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Finding Data: Data on Art, Culture, & Leisure - Europe


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    Art, Culture, & Leisure - United Kingdom ::

  • aDvANCE Project [2003]
    Sample surveys of current and former dancers in United States, Australia, and Switzerland.

  • Alternative Resources in Media 2011 and 2013
    Project Objectives: To enhance access to pluralistic and unbiased information in Armenia through traditional and alternative media, Eurasia Partnership Foundation, in cooperation with Internews Media Support NGO (Armenia) and Yerevan Press Club, implemented 2 surveys in 2011 and 2013 called "Alternative Resources in Media". The aim of the surveys was to identify media preferences of the Armenian public, their expectations from media content, their perceptions of freedom of media, censorship their trust in the media. In particular, the 2 surveys present an opportunity to: assess channels of production and dissemination of alternative content through multiple high- and low-tech platforms. gauge the consumer demand for new and information at local and regional levels, including media literacy, critical analytical skills, basic knowledge of the latest web and mobile-based media applications; measure the public advocacy by NGO's, think tanks and the international community of specific issues of concern and of independent media's development value. In 2011, CRRC-Armenia conducted a nation-wide representative survey of 1421 respondents (16 years and older). In addition to the quantitative part of the research, in-depth interviews were done among 33 media experts and 8 focus-group discussions were held among representatives of the general population. In 2013, only a nation-wide representative survey of about 1500 respondents was conducted, with no in-depth interviews or focus group.

  • Ethnologue Global Dataset (19th ed.)
    Raw linguistic data used to create the Ethnologue. Note that this dataset does not include commentary, but rather, data fields with simple values that can be submitted to statistical analysis. Consists of 3 files: (1) Language Data: ISO codes, language families, statuses, country counts, centroid points, and more for 7,457 languages. (2) Country Data: Language counts, literacy rates, populations, diversity indices, and more for 237 countries. (3) Language-in-Country Data: 11,177 listings of data specific to a particular language within a particular country where it is used.

  • Ethnologue: Languages of the World
    An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,909 known living languages. Searchable by country, language size, and language family. Also see Ethnologue Global Dataset (19th ed.).

  • Finnish Social Science Data Archive
    Contains microdata on many topics regarding Finland including children and families, elections, immigration, foreigners, racism, religion, social capital, sports, the media, the internet, and youth. Also includes select data on Russia. Researchers must request the data through the archive.

  • GDELT Project
    GDELT monitors print, broadcast, and web news media in over 100 languages from across every country in the world to keep continually updated on breaking developments anywhere on the planet. Its historical archives stretch back to January 1, 1979 and update daily (soon to be every 15 minutes). Through its ability to leverage the world's collective news media, GDELT moves beyond the focus of the Western media towards a far more global perspective on what's happening and how the world is feeling about it. "The GDELT Project is an initiative to construct a catalog of human societal-scale behavior and beliefs across all countries of the world, connecting every person, organization, location, count, theme, news source, and event across the planet into a single massive network that captures what's happening around the world, what its context is and who's involved, and how the world is feeling about it, every single day."

  • Generations and Gender Surveys
    Longitudinal Survey of 18-79 year olds in 19 countries that aims to improve our understanding of the various factors which affect the relationships between parents and children (generations) and between partners (gender). A broad array of topics including fertility, partnership, the transition to adulthood, economic activity, care duties and attitudes are covered by the survey. Includes a separate contextual database that is organized around central topics closely linked to the program. The variables describe variations of context over time and among regions that are believed to have an impact on the behaviors and relations that constitute the key dependent variables of the survey: fertility, partnership, transition to adulthood, economic activity as well as the intergenerational and gender relations between people expressed e.g. in care relations or the organization of paid and unpaid work. The data include statistical norms, legal norms and regulations, measures of welfare state policies and institutions as well as general economic and cultural indicators. Registration is required.

  • Joint Economic and Social Data Archive
    Includes data from many Russian institutes. Most documentation is in Russian. Summary data and data analysis tools are provided free on the site. For microdata, requests must be sent to the Archive. Wide variety of surveys including ones on reform, economics, social views, culture, politics, religion, labor, scientists, women, and young people.

  • Les Pratiques Culturelles des Francais a l'ere numerique (2008)
    Summary results of a cultural survey of France.

  • NADAC - National Archive of Data on Arts & Culture
    Digital archive of data on arts and culture. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Replaced CPANDA.

  • Oral History of Cultural Consumption in Italy, 1936-1954
    Qualitative data collection, comprising 120 oral history interviews conducted in various parts of Italy during 1991-1992 as part of the ESRC-funded project "Cultural industries, governments and the public in Italy, 1938-1954". Overall aims were to examine relations between cultural production, consumption and political power in 1938-54, collect a substantial body of new information about mass culture and Italian society in those years and use oral history to elicit evidence about cultural consumption. To obtain a free account please register with the UKDA.

  • People's Choice -- Survey on Chinese Public Attitudes Toward the Visual Arts (1995)
    The survey had 3 objectives: (1) to gauge the importance of art in the daily lives of the Chinese People; (2) to measure the public art preferences. Specifically, what kinds of paintings appeal most and what appeal least to the Chinese viewers; and (3) to probe the public attitudes toward arts and artists. Includes comparison with Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Iceland, Kenya, Portugal, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and the USA.

  • World Press Trends Database (2000+)
    Provides summary statistics and trends for the newspaper industry worldwide.

This page last updated: October 21, 2009