Danskerne i det byggede miljø / Danes in the built environment is a detailed annual survey that asks Danes about their homes.
Information for the most recent report was gathered in April 2018, when 7,090 people completed a questionnaire from Kantar Gallup A/S for Bolius. The results have been published by Realdania and the most recent edition is now available on line.
These surveys have been conducted every year since 2012 so they now provide an important data base but they also track changing attitudes so they should influence decisions by planners and should prompt architects, builders and designers to assess carefully the real problems people encounter because the surveys show how people perceive problems and show how these are prioritised.
The survey is published with general points and summaries but most of the information is set out in a large number of tables. These provide a fascinating insight not just into day-to-day practical problems people have and about the way they complete maintenance and repairs but also broader issues about neighbourhoods - about what makes a good neighbourhood - and how all these factors together influence how people rate the quality of their lives.
More than 6 out of 10 Danes believe that their home is important when they consider the quality of their life … for 22% of Danes their home is of very high importance and for a further 41% their home is of high importance when they consider the quality of their lives.