UK Data Service series record for:

British Social Attitudes Survey

Series abstract

The British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey series, which began in 1983, is designed to produce annual measures of attitudinal movements to complement information gathered from a) large-scale government surveys that deal largely with facts and behaviour patterns, and b) party political attitudes data produced by the polls. One of the main purposes of the BSA is to monitor patterns of continuity and change, and examine the relative rates at which social attitudes change over time.

Data access

GN 33168  |  British Social Attitudes Survey, 1983-

Related studies:

Study of Attitudes to Public and Private Welfare, 1984 (SN 1886)
British General Election Study, 1983; Cross-Section Survey (SN 2005)
British Election Campaign Study, 1987 (SN 2655)
Study of The Labour Party Membership, December 1989 - May 1990 (SN 2920)
British Social Attitudes Survey, 1983-1998 : Employment Data (SN 4453)
Devolution and Constitutional Change, 2001 (SN 4766)
Union Wage Premium in the USA and UK, 1983-2001 (SN 4976)
Public Understanding of Genomics and the Dynamics of Opinion Change: a Panel Study, 2003-2004 (SN 5147)
Employment and the Family: Great Britain, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Norway and Portugal, 2002 (SN 5229)
National Identity and Constitutional Change in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, 2001 and 2003 (SN 5249)
Scottish Minorities Survey, 2003-2004 (SN 5344)
Exploring Data, Second Edition: Teaching Datasets, 1958-2005 (SN 6096)
Attitudes to Genetically Modified Foods, 2009 (SN 6616)

Related case studies:

Religion and national identification in the UK: An exploration
Does spatial segregation affect our attitudes to inequality?
The education effect: How education is associated with personal and social benefits
Introducing sociology students to quantitative research methods
Getting to grips with statistics
Connecting data to subjects that inspire students
Introducing students to politics through real data
Using government survey evidence to explore fear of crime

Related support guides:

What is SPSS 20 for Windows?
What is weighting?
Likert Items and Scales (Survey Question Bank Methods Fact Sheet 1)
Measuring Educational Attainment (Survey Question Bank Topic Overview 6)
How to download a subset of survey data using Nesstar (Video)
Search for variables and questions from the British Social Attitudes Survey.

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