Arts Research: Statistics Canada General Social Survey 2016

Date: Jun 19, 2018

The 2016 General Social Survey (GSS), Canadians at Work and Home, is conducted by Statistics Canada to provide insights into the lifestyle behaviour of Canadians.

Providing information on diverse subjects such as Internet use, work-life balance, job satisfaction, leisure activities, and their potential interactions, this first analysis showcases a selection of the many topics examined in the 2016 survey.

Half of Canadians surveyed (50%) had spent time on creative pursuits, including:

  • 18% undertook crafts such as needlework, scrapbooking, woodwork, metalwork and pottery
  • 15% were involved in making music
  • 13% participated in visual arts
  • 11% were engaged in writing activities
  • 9% participated in dance

Data from the 2016 GSS, Canadians at Work and Home, can be used to promote a better understanding of social and economic issues.

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