Survey of Londoners
Published: June 2019
A new study designed to provide a robust, up-to-date and representative evidence base on key issues for Greater London Authority’s social integration and wider social policy agendas.
The Survey of Londoners is a new study designed to provide a robust, up-to-date and representative evidence base on key issues for Greater London Authority’s social integration and wider social policy agendas.
- Most Londoners feel a sense of belonging to London (81%).
- Three in four Londoners feel a sense of belonging to their local area (74%).
- 60% of Londoners report a high personal well-being, although it is closely associated with economic advantage
- 8% of Londoners often or always feel lonely
- Three in four Londoners agree that their local area is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together (75%)
- Half of Londoners have been involved in informal volunteering over the past year (52%)
- Three in ten have been involved in formal volunteering (28%)
- Around a third of Londoners feel they have been treated unfairly in the last 12 months because of one or several protected characteristics or because of their social class (35%)
- 54% of Londoners think that it is a fair city, but 35% think it is not fair
- Around one in five adults in London have low or very low food security (21%). Of these, 60% are in work
The Survey of Londoners is a web-first survey of 6,601 Londoners aged 16+ using a stratified random probability design. It was designed to encourage participants to complete the survey online, but offered paper self-completion surveys to all non-responding households to maximise response and sample quality.
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