|Alison Park||NatCen Social Research|
|John Curtice||ScotCen Social Research & University of Strathclyde|
|Elizabeth Clery||NatCen Social Research|
|Caroline Bryson||Partner of Bryson Purdon Social Research (BPSR)|
|© 2011||280 pages||SAGE Publications Ltd|
'The Rolls Royce of opinion surveys.' - The Times
'...an important barometer of opinion...' - The Telegraph
'...invaluable surveys of the national mood...' - Guardian
'...examines who we think we are, what we think, and how self-perceptions have changed over the past 25 years.' - Financial Times
The annual British Social Attitudes survey is carried out by Britain's largest independent social research organisation, the National Centre for Social Research. It provides an indispensable guide to political and social issues in contemporary Britain, summarising and interpreting data from the most recent nationwide survey, as well as drawing invaluable comparisons with the findings of previous years to provide a richer picture and deeper understanding of changing British social values.
The 27th Report focuses on the national mood after three terms of a Labour government. It includes analysis of the reaction to Labour's policies in health and education and explores people's perceptions of social mobility and inequality. It also examines the extent to which the banking crisis and MP's expenses scandal have shaped public attitudes and values
The British Social Attitudes survey report is essential reading for anyone seeking a guide to the topical issues and debates of today or engaged in contemporary social and political research.