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Thursday, 22nd January, 2009

The British Social Attitudes 25th Report was published on 28 January 2009. The annual report provides an indispensable guide to political and social issues in contemporary Britain. It summarises and interprets data from the most recent nationwide survey, and draws invaluable comparisons with the findings of previous years to provide a richer picture and deeper understanding of changing British social values. Edited by a team including John Curtice – one of our Programme’s researchers – the report is compiled for Britain’s largest independent social research organisation, the National Centre for Social Research.More information from Sage, the publisher. 

The press release is available here  25th BSA Report Press release (pdf) and contains  summaries of all chapters including ‘Do people want choice and diversity of provision in public services?’ by John Curtice and Oliver Heath and ‘The NHS: satisfied now?’ by John Appleby and Miranda Phillips.

Interested in reading more? Download John Curtice’s chapter ‘Is there an English backlash? Reactions to Devolution’ now:

In the news:

Choice ‘doesn’t always mean better’  Public Service, 29/1/2009

Public still wary over NHS ‘privatisation’, HealthInvestor,  28/1/2009

NHS is at its ‘most popular’ since 1984 , HealthcareRepublic, 28/1/2009

Social Attitudes survey shows Britain to be a caring society, The Times, 28/1/2009

Speech by the Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP, Secretary of State for Health: NHS Chairs Conference: Care and compassion in the 21st century, 28/1/2009

One in three English people believes Scotland gets too much from taxpayer, The Telegraph, 27/1/2009