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British Social Attitudes survey reveals softening of attitudes towards welfare and immigration
After four years of Brexit, British Social Attitudes reveals voters’ hopes and fears for life outside the EU
Just 3% in Scotland and 6% in England say British government is successful in reducing divide between high and low earners
How fair is British society? Six in ten think wealth differences are unfair and less than half think people ‘get what they deserve’
‘Gendered double standard’ in attitudes to working mothers
Majority of Brits think A&E services are overused but half think it is hard to get a GP appointment
Number of atheists more than doubles in two decades as less than half of Brits express confidence in Churches
A third of Brits say parental leave should be evenly shared, but around half still think it’s best that mothers do most of the childcare
A Britain that is losing its religion, has faith in science and is adopting more liberal ideas about sex and relationships
With the Brexit process far from concluded and new global challenges creating future uncertainties, this year’s British Social Attitudes survey finds a country that is at the same time growing together and growing apart.
The proportion of people in Britain who describe themselves as having no religion is at its highest ever level.
Britain wants the state to open its wallet, keep a watchful eye to keep us safe, but let us live our private lives how we wish.
Only 1 in 3 people trust the Government to make sure food is safe to eat, according to a new report from NatCen's British Social Attitudes survey, which uncovers for the first time who the British public trust when it comes to the food supply chain.
Nine in ten people say they are confident they know what it means to have good mental wellbeing according to a new report from NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey.
New findings from NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey reveal widespread public concern that immigration is creating pressure on the NHS and on schools, but that concern about the economic and cultural impact of immigration has fallen.
NatCen Social Research today released the 33rd annual British Social Attitudes report. This year's report focuses on how straightened times have affected how we feel about class, public spending and the workplace. We uncover a Britain that believes that the class divide has widened and which is feeling the impact of austerity, but is split over how to respond.
There is considerable uncertainty about the likely implications of Britain leaving the European Union, but those who are interested in politics, the middle-aged and men are most likely to feel sure about what will happen.
New report uncovers widespread Euroscepticism among the British public, majority support for wide ranging reforms to the EU, and considerable concern about the cultural impact of the EU.
Authored by leading psephologist, Prof John Curtice, this new report suggests that the polls called the General Election wrong primarily because the samples of people they polled were not adequately representative of the country as a whole.
Fewer than half of people in Britain back the death penalty – the first time support has dropped below 50% since NatCen began asking the public its view on capital punishment in 1986.
The 32nd annual NatCen British Social Attitudes Report examines how the public has responded to this changing political landscape and to the policies of the Coalition Government.
Debates about identity, integration and inclusion have rarely left the headlines this year. We have witnessed politicians disagreeing over immigration, Scottish independence and what it means to be British. But what do the British public think about these issues?
NatCen's 30th annual report into British Social Attitudes reveals a swing in public attitudes to welfare. Following a long-term decline, the latest report shows a rise in support for state benefits.
Drawing on three decades of data, and spanning three recessions and seven elections, the report assesses how the public is reacting to economic difficulty and the toughest cuts in public spending since the Second World War.