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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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As leaders in social research, we know the impacts of Covid-19 will shape society for years to come.
We’re finding out how older people are coping, and tracking people’s time use during lockdown. We’ve helped evaluate the contact tracing app pilot on the Isle of Wight. Now, we’re working on the major Covid-19 infection study to assess prevalence of the disease in the UK.
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Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers
Major research project that provides the DfE with the critical information needed to monitor and evaluate childcare and early years provision
British Social Attitudes 37
Read our two new #BSA37 chapters on the consequences and public policy implications of Brexit and watch our webinar with the authors.
The ELSA (English Longitudinal Study of Aging) – Impact of the Coronavirus outbreak study will help to understand the impact that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is having on the health and lives of people aged 50 years and over.
If you have been invited to take part, you can access the online survey at survey.natcen.ac.uk/ELSA.
Find out more about the study
Wellcome Monitor 2020: Covid-19 Study
A snapshot of the experiences of the public after lockdown measures were first implemented in Britain and at the height of the outbreak.
Public satisfaction with the NHS and social care in 2019
The Kings' Fund report based on British Social Attitudes data
Commission questions for high quality data