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Ireland International Social Survey Programme: Leisure Time and Sports 2008


General Info
Ireland (IRL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2008 - 10/2008
Series or system 
International Social Survey Programme (ISSP)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview

The purpose of this round of the International Social Survey Programme was to conduct cross-national collaborative social science research on the leisure time and sports activities of adults in countries throughout the world. The data for Ireland were gathered through in-person interviews. This survey sample size included 2,049 persons aged 18 years and older.

The main themes of the questionnaire included activities during free time, opinions on laws, politics, and government, social connection, and household characteristics.