Public Opinion on the Health Benefits of Creative Activities: Culture Counts
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The health benefits of engaging in cultural activities are well evidenced. The frequently quoted All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing inquiry and report tells us arts activities help to alleviate anxiety, depression and stress.
The Scottish Government’s Culture Strategy aims to open up the potential of culture as a transformative opportunity across society, in areas including health and wellbeing.
In new research conducted by Survation on behalf of Culture Counts, we've measured public opinion on the health benefits of cultural activities. Our survey also captures the likelihood of uptake of social prescribing. Our survey sampled 1,010 residents aged 16+ living in Scotland. Fieldwork took place on 4-9 December 2020.