Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsSat, 24 Feb 2018 13:44:23 GMT New survey reveals lack of libraries are affecting children’s literacy levels http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-lack-of-libraries-are-affecting-childrens-literacy-levels-04031 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-lack-of-libraries-are-affecting-childrens-literacy-levels-04031 New poll reveals public opinions on Hereford Museum http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-poll-reveals-public-opinions-on-Hereford-Museum-04013 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-poll-reveals-public-opinions-on-Hereford-Museum-04013 Research reveals museums becoming clearer on digital Research reveals museums, galleries and cultural institutions are generally becoming clearer on digital: The most recent wave of the Digital Culture survey, conducted by Nesta and Arts Council England and published in September 2017, suggests a number of key trends. First, organisations in the cultural sector are doing fewer digital activities, but are clearer and more confident about the types of digital engagement which work best for them. On the face of it, the decline from 9.2 to 7.8 digital activities being undertaken on average between 2013 and 2017 seems a cause for concern (there are 24 activity areas which are tracked). However, looking at museums specifically, more than two thirds (61%) have now digitised at least half of their collection, and more than a fifth run digital exhibitions according to the survey of 211 institutions. The general trend across the sector as a whole suggests a that organisations are utilising smaller numbers of digital channels but in more effective ways. Museums are also more likely than other art forms to provide educational content or online events, provide interactive educational experiences or to include digital experiences alongside tours or artwork. Museums have particularly improved their mobile engagement. From fewer than a third (29%) having a mobile enabled web-presence in 2013, the figure now sits at 64% - although this is still slightly behind the wider arts and cultural sector (69%). Significantly fewer museums also tend to use Twitter (74% vs. 85% for the wider arts and cultural sector), YouTube (36% vs. 50%) and Instagram (35% vs. 48%). Finally, a significantly lower proportion of museums utilises visitor contact details to send out newsletters (66% vs. 74%), and there has been a decline in the number of museums utilising data to inform their broader strategic direction (43% in 2017, down from 47% in 2013). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-reveals-museums-becoming-clearer-on-digital-04002 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-reveals-museums-becoming-clearer-on-digital-04002 Top ten UK visitor attractions revealed Top ten UK visitor attractions revealed: According to the most recent annual survey by AVLA, museums in London have topped the annual visitor tally for the top visitor attractions in the United Kingdom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Top-ten-UK-visitor-attractions-revealed-03617 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Top-ten-UK-visitor-attractions-revealed-03617 Visits to British museums and galleries have dramatically declined Visits to British museums and galleries have dramatically declined: A recent research report by the government body, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, has revealed that the amount of visitors to the key museums and galleries in the United Kingdom plummeted by almost 1.4 million in 2016, which represents the first fall in almost 10 years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Visits-to-British-museums-and-galleries-have-dramatically-declined-03560 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Visits-to-British-museums-and-galleries-have-dramatically-declined-03560 Figures show library usage has plummeted Figures show library usage has plummeted: According to new a new piece of research by the government's Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), public library usage amongst adults has plummeted by nearly a third since 2005. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Figures-show-library-usage-has-plummeted-03536 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Figures-show-library-usage-has-plummeted-03536 Survey finds more information on e-books is needed from councils Survey finds more information on e-books is needed from councils: According to Socitm's latest Better Connected survey, just 44 per cent of councils are providing a good or very good online service for e-resources, which is a notable drop from the 74 per cent of county council library websites which achieved the same level for the previous years' challenge of renewing a library book online. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-more-information-on-e-books-is-needed-from-councils-03480 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-more-information-on-e-books-is-needed-from-councils-03480 Survey finds parents worry faith will alienate their children Survey finds parents worry faith will alienate their children: A recent survey about religion has revealed that approximately 23 per cent of religious parents in Britain are worried that their children will be socially alienated at school if their beliefs are passed on to them. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-parents-worry-faith-will-alienate-their-children-03418 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-parents-worry-faith-will-alienate-their-children-03418 Survey finds museum cafes are not serving children vegetables Survey finds museum cafes are not serving children vegetables: The findings of a recent survey by The Soil Association have revealed that many museum cafes are serving children unhealthy lunches and bypassing vegetables. