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We’re Britain’s largest independent social research agency. By really understanding the complexity of people's lives and attitudes, 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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Access to Post: Millions without mail
What is the extent of post insecurity in the UK, who is most affected, and what are the impacts?
Public satisfaction with the NHS and social care in 2019
The Kings' Fund report based on British Social Attitudes data
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
Wellcome Monitor 2020: Covid-19 Study
A snapshot of the experiences of the public after lockdown measures were first implemented in Britain and at the height of the outbreak.
British Social Attitudes 36
Read the key findings on public attitudes to religion, science, relationships, gender identity, inequality and the EU or download the full report
Commission questions for high quality data