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British Social Attitudes

British Social Attitudes
The 26th Report

26th Edition
Edited by:

320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

This 26th Report summarises 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.

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.

Sarah Butt and John Curtice
Duty in Decline? Trends in Attitudes to Voting
John Curtice
Thermostat or Weathervane? Public Reactions to Spending and Redistribution under New Labour
Stephen Padgett and Robert Johns
How Do Political Parties Shape Public Opinion? Britain in a European Perspective
David Voas and Rodney Ling
Religion in Britain and the United States
Siobhan McAndrew
Religious Faith and Contemporary Attitudes
Andy Ross and Amanda Sacker
Understanding the Dynamics of Attitude Change
Eric Harrison and Rory Fitzgerald
A Chorus of Disapproval? European Attitudes to Non-Traditional Family Patterns
Stephen McKay
Never too Old? Attitudes towards Longer Working Lives
Matt Barnes and Wojtek Tomaszweski
Lone Parents and Benefits: An Obligation to Look for Work?
Elizabeth Clery
Food for Thought: Attitudes to Innovative Food Technologies
Rossy Bailey, Elizabeth Fuller and Rachel Ormston
Smoking, Drinking and Drugs: Reactions to Reform

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'…examines who we think we are, what we think, and how self-perceptions have changed over the past 25 years' - Financial Times

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

Sarah Butt

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