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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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British Social Attitudes 38 out now
How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted public attitudes?
Inequality and Education: taking stock and finding solutions
Call for abstracts to present at this conference
Diet, Nutrition and Physical Activity in 2020: a follow-up study during COVID-19
Read our report for Public Health England
NatCen International – empowering societies for global change
Find out more about our ambitious international research programme
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 on Britain’s longest-running panel