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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.
Society Watch 2021
The annual Society Watch series provides a snapshot of what life is like for people in Britain today, a picture of people’s lives and life opportunities presented from the cradle to the grave. Society Watch 2021 focuses on the public’s mental health.
COVID-19 Support Study: experiences of and compliance with self-isolation
ScotCen was commissioned by the Scottish Government to conduct a mixed method research study with those asked to self-isolate.
Diversion from serious violence: Evaluations of DIVERT and CIRV
We were commissioned by the College of Policing to evaluate DIVERT and the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV), two interventions aiming to divert young people and young adults away from serious violence.
Monitoring socioeconomic and mental health trajectories through the COVID-19 pandemic
This research investigates how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people’s mental health and financial situation, and how this differs among different groups of the UK population.
Public attitudes to climate change in Great Britain
This research examined attitudes to climate change and the environment in Britain before and since COVID-19.
Independent Evaluation of the National Online Tuition Pilot
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) commissioned the Children and Families team at NatCen to evaluate the pilot.
Public perceptions of sentencing
A report series exploring public perceptions of sentencing practices for criminal offences in Scotland.
Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers
Major research project that provides the Department for Education with the critical information needed to monitor and evaluate childcare and early years provision.
British Social Attitudes 37
The British Social Attitudes survey has been carried out annually since 1983 and is our longest running survey. Over 90,000 people have taken part in the study so far.
Food and You
The latest report from the Food Standards Agency's flagship consumer survey is now available.
Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey
British Social Attitudes
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Survey
ELSA - English Longitudinal Study of Aging
English Housing Survey
Family Resources Survey
Health Survey for England
National Child Development Study
National Diet and Nutrition Survey
NatSal - National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles
National Travel Survey