Every year the British Social Attitudes survey asks over 3,000 people what it's like to live in Britain and how they think Britain is run. Since 1983 the survey has been tracking people's changing social, political and moral attitudes. It informs the development of public policy and is an important barometer of public attitudes used by opinion leaders and social commentators.
The surveys are carried out by NatCen Social Research who also publish the Annual Reports. The 31st British Social Attitudes Report was published on 17 June 2014 and is available here.
The data from this latest survey are now available on this site for analysis. To view the survey questionnaire, first select the year or years of interest, and proceed to Survey details.
Analyse the responses to over 20,000 survey questions with results shown in time-series tables and charts. There are three pathways to search for questions. Questions may be found by:
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