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|Title:||British Social Attitudes Survey, 2001|
|Series:||British Social Attitudes Survey [British Social Attitudes Survey, 1983-]|
|Depositor:||National Centre for Social Research|
National Centre for Social Research
Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Economic and Social Research Council
Department for Education and Employment
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
Department of Health
Department of Social Security
Health and Safety Executive
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.Background
The British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey series began in 1983. The series is designed to produce annual measures of attitudinal movements which will complement large-scale government surveys such as the General Lifestyle Survey and the Labour Force Survey (held under GN 33090 and GN 33246 respectively), which deal largely with facts and behaviour patterns, as well as the data on party political attitudes produced by the polls. One of its main purposes is to allow the monitoring of patterns of continuity and change, and the examination of the relative rates at which attitudes, in respect of a range of social issues, change over time. Some questions are asked regularly, others less often. Funding for BSA comes a number of sources (including government departments, the Economic and Social Research Council and other research foundations), but final responsibility for the coverage and wording of the annual questionnaires rests with NatCen Social Research (formerly Social and Community Planning Research). The BSA has been conducted every year since 1983, except in 1988 and 1992 when core funding was devoted to the British Election Study (BES).
Further information about the series and links to publications may be found on the NatCen Social Research British Social Attitudes web page. In addition, a compilation of BSA data and documentation, including interactive descriptive statistics, is available via the BritSoCat web site, maintained by the Centre for Comparative European Survey Data.
International Social Survey Programme (ISSP)
The ISSP is run by a group of research organisations in different countries (currently 48 countries), each of which undertakes to field annually an agreed module of questions on a chosen topic area. Since 1985, an ISSP module has been included in one or more of the BSA self-completion questionnaires. Each module is chosen for repetition at intervals to allow comparisons both between countries and over time. See the ISSP catalogue record for further details, held under SN 7259.
The BSA questionnaire normally comprises two parts, one administered face-to-face and one for self-completion (since 1985, one of the self-completion option questionnaires includes the ISSP module). Each year the interview questionnaire contains a number of 'core' questions, which are repeated in most years. In addition, a wide range of background and classificatory questions is included. The remainder of the questionnaire is devoted to a series of questions (modules) on a range of social, economic, political and moral issues - some asked regularly, others less often. Cross-indexes of those questions asked more than once appear in the reports.
|In the 2001 survey, information was collected on a number of social issues including the following: political attitudes, public spending and welfare, health care, understanding of public policy, labour market issues, health and safety in the workplace, national identity, education, drugs, and transport, Demographic data were were also collected. The topic of the ISSP module was social networks.
The questionnaires contain three scales developed by researchers involved in the British Social Attitudes survey series and the British Election Study (BES) series. These are: 'libertarian/authoritarian'; 'left/right'; and 'welfarist'. For details see the forthcoming Technical Report on the 2001 BSA survey.
|Dates of fieldwork:||2001|
Government Office Regions
Local Authority Districts
Standard Statistical Regions
Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Adults (18 and over) living in private households in Great Britain (excluding the 'crofting counties' north of the Caledonian Canal).
Repeated cross-sectional study
The BSA survey is conducted annually.
Multi-stage stratified random sample
See documentation for each BSA year for full details.
|Number of units:||6200 (target) 3287 (obtained)|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Self-completion
The interview is conducted by Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI).
