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British Social Attitudes
The 25th Report

25th Edition
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280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'…British Social Attitudes remains a beacon of excellence. It has adapted to the times…providing a rich and textured guide to who we think we are, what we think and how that has changed' - Financial Times

'…an indispensable tool not just for governments, but also for modern citizens to understand their fellows, and themselves better' - The Times Higher Education Supplement

'…shows what the British people really think, as opposed to what journalists and politicians like to pretend they think' - John Pilger

The annual British Social Attitudes survey is carried out by Britain's largest independent social research organization, the National Centre for Social Research. It provides an indispensable guide to political and social issues in contemporary Britain.

This 25th Report summarizes and interprets 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.

Now celebrating its quarter-century, 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.

John Curtice
Is there an English backlash? Reactions to devolution
John Appleby and Miranda Phillips
The NHS: satisfied now?
John Curtice and Oliver Heath
Do people want choice and diversity of provision in public services?
Ingrid Esser
Has welfare made us lazy? Employment commitment in different welfare states
Geoff Dench
Exploring parents' views
Sarah Butt and Andrew Shaw
Pay more, fly less? Changing attitudes to air travel
Simon Anderson, Julie Brownlie and Lisa Given
Therapy culture? Attitudes towards emotional support in Britain
Rossy Bailey and Alison Park
Britain at play: should we 'do' more and view less?
Elizabeth Clery and Janet Stockdale
Is Britain a respectful society?

'…British Social Attitudes remains a beacon of excellence. It has adapted to the times…providing a rich and textured guide to who we think we are, what we think and how that has changed' - Financial Times

'…an indispensable tool not just for governments, but also for modern citizens to understand their fellows, and themselves better' - The Times Higher Education Supplement

'…shows what the British people really think, as opposed to what journalists and politicians like to pretend they think' - John Pilger

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Alison Park

Alison joined NatCen in 1991, after completing an M.Phil. in Sociology at Nuffield College, Oxford. Her core areas of research are social, political and moral attitudes and values. ... More About Author

John Curtice

John Curtice is a Research Consultant at the Scottish Centre for Social Research, Deputy Director of CREST, and Professor of Politics at Strathclyde University. More About Author

Katarina Thomson

Katarina Thomson is a freelance editor and a former Research Director at NatCen More About Author

Miranda Phillips

Miranda works on a number of different attitudinal surveys, including British Social Attitudes - NatCen's longest-running survey. Miranda particularly enjoys designing questions and meeting NatCen's interviewers to brief them on that year's survey. She is also an editor of the annual report for the survey, and regularly gives interviews to journalists to explain the survey's findings. Miranda's particular interests include attitudes towards relationships and the family; and attitudes about the welfare system. More About Author

Elizabeth Clery

Elizabeth Clery is Senior Researcher at NatCen and Co-Director of the British Social Attitudes survey series More About Author

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