Department for Culture Media and Sport

research and statistics

Evidence helps us see what is really happening in our sectors. It means we can assess and improve our work.

To provide this evidence we collate statistical data and commission specific studies. Our sponsored bodies also publish their own research reports.

Cover of the Taking part survey annual reportTaking Part
The national survey of culture, leisure and sport


Case programmeCASE programme
CASE is a three-year joint programme of research with an overall aim to strengthen our understanding of how best to deliver culture and sporting opportunities of the highest quality to the widest audience generating the best outcomes for society

Olympic Park - (c) London 2012, www.london2012.comLondon 2012 meta-evaluation
Research to look at the impacts and legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games


Winetaster at Tenterden Vineyard Park, Kent (c) Britainonview / Kent Tourism Alliance / Jon WyandResearch
Studies exploring in depth the issues that face our sectors and ways we can address them


Magnifying glasses at the Dorset County Museum (c) Britainonview.comStatistics
Authoritative statistics on liquor and betting licences, as well as data on TV exports, the creative industries and more


DCMS Science and Research Advisory Committee DCMS Science and Research Advisory Committee (SRAC) – A committee of science experts that advises DCMS on developments in science and technology and their implications for DCMS policies and priorities


Dressmaker at the Royal Shakespeare Company (c) Britainonview.comGuidance and methods
How we gather our information and the standards to which we adhere


DCMS has licensed Qualtrics online survey software enabling us to undertake sophisticated online surveys and in-house consultations.