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We’re the Scottish arm of Britain’s largest independent social research agency. For over 10 years we’ve worked for government and charities to find out what people really think about important social issues.
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What Scotland Thinks provides impartial, current information on public attitudes to Scottish devolution.
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Will the public back a freeze on in work benefits? Here is the latest from BSA on public attitudes to benefits: http://t.co/PxP9rhIvh4
03:54 PM - 29 Sep 2014
RT @NatCen: Today we're launching an animation about our smoking drinking and drugs survey among young people. Watch it here: http://t.co/1…
10:55 AM - 25 Sep 2014
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Social & political attitudes
Our considerable experience of measuring and interpreting social attitudes is best exemplified by our British Social Attitudes survey, set up in 1983.
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Schools, education & training
We conduct a number of studies relating to education and skills, from evaluations of school-based initiatives, to studies into childcare provision.
We have substantial experience of conducting large, complex surveys, as well as in-depth, qualitative studies in most areas covered by family policies.
Crime & justice
Our work spans: victimisation and crime & punishment; the civil justice system; and the organisation of the legal profession.
Equality & diversity
We have a long tradition and extensive experience of conducting research about social inclusion.
Health & wellbeing
Our research spans general health and lifestyle studies to studies focusing on particular health issues or sections of the population.
Income & work
Our work in this area includes taking stock of the financial circumstances of the population as a whole, as well as smaller more specific studies.
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