What we do

Our reputation for conducting complex and robust social research is second to none.
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The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen)'s success has been built on its independence and trust, its relevance to society and its high-quality social research. Our experience is in collecting, analysing and presenting evidence. 

We partner with government, charities and other organisations to help them better connect with and understand the public. Through explaining what people really think, feel and do, we help decision makers to make more confident and informed choices. We can advise on and deliver a variety of research solutions, presenting insights into human behaviour and attitudes, helping you to understand your stakeholders better.

NatCen offers a team of interviewers and biomedical workers throughout the UK, providing telephone, web and mobile surveys, and we deliver everything from survey design to administering data collection.