'...an authoritative survey of social attitudes' - The Daily Telegraph 'The most comprehensive study of public opinion' - Financial Times '...the annual survey of British social attitudes - a document arguably more significant than the urban and rural white papers rolled together ...' - New Start '...fascinating snapshot' - The Guardian '...a highly-respected annual study' - Daily Mail '...an indispensable tool not just for governments, but also for modern citizens to understand their fellows, and themselves better' - The Times Higher The annual British Social Attitudes survey provides an indispensable guide to current political and social issues in contemporary Britain. Compiled by Britain's largest independent social research institute, the National Centre for Social Research, it describes and reviews a broad range of current social attitudes and values derived from extensive nation-wide interviews. This 20th Report summarizes and interprets data from the most recent survey and draws invaluable comparisons with findings of previous years.
The most comprehensive review of changing British social values available, the British Social Attitudes survey report is an essential reading for anyone seeking a guide to the topical issues and debates of today or engaged in contemporary social and political research. Tom Sefton, Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), London School of Economics John Appleby The Kings' Fund Arturo Alvarez-Rosete, The Kings' Fund Ben Seyd, Constitution Unit John Curtice, Strathclyde University Geoffrey Evans, Nuffield College Oxford Rosemary Crompton, City University Michaela Brockmann, City University Dick Wiggins, City University Catherine Rothan Oxford University Anthony Heath, Oxford University Alison Park , National Centre for Social Research Paula Surridge, University of Bristol Steve Fisher, Oxford University John Curtice, Strathclyde University Ian Christie, Local Futures Group Sonia Exley, National Centre for Social Research Catherine Bromley, National Centre for Social Research Ted Wragg, Exeter University Lindsey Jarvis, National Centre for Social Research
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Author Biography - 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. As Head of Society and Social Change, Alison manages the team responsible for the British Social Attitudes Survey series. These annual surveys focus on people's attitudes towards a wide range of issues, and the results form the basis of an annual book, published by Sage. Alison is closely involved with the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP), a cross-national study of social attitudes, and is the ESRC-funded UK Co-ordinator for the 2002 to 2012 rounds of the European Social Survey. She makes regular radio and television contributions concerning social trends, and was a member of the 2003 Fabian Society Commission on the Future of the Monarchy. John Curtice is a Research Consultant at the Scottish Centre for Social Research, Deputy Director of CREST, and Professor of Politics at Strathclyde University. Katarina Thomson is a freelance editor and a former Research Director at NatCen Catherine is involved in a number of ScotCen's studies with a particular focus on surveys. She has been director of the 2008-11 Scottish Health Survey and is involved in all stages of the project from questionnaire design through to reporting. The wide range of topics and policy areas covered in this one study make it a fascinating project to work on: from child obesity to adult dental health and alcohol consumption. As Deputy Director of ScotCen Catherine is also very involved in the day to day management of the organization, but maintains a strong involvement with projects, meaning that her research skills are put to good use regularly. Research interests Attitude formation Elections Governance and democracy