|Weighting:||No information recorded|
|ACCIDENTS AT WORK||ADULTS||AGE DISCRIMINATION|
|APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT||APPOINTMENTS||ASIANS|
|BRITISH POLITICAL PARTIES||BUSES||BUSINESSES|
|CANNABIS||CAR PARKING AREAS||CARE OF DEPENDANTS|
|CARE OF THE ELDERLY||CARS||CENSORSHIP|
|CHILD BENEFITS||CHILD CARE||CHILD DAY CARE|
|CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE||COST OF LIVING||CREDIT|
|CRIME AND SECURITY||CULTURAL IDENTITY||CULTURAL VALUES|
|CYCLE LANES||DEATH PENALTY||DECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT|
|DEPRESSION||DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION||DISABLED PERSONS|
|DRIVING||DRUG ADDICTION||DRUG USE|
|ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||ECONOMIC CONDITIONS||ECSTASY (DRUG)|
|EDUCATION||EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||EDUCATIONAL EXPENDITURE|
|EDUCATIONAL FEES||EDUCATIONAL GRANTS||ELECTIONS|
|EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW||ETHNIC GROUPS||ETHNIC MINORITIES|
|FREEDOM OF SPEECH||FRIENDSHIP||FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT|
|GENDER||GENERAL PRACTITIONERS||GOVERNMENT POLICY|
|GREAT BRITAIN||GREAT BRITAIN||HAPPINESS|
|HOME OWNERSHIP||HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT SERVICES||HOSPITAL SERVICES|
|HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS||HOSTILITY||HOURS OF WORK|
|HOUSING||ILL HEALTH||INCOME DISTRIBUTION|
|INCOME TAX||INCOME||INDUSTRIAL INJURIES|
|JOB HUNTING||JOB REQUIREMENTS||LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT|
|LOANS||LOWER HOUSE||LSD (DRUG)|
|MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS||MANAGERS||MARITAL STATUS|
|MEDICAL CARE||MEDICAL INSURANCE||MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT|
|MIDDLE CLASS||MONEY||MORAL VALUES|
|MOTHERS||MOTOR VEHICLES||NATIONAL ECONOMY|
|NATIONAL IDENTITY||NATIONAL PRIDE||NATIONALISM|
|NEWSPAPER READERSHIP||NEWSPAPERS||NORTHERN IRELAND|
|OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY||ONE-PARENT FAMILIES||PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT|
|PEDESTRIANS||PERIODICALS||PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR|
|PETROL||POLICE SERVICES||POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE|
|POLITICAL ATTITUDES||POLITICAL INTEREST||POLITICAL SYSTEMS|
|PRIMARY SCHOOLS||PRISON SYSTEM||PRIVATE EDUCATION|
|PRIVATE HEALTH SERVICES||PRIVATE SECTOR||PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION|
|PUBLIC EXPENDITURE||PUBLIC TRANSPORT||QUALIFICATIONS|
|RACIAL DISCRIMINATION||RACIAL PREJUDICE||RAILWAY TRANSPORT|
|RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION||RELIGIOUS ATTENDANCE||RENTED ACCOMMODATION|
|RETRAINING||ROAD TAX||ROAD TOLL CHARGES|
|SECONDARY EDUCATION||SECONDARY SCHOOLS||SELF-EMPLOYED|
|SELF-ESTEEM||SEX DISCRIMINATION||SINGLE EUROPEAN CURRENCY|
|SOCIAL ATTITUDES||SOCIAL CLASS||SOCIAL INEQUALITY|
|SOCIAL ISSUES||SOCIAL NETWORKS||SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY|
|SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS||SOCIAL SKILLS||SOCIAL SUPPORT|
|SOCIAL WELFARE EXPENDITURE||SOCIAL WELFARE PHILOSOPHY||SPORTS CLUBS|
|SPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||SPOUSE'S EMPLOYMENT||SPOUSE'S OCCUPATION|
|SPOUSES||STANDARD OF LIVING||STATE HEALTH SERVICES|
|STATE RESPONSIBILITY||STATE RETIREMENT PENSIONS||STUDENT LOANS|
|SUPERVISORS||TAXATION||TERMINATION OF SERVICE|
|TERTIARY EDUCATION||TOBACCO||TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP|
|UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS||UNEMPLOYMENT||URBAN AREAS|
|VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATES||VOTING BEHAVIOUR||VOTING INTENTION|
|WEALTHY PERSONS||WHITE PEOPLE||WORK ATTITUDE|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||10 February 2003|
|Copyright:||Copyright National Centre for Social Research|
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By principal investigator(s):
Links to publications may be found on the NatCen Social Research British Social Attitudes web page.
Social and Community Planning Research (1983-1988) British Social Attitudes technical report, London: SCPR, annual.
Social and Community Planning Research (1989-1995) British Social Attitudes and Northern Ireland Social Attitudes: technical report, London: SCPR.
McGrath, K. and Waterton, J. (1986) British Social Attitudes: 1983-1986 panel survey technical report, London: SCPR.
Brook, L. et al. (compilers) (1992) British Social Attitudes cumulative sourcebook: the first six surveys, Aldershot: Gower. ISBN 0566058294.
Social and Community Planning Research (1996) British Social Attitudes, Young People's Social Attitudes and Northern Ireland Social Attitudes: technical report, London: SCPR.
Social and Community Planning Research (1997) British Social Attitudes and Northern Ireland Social Attitudes: 1995 surveys: technical report, London: SCPR.
Lilley, S. et al. (1998) British Social Attitudes and Northern Ireland Social Attitudes: 1996 surveys: technical report, London: SCPR.
Bromley, C. et al. (1999) British Social Attitudes 1997 survey: technical report, London: National Centre for Social Research.
