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British Social Attitudes 39


The British Social Attitudes survey has been carried out annually since 1983 and is our longest running survey. Over 115,000 people have taken part in the study so far.

NatCen’s 39th British Social Attitudes report is now available on our dedicated BSA website, containing British Social Attitudes reports going back to BSA 28.

Published chapters cover the following topics:

  • Taxation, welfare and inequality
  • Constitutional reform
  • Culture wars
  • Regional differences in values
  • Environment
  • Disabled people at work
  • NHS and social care
  • NHS in Scotland and England 

The latest Scottish Social Attitudes report can be found on the ScotCen website.

Fund questions

It is now possible to fund questions on the British Social Attitudes survey. If you are interested in understanding the views and opinions of the British public, and tapping into 30 years of trend data, please get in touch.


Every year we ask over 3,000 people what it's like to live in Britain and how they think Britain is run.

New questions are added each year to reflect current issues, but all questions are designed with a view to repeating them periodically to chart changes over time.

The people selected to participate in the survey are chosen using a technique called random probability sampling. This technique ensures that everyone has a fair chance of being picked to take part and the results are representative of the British population. Once selected, participants are interviewed in their homes by one of NatCen’s interviewers.

Data from the study can be downloaded or analysed via the UK Data Archive.

For more information, please contact a member of the British Social Attitudes team

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BSA 23-28 reports available here