Archived press releases

Archived Press Releases

BSA 33: Only 1 in 3 trust the Government to make sure food is safe to eat

18 August, 2016
Only 1 in 3 people trust the Government to make sure food is safe to eat, according to a new report from NatCen's British Social Attitudes survey, which uncovers for the first time who the British public trust when it comes to the food supply chain.

BSA 33: Family, friends and work seen as having biggest impact on mental wellbeing

4 August, 2016
Nine in ten people say they are confident they know what it means to have good mental wellbeing according to a new report from NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey.

BSA 33: Big majority believe immigration increases pressure on schools and hospitals

3 July, 2016
New findings from NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey reveal widespread public concern that immigration is creating pressure on the NHS and on schools, but that concern about the economic and cultural impact of immigration has fallen.

BSA 33: Britain Divided? Public Attitudes after seven years of austerity

30 June, 2016
NatCen Social Research today released the 33rd annual British Social Attitudes report. This year's report focuses on how straightened times have affected how we feel about class, public spending and the workplace. We uncover a Britain that believes that the class divide has widened and which is feeling the impact of austerity, but is split over how to respond.

BSA 33: Men and middle-aged most sure of Brexit implications

25 May, 2016
There is considerable uncertainty about the likely implications of Britain leaving the European Union, but those who are interested in politics, the middle-aged and men are most likely to feel sure about what will happen.

BSA 33: Brits are deeply Eurosceptic, but may still vote to remain in the EU

14 January, 2016
New report uncovers widespread Euroscepticism among the British public, majority support for wide ranging reforms to the EU, and considerable concern about the cultural impact of the EU.

BSA 33: BSA suggests unrepresentative samples caused General Election polling error

14 January, 2016
Authored by leading psephologist, Prof John Curtice, this new report suggests that the polls called the General Election wrong primarily because the samples of people they polled were not adequately representative of the country as a whole.

BSA 32: Support for death penalty

13 January, 2016
Fewer than half of people in Britain back the death penalty – the first time support has dropped below 50% since NatCen began asking the public its view on capital punishment in 1986.

BSA 32: Five years of coalition government

26 March, 2015
The 32nd annual NatCen British Social Attitudes Report examines how the public has responded to this changing political landscape and to the policies of the Coalition Government.

BSA 31: Being British today

17 June, 2014
Debates about identity, integration and inclusion have rarely left the headlines this year. We have witnessed politicians disagreeing over immigration, Scottish independence and what it means to be British. But what do the British public think about these issues?

BSA 30: 30 years of insight

10 September, 2013
NatCen's 30th annual report into British Social Attitudes reveals a swing in public attitudes to welfare. Following a long-term decline, the latest report shows a rise in support for state benefits.

BSA 29: Anxiety Britain

17 September, 2012
Drawing on three decades of data, and spanning three recessions and seven elections, the report assesses how the public is reacting to economic difficulty and the toughest cuts in public spending since the Second World War.