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We’re Britain’s largest independent social research agency. For the last 40 years we’ve worked on behalf of government and charities to find out what people really think about important social issues and how Britain is run.
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As always the quality of questionnaire design and testing was very high, as was the fieldwork.
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On behalf of Halifax bank we identified 'generation rent' – a generation with no realistic prospect of owning their own home in the next five years.
Sight loss at age seven
On behalf of the Royal London Society for the Blind, we found sight impairment impacts happiness, success at school, financial hardship and social inclusion at age seven.
Sentencing fraud offences
On behalf of the Sentencing Council, we investigated the emotional and psychological impacts of online fraud.
National Travel Survey
On behalf of the Department for Transport, we find out how the nation is getting around, how often and why.
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