The survey component of the data was collected by Statistics Finland in the latter part of the year 2007. The random sample included 3,000 persons from the Finnish population ages 18 to 74. The response rate was 46.3 per cent (a total of 1,388 returned questionnaires). The survey and its questionnaire were designed with the recent debates of cultural consumption in mind. In particular, the questionnaire was constructed following the example of an earlier British survey (analysed in Culture, Class, Distinction by Bennett et al. 2009), yet we incorporated a number of national or cultural modifications. In formulating the survey questions, the focus group interviews conducted earlier in the project as well as previous Finnish surveys of similar topics were of great help.

The original questionnaire (in Finnish) can be downloaded from the link below.