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We’re Britain’s largest independent social research agency. By really understanding the complexity of people's lives and attitudes, we give the public a powerful role in shaping decisions and services that make a difference to everyone.
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Study reveals scale of the sexual exploitation of boys
New report reveals figure that is much higher than previous national studies have found.
Schools, education & training
We conduct a number of studies relating to education and skills, from evaluations of school-based initiatives, to studies into childcare provision.
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Crime & justice
Our work spans: victimisation and crime & punishment; the civil justice system; and the organisation of the legal profession.
Health & wellbeing
Our research spans general health and lifestyle studies to studies focussing on particular health issues or sections of the population.
Social & political attitudes
Our considerable experience of measuring and interpreting social attitudes is best exemplified by our British Social Attitudes survey, set up in 1983.
Children & young people
Our work ranges from research on childcare provision and childrens education, to parental employment and family support.
Income & work
Our work in this area includes taking stock of the financial circumstances of the population as a whole, as well as smaller more specific studies.
Our studies range from how people volunteer in Britain today and investigating why communities fragment, as in the case of the August riots.
We have substantial experience of conducting large, complex surveys, as well as in-depth, qualitative studies in most areas covered by family policies.
Equality & diversity
We have a long tradition and extensive experience of conducting research about social inclusion.
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Our latest study reveal how boys and young men are too affected by sexual exploitation
03:35 PM - 30 Aug 2014
Just 6% of Brits think that the #EU shld have more power than the national governments of its member states #BSA2014 http://t.co/q51LjhF2tS
08:55 PM - 29 Aug 2014
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