The Community Life Survey is a key evidence source for understanding more about community engagement, volunteering and social cohesion, sampling adults (aged 16+) throughout England.The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport took on responsibility for publishing results from the Community Life survey (CLS) for 2016-17 onwards, after it was commissioned by the Cabinet Office in 2012. Previous data and questionnaires for the CLS from 2012 until 2016 are available at Community Life Survey 2012-13 to 2015-16.
The CLS moved to a self-completion online and paper mixed method approach from 2016-17 onwards, with an end to the previous face-to-face method.
The survey is currently run by Kantar on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.
If you have received a letter inviting you to take part in the survey please click here for more information.
Ad-hoc statistical releases
A list of CLS ad-hoc statistical releases that have not been included in our standard publications is available here.
10 December 2020
Added the Focus on Loneliness 2019-20 report, the headline findings report from the Community Life COVID-19 Re-contact Survey 2020, and the main findings report from the Community Life COVID-19 Re-contact Survey 2020