Launch event

Launch event

The end of liberalism? The latest British Social Attitudes report asks if we are witnessing a significant turning point in British society.

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Drawing on more than 30 years of trend data, the latest British Social Attitudes report aims to answer the big questions about British society today; does Brexit signal a long-term shift in our attitudes and a new political era? Has the seemingly inexorable rise of liberalism come to a halt? Is social conservatism really on the rise?

The report will look in detail at British attitudes towards the EU, immigration, ethical and moral issues, civil liberties, welfare and public spending, and the role of government.

Join us at the launch in Westminster for a presentation of the key findings, a panel discussion and audience Q&A. With thanks to the House of Commons Library for hosting this event. 

Presentation: Roger Harding (Head of Public Attitudes, National Centre for Social Research)

Chair: Nancy Kelley (Director, Policy Research Centre, National Centre for Social Resaerch


  • Revd Lucy Winkett (Rector, St James' Piccadilly)
  • Dr Tony Sewell (Director, Generating Genius)
  • Prof John Curtice (Senior Research Fellow, National Centre for Social Research)
  • Richard Cracknell (Head of Social and General Statistics, House of Commons Library)


  • Date: Wednesday 28th June 2017
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Location: Atlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster (map)