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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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New: Scottish Social Attitudes - Dementia
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Evaluation of Section 1 of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012
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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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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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17% of mothers aged -20 have Highers or above, compared to 80% of those aged 25+, shows @growingupinscot study http://t.co/0KtDesuiZ0
09:55 AM - 31 Jul 2015
RT @NatCen: In #Europe but not run by Europe: 38% of Brits want to stay in EU but reduce its powers http://t.co/defjsajpyQ #brexit #Farage
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