British Social Attitudes: Continuity and Change over Two by Alison Park, John Curtice, Katarina Thomson, Lindsey Jarvis,

By Alison Park, John Curtice, Katarina Thomson, Lindsey Jarvis, Catherine Bromley

'...an authoritative survey of social attitudes' - The day-by-day Telegraph 'The such a lot entire learn of public opinion' - monetary occasions '…the annual survey of British social attitudes - a rfile arguably extra major than the city and rural white papers rolled jointly ...' - New commence '…fascinating photo' - The parent '…a highly-respected annual research' - day-by-day Mail '…an imperative device not only for governments, but additionally for contemporary voters to appreciate their fellows, and themselves greater' - the days larger the yearly British Social Attitudes survey presents an crucial advisor to present political and social concerns in modern Britain. Compiled via Britain's biggest autonomous social study institute, the nationwide Centre for Social study, it describes and reports a vast diversity of present social attitudes and values derived from vast nation-wide interviews. This twentieth file summarizes and translates information from the newest survey and attracts worthwhile comparisons with findings of earlier years. the main finished overview of adjusting British social values on hand, the British Social Attitudes survey file is an important examining for someone looking a advisor to the topical matters and debates of at the present time or engaged in modern social and political learn. Tom Sefton, Centre for the research of Social Exclusion (CASE), London institution of Economics John Appleby The Kings' Fund Arturo Alvarez-Rosete, The Kings' Fund Ben Seyd, structure Unit John Curtice, Strathclyde college Geoffrey Evans, Nuffield collage Oxford Rosemary Crompton, urban college Michaela Brockmann, urban college Dick Wiggins, urban collage Catherine Rothan Oxford collage Anthony Heath, Oxford collage Alison Park , nationwide Centre for Social learn Paula Surridge, college of Bristol Steve Fisher, Oxford collage John Curtice, Strathclyde college Ian Christie, neighborhood Futures staff Sonia Exley, nationwide Centre for Social learn Catherine Bromley, nationwide Centre for Social study Ted Wragg, Exeter collage Lindsey Jarvis, nationwide Centre for Social learn

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In Glennerster, H. and Hills, J. ), The State of Welfare: The Economics of Social Spending, Oxford: Oxford University Press. , Townsend, P. and Williams, J. (2000), Poverty and Social Exclusion in Britain, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Hedges, A. (forthcoming), Exploring Public Attitudes towards Redistribution: a Qualitative Study, London: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion/National Centre for Social Research. Hills, J. (2002), ‘Following or leading public opinion? Social security policy and public attitudes since 1987’, Fiscal Studies, 23(4): 539–558.

But we find that this is, in fact, not the case, at least not for health and education. 6 compares the attitudes of public and private welfare users towards public spending on health, education, and social benefits taken as a whole. The two groups show similar levels of support for What we want from the welfare state 21 increased taxes and spending throughout this period. ) Moreover, as shown in the next table, analysis of the 2001 British Social Attitudes survey suggests that the attitudes of private welfare users towards public spending are not very different to those who rely on public provision.

Journal of Social Policy, 28(4): 643–665. 26 BRITISH SOCIAL ATTITUDES Department for Social Security (1998), A New Contract for Welfare: New Ambitions for Our Country, Cm 3805, London: The Stationery Office. Glennerster, H. ’, in Glennerster, H. and Hills, J. ), The State of Welfare: The Economics of Social Spending, Oxford: Oxford University Press. , Townsend, P. and Williams, J. (2000), Poverty and Social Exclusion in Britain, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Hedges, A. (forthcoming), Exploring Public Attitudes towards Redistribution: a Qualitative Study, London: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion/National Centre for Social Research.

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