'…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 organisation, the National Centre for Social Research. It provides an indispensable guide to political and social issues in contemporary Britain.
This 24th 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.
1. New families? Tradition and change in modern relationships - Simon Duncan and Miranda Phillips
2. Cohabitation and the law: myths, money and the media - Anne Barlow, Carole Burgoyne, Elizabeth Clery and Janet Smithson
3. Who does the housework? The division of labour within the home - Rosemary Crompton and Clare Lyonette
4. Talking the talk: national identity in England and Scotland - Frank Bechhofer and David McCrone
5. Is there still a public service ethos? - Peter John and Mark Johnson
6. Prejudice and the workplace - Chris Creegan and Chloe Robinson
7. Car use and climate change: do we practise what we preach? - Stephen Stradling, Jillian Anable, Tracy Anderson and Alexandra Cronberg
8. Where have all the readers gone? Popular newspapers and Britain's political health - John Curtice and Ann Mair
9. What makes a good citizen? Citizenship across the democratic world - Paul F Whiteley
10. The role of government: public values and party politics - Robert Johns and Stephen Padgett
11. Trends in sympathy for the poor - Peter Taylor-Gooby and Rose Martin
For more information on the National Centre for Social Research visit www.natcen.co.uk