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Most English adults plan to follow London 2012

Findings of annual DCMS survey of engagement with leisure, culture and sport published today

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Eighty five per cent of adults in England are planning to follow the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a survey has revealed.

The latest results from Taking Part, which has been run by DCMS since 2005, have been published today.

The figures, which cover October 2010 to September 2011, also reveal record levels of engagement with the arts and attendance at heritage sites, museums and galleries since Taking Part began.

Record arts and heritage engagement

More than 70 per cent of adults in England reported having visited a heritage site in the last year and more than three quarters had engaged in the arts. July to September 2011 is the first quarter on record where more than half of adults attended museums or galleries.

Taking Part is a continuous annual survey of adults and children living in private households in England. Working with Arts Council England, English Heritage and Sport England, it collects data on participation in leisure, culture and sport in England, as well an in-depth range of socio-demographic information.

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Published 4 January 2012