Thomson, K. et al. (2001) British Social Attitudes 1999 survey: technical report, London: National Centre for Social Research.
Jowell, R. and Airey, C. (eds.) (1984) British Social Attitudes: the 1984 report, Aldershot: Gower. ISBN 0566007371.
Jowell, R. and Witherspoon, S. (eds.) (1985) British Social Attitudes: the 1985 report, Aldershot: Gower. ISBN 0566007517.
Jowell, R. Witherspoon, S. and Brook, L. (eds.) (1986) British Social Attitudes: the 1986 report, Aldershot: Gower. ISBN 0566007525.
Jowell, R. Witherspoon, S. and Brook, L. (eds.) (1987) British Social Attitudes: the 1987 report, Aldershot: Gower. ISBN 0566007533.
Jowell, R., Witherspoon, S. and Brook, L. (eds.) (1988) British Social Attitudes: the 5th report, Aldershot: Dartmouth Publishing. ISBN 0566057719.
Jowell, R., Witherspoon, S. and Brook, L. (eds.) (1990) British Social Attitudes: the 7th report, Aldershot: Dartmouth Publishing. ISBN 0566058405.
Jowell, R., Brook, L. and Taylor, B. (eds.) (1991) British Social Attitudes: the 8th report, Aldershot: Dartmouth Publishing. ISBN 1855212587.
Jowell, R. et al. (eds.) (1994) British Social Attitudes: the 11th report, Aldershot: Dartmouth Publishing. ISBN 1855216124.
Jowell, R. et al. (eds.) (1995) British Social Attitudes: the 12th report, Aldershot: Dartmouth Publishing.
Jowell, R. et al. (eds.) (1996) British Social Attitudes: the 13th report, Aldershot: Dartmouth Publishing. ISBN 1855216078.
Jowell, R. et al. (eds.) (1997) British Social Attitudes: the 14th report: the end of conservative values, Aldershot: Ashgate.
Jowell, R. et al. (eds.) (1998) British - and European - Social Attitudes: the 15th report - how Britain differs, Aldershot: Ashgate.
Jowell, R. et al. (eds.) (1999) British Social Attitudes: the 16th report: who shares New Labour values?, Aldershot: Ashgate.
Jowell, R. et al. (eds.) (2000) British Social Attitudes: the 17th report - focusing on diversity, London: Sage.
Park, A. et al. (eds.) British Social Attitudes: the 18th report: public policy, social ties, London: Sage.
Brook, L. (1998) 'What drives support for higher public spending' in P.F. Taylor-Gooby (ed) Choice and Public Policy, London: Macmillan.
Bryson, C. and Jarvis, L. (2000) Trends in attitudes to health care 1983-1998: report based on results from the British Social Attitudes surveys, London: National Centre for Social Research. ISBN 0904607550.
Park, A. et al. (eds.) (2004) British Social Attitudes: the 21st report, London: Sage.
Park, A. et al. (eds.) (2005) British Social Attitudes: the 23rd report, London: Sage.
Park, A. et al. (eds.) (2007) British Social Attitudes: the 24th report, London: Sage.
Park, A. et al. (eds.) (2009) British Social Attitudes: the 25th report, London: Sage.
Park, A. et al. (eds.) (2010) British Social Attitudes: the 26th report, London: Sage.
Park, A. et al. (eds.) (2010) British Social Attitudes: the 27th report, London: Sage.
Park, A., Clery, E , Curtice, J., Phillips, M and Utting, D. (eds.) (2011) British Social Attitudes: the 28th report, London: Sage. Retrieved February 16th, 2011 from http://www.natcen.ac.uk/study/british-social-attitudes-28th-report
Park, A., Clery, E., Curtice, J., Phillips, M. and Utting, D. (eds.) (2012) British Social Attitudes: the 29th Report, London: NatCen Social Research. Retrieved March 11th, 2013 from http://www.natcen.ac.uk/bsa29
Park, A., Bryson, C., Clery, E., Curtice, J. and Phillips, M. (eds.) (2013) British Social Attitudes: the 30th Report, London: NatCen Social Research, ISBN 978-1-907236-28-0. Retrieved April 2nd, 2014 from http://bsa-30.natcen.ac.uk/
Park, A., Curtice, J. and Bryson, C. (eds.) (2014) British Social Attitudes: the 31st Report, London: NatCen Social Research. Retrieved from http://bsa-31.natcen.ac.uk/
Park, A., Curtice, J. and Bryson, C. (eds.) (2015) British Social Attitudes: the 32nd Report, London: NatCen Social Research. Retrieved from http://bsa.natcen.ac.uk/
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