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The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) has today published new research from its 37th annual British Social Attitudes report, charting key trends in public attitudes towards welfare, government spending, national identity and immigration, central issues for society and the economy as Britain navigates the COVID-19 pandemic and its departure from the single market and customs union.
New research from NatCen’s latest British Social Attitudes report reveals striking levels of pessimism in both Scotland and England about current levels of social inequality, but finds that people in Scotland are slightly more ‘left wing’ than in England.
Despite a rise in insecure working patterns, Brits are positive about work, with 59% saying they would work even if they didn’t need the money.
Against a backdrop of government initiatives to help working families, such as shared parental leave and improved childcare provision, the British Social Attitudes Survey reveals that the proportion of people who think women should stay at home with their children has stayed the same since 2012.
Most Brits believe that climate change is happening, but few are very worried about it and only a minority feel very responsible to reduce it, according to the latest British Social Attitudes report.