Cultural activities

The cultural and leisure practices of the resident population in Switzerland are surveyed every five years as part of the Language, Religion and Culture Survey (LRCS). The data relate to practices in the twelve months preceding the survey.

Collected in 2019, the latest data also allow comparisons to be made for the first time with the first LRCS survey of 2014.

The results show the state and evolution of cultural and leisure practices in Switzerland just before the coronavirus crisis. The next survey will take place in 2024.

Overview

Selected trends: share of the population aged 15 and over
  2019 Trend
2014–2019
Visits to cultural institutions

Monument, site

74%

Theatre

48%

Festival (all types)

47%

Amateur cultural activities

Amateur photography

25%

Singing

21%

Creative work on the computer

15%

…on CDs, DVDs

53%

…on a mobile telephone

64%

…on the radio, TV

89%

Books (total)

83%

Paper format books

79%

E-book

25%

Hiking, picnics, excursions

97%

Card or board games

76%

Video or electronic games

55%

Further information

Tables

in French or German

Graphs

in French or German

Publications

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Statistical sources and concepts

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Politics, Culture and Media
Espace de l'Europe 10
2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland
Tel.
+41 58 463 61 58

Monday to Friday
09.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00

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