0700 OUT OF HOME FREE TIME AND LEISURE

Category Description

This category captures time the respondent spends in out-of-home free time and leisure activities. This includes general out-of-home leisure (0750), attending sporting event (0751), going to the cinema (0752), attending the theater, concert or opera (0753), going to museums or exhibitions (0754), attending other public event (0755), time at restaurant, café, or bar (0756), attending parties or receptions (0757), as well as imputed time away from home (0758).

  • 0750 GENERAL OUT-OF-HOME LEISURE

    Category Description

    This captures time in out-of-home leisure and socializing.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: Time in general out-of-home leisure includes attending receptions that don’t fit under sports events, movies, museums, party, café or bar.

    1975-76: This is time spent in other types of socializing.

    1985: This period includes time spent in socializing related to other events that don't fit under visiting, party, at a bar, dancing, or travel.

    1998-01: This period is categorized as time in entertainment.

    2003+: Time in general out of home leisure includes security procedures related to arts and entertainment, other types of arts and entertainment, as well as waiting associated with arts and entertainment.

    Category examples
    Being searched at security checkpoint (art/entertainment)
    Opening bags for security search (art/entertainment)
    Passing through metal detector (art/entertainment)
    Attending a book signing, carnival
    Attending a festival, flower show
    Attending a poetry reading, an amusement park
    Attending an art/history/music lecture, an auto show
    Attending the circus, the county fair
    Setting off fireworks
    Sightseeing
    Taking a guided nature walk
    Visiting historic sites
    Watching a parade/fireworks

  • 0751 ATTEND SPORTING EVENT

    Category Description

    This captures time in out-of-home leisure and socializing.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1985: This period includes time spent attending sports events – football, basketball, hockey, etc.

    2003+: Time in this activity include attendance to a variety of sports related events, waiting associated as well as security procedures related to/ with sports, exercise, and recreation.

    Category examples
    Watching aerobics
    Watching baseball - Talking to a baseball player
    Watching biking - Watching a bicycle race
    Watching billiards, pool players, snooker players
    Watching boating, canoeing, crewing, kayaking
    Watching rafting, sailing, yachting
    Watching bowling, duck pins, ten pins
    Watching climbing, spelunking, caving
    Watching dancing
    Watching equestrian sports, a steeple chase
    Watching horseback riding, polo games, fencing, fishing
    Watching clam-digging, crabbing, deep-sea fishing, fly fishing
    Watching football, tag football, touch football
    Watching golfing, a golf tournament, gymnastics
    Watching balance beam completion
    Watching parallel bar competition, tumbling
    Watching hockey, field hockey, ice hockey
    Watching martial arts, karate, kickboxing
    Watching racquet sports, badminton
    Watching handball, racquetball, squash
    Watching tennis, rodeo competitions, rollerblading
    Watching roller-skating, skateboarding
    Watching rugby, a marathon, a running race
    Watching skiing, ice skating, snowboarding, snow tubing
    Watching soccer, softball, wiffle ball, vehicle touring or racing
    Watching 4-wheeling, a drag race
    Watching a motocross race, a stock car race
    Watching snowmobiling, volleyball
    Watching walking sporting event, water sports
    Watching a swim/dive meet, a water polo match
    Watching water aerobics, weightlifting or strength training
    Watching people working out, unspecified
    Watching wrestling, archery, ballooning
    Watching baton twirling, boxing
    Watching bungee jumping, cheerleading, croquet game
    Watching dart playing, discus, hang-gliding, javelin, ping-pong
    Watching pole vaulting, skeet-shooting
    Watching skydiving, windsurfing

    2005+: The following are post-2005 category examples.

    Category examples
    Watching an organized run
    Watching cross country running
    Watching lacrosse

  • 0752 GO TO CINEMA

    Category Description

    This is time spent at the movies.

  • 0753 THEATER, CONCERT, OPERA

    Category Description

    This is time spent at the theater or concert and other types of performing arts.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1975-76: This is time spent at the theater, concert, opera as well as ballet.

    1998-01: The 1998 survey includes time at the theater and the 1999 survey also includes time watching videos.

    2003+: Time in this activity include attendance to performing arts. The following are the category examples:

    Category examples
    Attending a concert, comedy club
    Attending dance troupe performances
    Attending jazz bar, musicals
    Attending opera, plays
    Attending the ballet
    Attending the theater

  • 0754 MUSEUMS, EXHIBITIONS

    Category Description

    This is time spent at the museums, galleries and art events.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1975-76: This also includes time in galleries and zoos.

    1998-01: Time in museum and exhibitions is generally categorized under attending arts events.

    2003+: Time in this activity include attending museums. The following are the category examples:

    Category examples
    Attending a botanical garden
    Attending an arboretum
    Attending an art gallery, exhibitions
    Visiting the zoo

  • 0755 ATTEND OTHER PUBLIC EVENT

    Category Description

    This captures time attending miscellaneous events except for the 1998-01 period. See below.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1985: This is time spent at miscellaneous spectacles, events: circus, fairs, and rock concerts.

    1998-01: This is time in telephone conversations in the 1998 survey.

  • 0756 RESTAURANT, CAFE BAR

    Category Description

    This captures time in social activities such as bars and lounges.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: This includes time at the café, bar, tearoom or pubs.

    1975-76: This period also comprises of time at cocktail lounge.

    1985: The period includes time spent at the bar, cocktail lounge, nightclub, socializing or hoping to socialize at bar, lounge as well as dancing.

    1998-01: This is time spent at bars, lounges, as well as other social activities.

    2003+: The period includes time in eating and drinking, waiting associated with eating and drinking, and attending gambling establishments. The following are the category examples:

    Category examples
    Attending Passover Seder
    Waiting for a table
    Waiting for food to be delivered
    Waiting for the check
    Waiting for the pizza delivery person, to place an order
    Attending a casino
    Betting on the horses, gambling
    Playing craps
    Playing keno

    2005+: This period includes taking a lunch break as well.

  • 0757 PARTIES OR RECEPTIONS

    Category Description

    This captures time in parties and events.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: This includes time in parties or receptions with meals offered to or offered by friends.

    1975-76: This period also comprises of time in dancing events.

    1985: This also includes time at weddings.

    1998-01: The period includes time in picnics as well.

    2003+: The period includes time attending or hosting parties, receptions or ceremonies, attending meetings for personal interest, or attending or hosting social events.

    Category examples
    Attending a charity social event
    Attending bachelor/ette party/birthday parties, graduation ceremonies
    Attending parties, receptions
    Opening birthday presents
    Attending a Boy Scout/Girl Scout meeting (for self)
    Attending a church circle meeting, a fraternal lodge meeting
    Attending a homeowner's association meeting
    Attending a senior citizens meeting, AA meetings
    Attending an Al-anon meeting, book club meetings
    Attending club meetings (not school)
    Attending fraternity/sorority meetings/professional meetings (not work)

    2004+: The period also includes attending holiday open house and housewarming.

  • 0758 IMPUTED TIME AWAY FROM HOME

    Category Description

    Imputed time away from home is defined as time when the person has been travelling, following time at an unspecified other (not missing) location away from home or another home.