British Social Attitudes: The 26th Report (British Social by Alison Park, John Curtice, Katarina Thomson, Miranda

By Alison Park, John Curtice, Katarina Thomson, Miranda Phillips, Elizabeth Clery, Sarah Butt

The once a year British Social Attitudes survey is conducted via Britain's biggest autonomous social study business enterprise, the nationwide Centre for Social examine. It offers an fundamental advisor to political and social concerns in modern Britain. This twenty sixth file summarises and translates info from the latest national survey, in addition to drawing useful comparisons with the findings of prior years to supply a richer photo and deeper knowing of adjusting British social values. The British Social Attitudes survey file is key studying for someone looking a consultant to the topical concerns and debates of this day or engaged in modern social and political examine.

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And Whiteley, P. , Stewart, M. and Whiteley, P. (2004), Political Choice in Britain, Oxford: Oxford University Press Curtice, J. (2006), ‘Losing the Voting Habit’, in Gough, R. , Fisher, S. and Lessard-Phillips, L. , Phillips, M. and Johnson, M. ), British Social Attitudes: the 23rd Report – Perspectives on a changing society, London: Sage Dalton, R. (2004), Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices, Oxford: Oxford University Press Deacon, D. (2004), ‘Politicians, Privacy and Media Intrusion in Britain’, Parliamentary Affairs, 57: 9–23 Downs, A.

5. This is not to deny that there is a link between social trust and civic duty. In 2005, among those who said that most people can be trusted, 71 per cent felt a sense of civic duty, whereas this was only true of 57 per cent of those who said that you cannot be too careful dealing with people. Evidently, civic duty has declined despite the fact that social trust has not. 6. Though, as the 2001 and 2008 surveys are only seven years apart, the age groups in 2008 are not exactly the same as in 1991 and 2001.

In contrast, where the electorate is responding thermostatically to changes in levels of public spending, there is no particular reason why one party’s supporters should react more strongly than any others. Conservative supporters, who in 1997 felt that more should be spent on health and education, may well have been no more or no less likely than Labour supporters to have felt by 2007 that enough was enough (Soroka and Wlezien, 2008). First, though, we need to consider what we mean by a Conservative or Labour ‘supporter’.

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