About this study
The Citizenship Survey, carried out on behalf of Communities and Local Government, explores peoples' views of their local community in England and Wales.
The survey started in 2001 and has taken place every two years. Since April 2007 it has been run as a continuous survey. Key topics have included:
You can read key findings from the 2007-08 survey here and the 2008-9 survey here. The technical report can be downloaded from the Communities and Local Government website.
Potential policy impact
The Citizenship Survey is designed to contribute to the evidence base across a range of important policy areas including cohesion, community empowerment, race equality, volunteering and charitable giving.
It provides information about what issues are important to different communities and how views on these issues have changed over time.
The survey involves face-to-face fieldwork with adults aged 16 or over. It's based on a nationally representative sample of approximately 10,000 adults in England and Wales with an additional sample of around 5,000 adults from ethnic minority groups.