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|Title:||ONS Omnibus Survey, Attendance and Participation in the Arts Module, September, October and November, 2003 and February 2004|
|Series:||Opinions and Lifestyle Survey [Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, 1990-2007]|
|Depositor:||Office for National Statistics. Social and Vital Statistics Division|
Office for National Statistics. Social and Vital Statistics Division
Office for National Statistics. Social and Vital Statistics Division
Arts Council England
Resource The Council for Museums, Libraries and Archives
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, formerly known as ONS Opinions Survey or Omnibus, is a regular, multi-purpose survey which was carried out in eight months of the year until April 2005. From this point it has run monthly. It started operating commercially in 1990 and was set up originally to meet the needs of government departments for a survey that used short and simple sets of questions, had greater statistical reliability than private sector omnibus surveys and a properly designed random sample. Now, however, an increasing number of academics are finding it a valuable research tool.
The Opinions and Lifestyle Survey is used for a number of purposes, for example:
From January 2008 the ONS Omnibus Survey changed its name to the ONS Opinions Survey (OPN) and became part of the Integrated Household Survey (IHS). As a result, certain classificatory variables were altered to harmonise with the rest of the surveys that form the IHS. For further information, see detailed breakdown of the changes contained within the documentation for 2008 studies onwards.
Subsequently, in January 2010, the OPN component was dropped from the IHS due to only one individual per household being interviewed, while the IHS requires questions to be asked of all household members. This process significantly increased the length of the OPN interview and, therefore, OPN reverted back to interviewing one household member, but still contains questions harmonised to the IHS.
From April 2012 the ONS Opinions Survey changed its name to the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey following the merger of the non-EU-SILC questions from the General Lifestyle Survey.
Special Licence Access Opinions and Lifestyle Survey data
With effect from 2008, the decision was made by ONS to make all new and existing Disability Monitoring data (Module 363) and Contraception data (Module 170) issuable only to Approved Researchers under Special Licence access conditions due to the disclosive nature of the modules. See the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey Special Licence Access datasets page.
Each month's questionnaire consists of two elements: core questions, covering demographic information, are asked each month together with non-core questions that vary from month to month.
|The non-core questions for this month were:
Attendance and Participation in the Arts (Module 291). The aims of the module were to:
|Dates of fieldwork:||
15 September 2003 - 3 October 2003;
20 October 2003 - 7 November 2003;
17 November 2003 - 5 December 2003;
16 February 2004 - 5 March 2004
Government Office Regions
Standard Statistical Regions
Adults, aged 16 or over, living in private households in Great Britain.
Repeated cross-sectional study
monthly (up to year 2000), eight cycles per year (up to April 2005), monthly thereafter.
Multi-stage stratified random sample
|Number of units:||
1834 (obtained) - September 2003;
1727 (obtained) - October 2003;
1795 (obtained) - November 2003;
1778 (obtained) - February 2004
|Method of data collection:||
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See documentation for details.|
|ACCESS TO FACILITIES||ADULTS||AGE|
|ARTS EDUCATION||ARTS||BOOK USE|
|CLASSICAL MUSIC||COHABITATION||CONCERT GOING|
|CREATIVE WRITING||CULTURAL EVENTS||CULTURAL EXPENDITURE|
|CULTURAL FACILITIES||CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS||CULTURAL PARTICIPATION|
|EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES||EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES|
|EMPLOYMENT HISTORY||EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES||EMPLOYMENT|
|FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT||FURNISHED ACCOMMODATION||GENDER|
|GREAT BRITAIN||HANDICRAFTS||HEADS OF HOUSEHOLD|
|HOUSING TENURE||ILL HEALTH||INCOME|
|JOB DESCRIPTION||JOB HUNTING||LANDLORDS|
|LEISURE TIME||LISTENING TO MUSIC||MARITAL STATUS|
|NATIONAL IDENTITY||OCCUPATIONS||ONLINE SHOPPING|
|PERFORMING ARTS||PHOTOGRAPHIC ART||POPULAR MUSIC|
|PUBLIC GARDENS||PUBLIC LIBRARIES||PURCHASING|
|RADIO LISTENING||READING (ACTIVITY)||RENTED ACCOMMODATION|
|ROCK MUSIC||SHARED HOME OWNERSHIP||SINGERS|
|SOCIAL ACTIVITIES (LEISURE)||SOCIAL HOUSING||SOCIO-CULTURAL CLUBS|
|STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT||STUDENTS||SUPERVISORY STATUS|
|TELEVISION VIEWING||TEXTILE ARTS||THEATRE ATTENDANCE|
|UNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION||UNWAGED WORKERS||VISUAL ARTS|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||10 August 2005|
|Copyright:||Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland. Copyright of the individual modules resides with their respective sponsors.|
|Access conditions:||The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.|
|Please note:||The data for the monthly Opinions and Lifestyle Survey have been supplied to the UK Data Archive in such a way that core demographic data are included in each module. This allows users to use each module individually, although modules cannot be ordered individually from the Archive.|
|Availability:||UK Data Service|
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|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_5155_Information.htm||23|
By principal investigator(s):
OPCS (1991?) OPCS Omnibus: review of the first six months, London: OPCS.
Resulting from secondary analysis:
Bowling, A. (1994) What things are important in people's lives?: a survey of the public's judgements to inform scales of health-related quality of life, end-of-award report prepared for the ESRC award no. R000221191, St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, Health Needs Assessment Unit, September.
Hall, D. (1996) Organ donation and the idea of the body, University of Liverpool, Department of Sociology.
Bowling, A. et al. (1999) 'Short Form 36 (SF-36) Health Survey questionnaire: which normative data should be used? Comparisons between the norms provided by the Omnibus Survey in Britain, the Health Survey for England and the Oxford Healthy Life Survey', Journal of Public Health Medicine, 21(3), pp.255-270.
Lampard, R. and Peggs, K. (2007) Identity and repartnering after separation, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
The Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) has produced a 'Data Dictionary' covering summary information on UK-based survey series (including ONS Omnibus) that include any data on alcohol use. Further information and links to the dictionary documents may be found on the IAS Data Dictionary - Table of Contents web page.