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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 independence.
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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.
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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.
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.
RT @NatCen: 43.7% agree that same sex male couples can bring up a child as well as male-female couples http://t.co/L2imn7JJ3z #bsa30
02:48 PM - 05 Dec 2013
No change in gambling reforms in @HouseofCommons Latest research on gambling behavior in Scotland http://t.co/Z8agcCeHpM @LisaARutherford
11:57 AM - 05 Dec 2013
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