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British Social Attitudes 28
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British Social Attitudes 28

28th Edition
Edited by:


December 2011 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The annual British Social Attitudes survey is carried out by Britain's largest independent social research organisation, NatCen 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 28th Report sits on a cusp: reflecting people's experiences of Britain under Labour, but also informed by their hopes, fears and expectations of life under the Coalition. Areas covered include an analysis of Britain's democratic health, as well as an exploration of views about key policy areas such as the NHS, education, transport and welfare. It also examines the extent to which attitudes to the environment are changing over time, as well as Britain's changing religious identity.

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
Bridging the Gulf? Britain's Democracy after the 2010 Election
John Curtice and Rachel Ormston
On the Road to Divergence? Trends in Public Opinion in Scotland and England
Geoffrey Evans and James Tilley
Private Schools and Public Divisions: The Influence of Fee-Paying Education on Social Attitudes
Sonia Exley
Parental Freedom to Choose and Educational Equality
Anna Zimdars, Alice Sullivan and Anthony Heath
A Limit to Expansion? Attitudes to University Funding, Fees and Opportunities
Eleanor Taylor
Concern about Climate Change: A Paler Shade of Green?
Eleanor Taylor
Congested Britain? Public Attitudes to Car Use
Glen Bramley
Homes, Planning and Changing Policies
Elizabeth Clery
Taking the Pulse: Attitudes to the Health Service
Elizabeth Clery
Growing up in Britain
Elizabeth Clery
Fewer Children in Poverty: Is It a Public Priority?
Lucy Lee
Losing Faith?

For nearly 30 years, the annual British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey has documented changes and continuities in British society. Throughout a range of areas, from welfare and inequality to sexuality and race, the BSA has been an invaluable tool for social scientists in understanding how and why public opinion shifts. It is unlikely, however, that a BSA survey has ever been conducted at a more important – and troubled – time...As usual, the BSA series provides a range of fascinating insights into the changing values of British society. Further, this year’s report has been redesigned compared to others and now includes more snappy and visual summaries of the key findings
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