Majority of Brits think A&E services are over used but half think it is hard to get a GP appointment
The first ever large-scale research into attitudes towards emergency care from the most recent British Social Attitudes Survey - carried out by The National Centre for Social Research and funded by the National Institute for Health Research - reveals significant differences in perspectives by a range of socio-demographic factors, such as area deprivation, age, young children in the household and gender.
A Britain that is losing its religion, has faith in science and is adopting more liberal ideas about sex and relationships
This year’s British Social Attitudes Survey finds a nation displaying multiple and sometimes rapidly changing identities, with Brexit continuing to divide.
Number of atheists more than doubles in two decades as less than half of Brits express confidence in Churches
The number of people who don’t believe in God has more than doubled in the past two decades, according to the most recent British Social Attitudes Survey, Britain’s longest running survey of public opinion.
A third of Brits say parental leave should be evenly shared, but around half still think it’s best that mothers do most of the childcare
Against a suite of government policies designed to enable parents to share childcare responsibilities more equally such as Shared Parental Leave, the British Social Attitudes Survey finds that 51% of people think the best option for a family with a pre-schooler is for the mother to do most of the childcare, despite 34% saying that parental leave should be evenly split between parentsi. In 2012, just 22% favoured the fifty-fifty split option.
Majority of childcare providers offer 30 hours free entitlement but regional disparities exist
The majority of childcare providers in England are offering 30 hours of free childcare, but there are clear differences in offering and delivery of the hours by provider type and by region. The first nationally representative study of early years and childcare providers, following the national rollout of the government policy in September 2017, reveals differences in how providers in different regions engage with the policy. It also finds that a third of school nurseries and just under a quarter of childminders are not offering 30 hours.