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'...an authoritative survey of social attitudes' - The day-by-day Telegraph 'The so much entire examine of public opinion' - monetary occasions `The Rolls Royce of opinion surveys' - the days The British Social Attitudes survey sequence is conducted by means of Britain's biggest self sufficient social examine institute, the nationwide Centre for Social learn. It presents an fundamental consultant to present political and social matters in modern Britain. the main entire evaluation of adjusting British social values on hand, the British Social Attitudes survey record is an important analyzing for someone looking a consultant to the topical matters and debates of this present day or engaged in modern social and political study.

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9 Age, sex, parental education and household income were selected as they have previously been found to be related to political interest and party identification among young people (Park, 1995, 1999; Egerton, 2002). And adult political interest and party identification were included so as to explore the relationship between the political engagement of parents and their children. 1 describes the factors that emerged as significantly associated with political interest in 1994 and 2003, with the group who were most likely to be interested in politics or to identify with a party shown in brackets.

Closer inspection of the figures reveals some interesting patterns, many of which echo what we saw above. Take the issue of whether welfare benefits prevent people from “standing on their own two feet”, in 1987 around a third of both classes agreed with this statement, by 2003, however, we find that not only has a gap opened up between middle - and working-class people’s views (of 12 percentage points) but it is the views of working-class people that stand out as being particularly strident. On the issue of whether welfare recipients are genuinely deserving we find that working-class people have actually always tended to be the most doubtful and have become more so.

And Hastie, C. , Jarvis, L. and Bromley, C. (eds), British Social Attitudes: the 19th Report, London: Sage Walker, R. and Wiseman, M (2003), ‘Reforming US welfare again and again’, Social Policy and Society, 2(2): 109 –112 Wyn Jones, R. and Scully, R. (2005 forthcoming), ‘Devolution and Electoral Politics in Wales’, in Jeffery, C. and Hough, D. ), Devolution in Comparative Context, Manchester: Manchester University Press Acknowledgeme nts The National Centre for Social Research is grateful to the Department for Work and Pensions, and its predecessors, for their financial support which enabled us to ask most of the questions reported in this chapter over the years, although the views expressed in the chapter are those of the author alone.

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