AKF, 437 pp., 2005