Access to culture is a driver of knowledge in relation to the outside world and the society in which we live: it nurtures inner development but is also a way to meet others and share experiences. It is, therefore, an important factor in integration. In order to experience culture and transmit it to others, the required resources, whether financial, spatial or social, for example, are required. However, these resources are not distributed equally throughout the population.
In Switzerland, the population without a migration background attends concerts and musical performances, the theatre and other shows more often than the population with a migration background from the first and second generation.
The second or subsequent generations go to festivals (all types), libraries, media centres and cinemas significantly more often than the population without a migration background or the first generation.
There are no cultural institutions which are frequented more often by first generation migrants.
In German-speaking Switzerland, the population without a migration background goes to concerts, musical performances, the theatre and other shows (revues, circus, sound and light shows) significantly more often than the population with a migration background in the same language region.
In French-speaking Switzerland, the population without a migration background was more likely to go to the theatre, other shows (revues, circus, sound and light shows), to visit monuments, historic sites, museums and all types of exhibitions than the population with a migration background.
In Italian-speaking Switzerland, there is no significant difference in how often the populations with or without a migration background frequent cultural institutions.
General cultural activities concern the attendance rate in the 12 months prior to the survey of cultural institutions by the resident population in Switzerland.