Survey Will Reveal How the Attitude of the Population Changes Towards Cultural Services


2020 04 24


This year, the Lithuanian Council for Culture (LCC) continues a Survey of Participation of the Population in Culture and Satisfaction with Cultural Services initiated by the Ministry of Culture in 2014. Such survey is being conducted for the third time. This year, the same as in 2014 and 2017, the survey questionnaire will be based on the ESSnet-Culture questionnaire harmonised at the European Union level.

The survey in 2020 will be implemented by the KOG Institute. On the LCC initiative, the scope of the survey has been expanded and will allow comparing the consumption of culture and participation in culture in different Lithuanian regions (districts) and the six biggest Lithuanian cities. 

A representative survey of public opinion is initiated in order to find out the opinion of Lithuanian residents about the use of cultural products and services, their accessibility and the level of relevance for the users.

“We have a huge challenge this year, i.e. to fulfil the research in the time of CODIV-10 pandemic. The current situation makes it difficult to conduct surveys and compare the results with the results of the previous studies. However, there would be a huge loss to disturb the continuity of the evaluation of cultural situation in Lithuania. Thus, we believe that in close cooperation with the Lithuanian Council for Culture and project partner “Norstat LT” we will find the best solutions which will ensure a smooth and secure execution of the project in the current situation,” Domantas Gailius, the founder of the KOG Institute, says.

The LCC chairperson Daina Urbanavičienė also notes the relevance of the research in the context of COVID-19 pandemic. “We do hope that the survey results will allow us not only to observe the tendencies of participation of Lithuanian residents in culture, but will also reveal how the habits of culture consumption as well as accessibility of cultural products and services changed during the pandemic. These data will be used not only for the assessment of the investment efficiency but will also be significant for modelling the scenarios of the exit of the cultural sector from the current situation,” Urbanavičienė says.

Survey results are planned to be presented to the public in the end of 2020.