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We find out what people really think about important social issues and how Britain is run.
Our research helps government and charities make the right decisions about the big issues.
Attitudes to tax and spending
We provide an analysis of how attitudes toward tax and spending have shifted across the entire period (over 30 years) that British Social Attitudes (BSA) has been running.
Translation and cognitive testing of personal well-being questions into Sylheti and Urdu
This report presents the findings of a NatCen pilot research project, commissioned by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), translating the harmonised personal well-being questions into the Sylheti and Urdu languages, and cognitively testing the translated questions with monolingual participants.
Is there still a strong sense of community spirit and community cohesion in 21st century Britain? Our new analysis examines the issue in depth.
Why turnout was higher in the 2017 General Election
At 69%, voter turnout in the 2017 General Election was higher than at any such election since 1997. In the latest release of our initial British Social Attitudes (BSA) findings, we examine the increase in more depth.
Trauma risk management - evaluation of the RNLI pilot
Evaluation of a programme created to provide RNLI staff and volunteers with support after potentially traumatic incidents.
Public attitudes to data linkage
This study explored Health Survey for England (HSE) participants’ attitudes to data linkage.
Characteristics of those working in the gig economy
Our latest report examines the British gig economy, based on research commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Embracing the world? Changing attitudes to trade
The nature of the UK’s post-Brexit trade agreements with both the European Union and the rest of the world are likely to have a considerable impact on public life.
Culture, sport and wellbeing: Findings from the Understanding Society survey
Commissioned as part of the CASE (Culture and Sport
Evidence) programme with Arts Council England, this research explores the potential of the Understanding Society surveys to help us build understanding of relationships between culture and sports engagement and the health and wellbeing of adults in England.
Just 15 months to go: what Scotland is making of Brexit
With 15 months before the official date, the National Centre for Social Research has conducted new research that examines Scottish attitudes towards Brexit.
British Social Attitudes
Tracking changes in people's social, political and moral attitudes since 1983
Scottish Social Attitudes
Sister survey to British Social Attitudes focusing on changes in attitudes in Scotland since 1999
What UK Thinks: EU
UK attitudes to the EU and the EU Referendum
What Scotland Thinks
Attitudes to how Scotland and the UK should be governed
Health Survey for England
Health trends since 1991