0700 OUT OF HOME FREE TIME AND LEISURE
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
This captures time in out-of-home leisure and socializing.
Activity Coding Rules1965-66: 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.
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
Taking a guided nature walk
Visiting historic sites
Watching a parade/fireworks
0751 ATTEND SPORTING EVENT
This captures time in out-of-home leisure and socializing.
Activity Coding Rules1985: 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.
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 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.
Watching an organized run
Watching cross country running
0752 GO TO CINEMA
This is time spent at the movies.
0753 THEATER, CONCERT, OPERA
This is time spent at the theater or concert and other types of performing arts.
Activity Coding Rules1975-76: 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:
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
This is time spent at the museums, galleries and art events.
Activity Coding Rules1975-76: 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:
Attending a botanical garden
Attending an arboretum
Attending an art gallery, exhibitions
Visiting the zoo
0755 ATTEND OTHER PUBLIC EVENT
This captures time attending miscellaneous events except for the 1998-01 period. See below.
Activity Coding Rules1985: 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
This captures time in social activities such as bars and lounges.
Activity Coding Rules1965-66: 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:
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
2005+: This period includes taking a lunch break as well.
0757 PARTIES OR RECEPTIONS
This captures time in parties and events.
Activity Coding Rules1965-66: 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.
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
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.