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We find out what people really think about important social issues and how Britain is run.
Our research helps government and charities make the right decisions about the big issues.
British Social Attitudes 37
The British Social Attitudes survey has been carried out annually since 1983 and is our longest running survey. Over 90,000 people have taken part in the study so far.
Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers
Major research project that provides the Department for Education with the critical information needed to monitor and evaluate childcare and early years provision.
Access to Post
Citizens Advice commissioned NatCen to conduct research into post insecurity in the UK: what is the extent of post insecurity in the UK, who is most affected, and what are the impacts?
Wellcome Monitor 2020: Covid-19 Study
The Wellcome Monitor is a study of the British adult population’s awareness of, knowledge of, engagement with, and attitudes towards, science and health research.
Alternatives to detention
UNHCR has commissioned NatCen Social Research to evaluate Action Access. Action Access is the first alternative to detention (ATD) being piloted in the UK under the Home Office’s Community Engagement Pilot (CEP) series.
National Travel Survey
The only annual survey to look at how, why, when and where we travel.
Contact following placement in care, adoption or special guardianship: implications for children and young people’s wellbeing
This evidence review examines the implications of contact for the wellbeing of children and young people who have been separated from their birth relatives in public-law contexts.
Trends and context in women’s mental health
This research produces temporal trends for a range of different indicators of mental disorder, taking a gender-informed perspective on context and risk.
Gambling treatment needs and gap analysis in Great Britain
This report synthesises findings across all strands of GambleAware’s recent programme of studies and reports on current need, demand and use of gambling treatment and support in Great Britain.
Food and You
The latest report from the Food Standards Agency's flagship consumer survey is now available.
Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey
British Social Attitudes
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Survey
ELSA - English Longitudinal Study of Aging
English Housing Survey
Family Resources Survey
Health Survey for England
National Child Development Study
National Diet and Nutrition Survey
NatSal - National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles
National Travel Survey