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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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Coronavirus and public attitudes
Will COVID-19 change what the public expect of government?
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
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
Socioeconomic and mental health trajectories through the pandemic
We are investigating who was hit the hardest by the initial shock of the lockdown restrictions, and how they have recovered since then
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