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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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British Social Attitudes: The Verdict on Five Years of Coalition Government
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British Social Attitudes blog: Reflecting on the Coalition
Read Penny Young's blog
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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Health & wellbeing
Our research spans general health and lifestyle studies to studies focusing on particular health issues or sections of the population.
We have substantial experience of conducting large, complex surveys, as well as in-depth, qualitative studies in most areas covered by family policies.
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.
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.
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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02:33 PM - 28 Apr 2015
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10:23 AM - 27 Apr 2015
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