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We’re Britain’s largest independent social research organisation. By really understanding the complexity of people's lives, we give the public a powerful role in shaping decisions and services that make a difference to everyone.
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As leaders in social research, we know the impacts of COVID-19 will shape society for years to come.
We’re finding out how older people are coping, and tracking people’s time use during lockdown. We’ve helped evaluate the contact tracing app pilot on the Isle of Wight. Now, we’re working on the major COVID-19 infection study to assess prevalence of the disease in the UK.
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Public attitudes to climate change
Read the report to find out how attitudes have changed across Great Britain before and since the COVID-19 pandemic
Society Watch 2021: Mental health - Should we be worried?
Read the new report
The ELSA (English Longitudinal Study of Aging) – Impact of the Coronavirus outbreak study will help to understand the impact that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is having on the health and lives of people aged 50 years and over.
If you have been invited to take part, you can access the online survey at survey.natcen.ac.uk/ELSA.
Find out more about the study
Our independent evaluation of the National Online Tuition Pilot
The pilot was delivered by four established tutoring organisations and reached 1,425 learners in 65 schools.
Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers
Major research project that provides the DfE with the critical information needed to monitor and evaluate childcare and early years provision
Commission questions for high-quality data