Description - British Social Attitudes by Alison Park
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'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.
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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. Elizabeth Clery is Senior Researcher at NatCen and Co-Director of the British Social Attitudes survey series