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-museum-cafes-are-not-serving-children-vegetables-03371 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-museum-cafes-are-not-serving-children-vegetables-03371 Terrorism cited as one reason museum footfall is down Terrorism cited as one reason museum footfall is down: According to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (Alva), one reason why the footfall is down in English national museums and galleries could be to do with the current terrorism threat. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Terrorism-cited-as-one-reason-museum-footfall-is-down-03341 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Terrorism-cited-as-one-reason-museum-footfall-is-down-03341 Survey finds entry fees do not impact museum visitor diversity Survey finds entry fees do not impact museum visitor diversity: According to research conducted by the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), adopting an admissions fee does not impact the diversity of museum visitors, although, it can result in the total number of visitors to decline. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-entry-fees-do-not-impact-museum-visitor-diversity-03305 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-entry-fees-do-not-impact-museum-visitor-diversity-03305 The decline in Christianity is slowing down, survey finds The decline in Christianity is slowing down, survey finds: A recent survey has revealed that the decrease in British people who define themselves as Christians may be slowing down. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-decline-in-Christianity-is-slowing-down-survey-finds-03247 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-decline-in-Christianity-is-slowing-down-survey-finds-03247 4 in 10 Brits do not know when the Battle of the Somme happened 4 in 10 Brits do not know when the Battle of the Somme happened: A recent survey to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme has revealed that more than 4 in 10 (40 per cent) of British people do not know which conflict the World War 1 battle took place in. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/4-in-10-Brits-do-not-know-when-the-Battle-of-the-Somme-happened-03176 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/4-in-10-Brits-do-not-know-when-the-Battle-of-the-Somme-happened-03176 Recent survey reveals an increasing number of people are turning away from religion New survey data has shown that individuals following the Christian faith are readily being outnumbered by those supporting non-religious beliefs with England and Wales being the lowest in numbers. Northern Ireland was found to be the most religious in the UK, however figures are depleting there also. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-survey-reveals-an-increasing-number-of-people-are-turning-away-from-religion-03173 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-survey-reveals-an-increasing-number-of-people-are-turning-away-from-religion-03173 Survey finds visitors of museums and galleries are not from diverse backgrounds Recent market research from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has revealed that nearly 75 per cent of repeat visitors to museums and galleries in England are from the highest of the socio-economic groups. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-visitors-of-museums-and-galleries-are-not-from-diverse-backgrounds-03142 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-visitors-of-museums-and-galleries-are-not-from-diverse-backgrounds-03142 Survey finds touring exhibitions do not make a profit According to new market research by the Touring Exhibitions Group, public organisations who tour their exhibitions around venues in the United Kingdom do not make a profit. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-touring-exhibitions-do-not-make-a-profit-03095 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-touring-exhibitions-do-not-make-a-profit-03095 Stoke-on-Trent is the worst affected English cities for library closures According to a new national survey by the BBC, Stoke-on-Trent has been one of the worst affected cities in England when it comes to library closures. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Stoke-on-Trent-is-the-worst-affected-English-cities-for-library-closures-03049 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Stoke-on-Trent-is-the-worst-affected-English-cities-for-library-closures-03049 Survey reveals arts dominated by the middle class According to a recent survey into gender and ethnicity's influence on arts careers, the United Kingdom's creative industries are predominantly made up of middle class individuals. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-arts-dominated-by-the-middle-class-02990 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-arts-dominated-by-the-middle-class-02990 Museums run by councils hit by cuts to public funding, survey finds According to a recent survey, cuts to public funding have affected all museums; however, those run by the council have been impacted the most. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Museums-run-by-councils-hit-by-cuts-to-public-funding-survey-finds-02894 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Museums-run-by-councils-hit-by-cuts-to-public-funding-survey-finds-02894 Survey reveals the extent of library closure during 2014 and 2015 A recent survey has revealed the extent of library closure during 2014 and 2015, with the findings revealing that the number of libraries open decreased by 2.6 per cent in 2014, from 4,023 to 3,917. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-extent-of-library-closure-during-2014-and-2015-02817 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-extent-of-library-closure-during-2014-and-2015-02817