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British Social Attitudes Survey, 2009

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SN: 6695
Title: British Social Attitudes Survey, 2009
Alternative title: BSA
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6695-1
Series: British Social Attitudes Survey [British Social Attitudes Survey, 1983-]
Depositor: National Centre for Social Research
Principal investigator(s): National Centre for Social Research
Sponsor(s): Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Hera Trust
Department of Health
Department for Work and Pensions
Department for Education
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Office for Disability Issues
Department for Transport
Aalborg University (Denmark)
Economic and Social Research Council
Other acknowledgements: Ann Mair at Social Statistics Laboratory, University of Strathclyde for writing the SPSS setup program.

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National Centre for Social Research. (2011). British Social Attitudes Survey, 2009. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 6695, http://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-6695-1

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Subject Categories

Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture
Social indicators and quality of life - Society and culture

Abstract

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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.
Main Topics:
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.
The BSA 2009 questionnaires included modules covering: attitudes to public spending, social welfare, transport, health, education, inequalities, immigration and social inequality (the 2009 ISSP module).

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: June 2009 - November 2009
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: Countries
Government Office Regions
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Adults
Adults (18 and over) living in private households in Great Britain (excluding the 'crofting counties' north of the Caledonian Canal).

Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
The BSA survey is conducted annually.
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
See documentation for each BSA year for full details.
Number of units: 3,421 cases
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion
The interview is conducted by Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI).
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTADULTSAGE DISCRIMINATION
AGEAIR TRANSPORTAIR TRAVEL
ATTITUDESBICYCLESBOOKS
BRITISH POLITICAL PARTIESBROADBANDBUSES
CARE OF DEPENDANTSCARSCENSORSHIP
CENTRAL GOVERNMENTCHILD ABUSECHILD BENEFITS
CHILD CARECHILD SAFETYCHILDREN
CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTSCLASS CONFLICTCLIMATE CHANGE
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTCONSERVATIVE PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)COUNSELLING
CREDITDEATH PENALTYDEBILITATIVE ILLNESS
DECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENTDECISION MAKINGDENTAL EXAMINATIONS
DENTISTSDISABILITIESDISABILITY DISCRIMINATION
DISABLED PERSONSDISCRIMINATIONDRIVING
ECONOMIC ACTIVITYEDUCATIONEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCESELDERLYEMPLOYEES
EMPLOYERSEMPLOYMENT HISTORYEMPLOYMENT
ENGLANDENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESSENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAWETHNIC GROUPSEXAMINATIONS
FAMILIESFAMILY BENEFITSFAMILY MEMBERS
FATHER'S OCCUPATIONFINANCIAL DIFFICULTIESFLEXIBLE WORKING TIME
FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENTGENDERGENERAL PRACTITIONERS
GOVERNMENT POLICYGOVERNMENT ROLEGRANDCHILDREN
GRANDPARENTSGREAT BRITAINGREAT BRITAIN
HEALTH CONSULTATIONSHEALTH SERVICESHEALTH
HOME OWNERSHIPHOSPITAL OUTPATIENT SERVICESHOSPITAL SERVICES
HOSPITAL WAITING LISTSHOURS OF WORKHOUSEHOLD INCOME
HOUSEHOLDSHOUSING TENUREHUMAN RIGHTS
IMMIGRANTSIMMIGRATIONINCOME DISTRIBUTION
INCOMEINCOME-RELATED BENEFITSINFIDELITY
INSTITUTIONSINTERNET ACCESSINTERNET USE
INTERPERSONAL TRUSTJOB SECURITYJUDGMENTS (LEGAL)
LABOUR PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)LIFE SATISFACTIONLIVING CONDITIONS
LOW PAYMARITAL STATUSNATIONAL IDENTITY
NATIONALITYNEWSPAPER READERSHIPNEWSPAPERS
OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONSOCCUPATIONSONE-PARENT FAMILIES
OVERTIMEPARTNERSHIPS (PERSONAL)PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT
PASSENGERSPOLITICAL ALLEGIANCEPOLITICAL ATTITUDES
POLITICAL INFLUENCEPOLITICAL INTERESTPOLITICIANS
POPULATION DENSITYPOVERTYPREJUDICE
PRIMARY EDUCATIONPRIMARY SCHOOLSPRIVATE EDUCATION
PRIVATE SECTORPUBLIC EXPENDITUREPUBLIC SECTOR
PUBLIC TRANSPORTQUALIFICATIONSQUALITY OF LIFE
RACIAL PREJUDICERAILWAY TRAVELRATES OF PAY
REDUNDANCYRELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONRELIGIOUS ATTENDANCE
RENTED ACCOMMODATIONRETIREMENT AGERETIREMENT
ROAD TAXROAD TOLL CHARGESROAD TRAFFIC POLLUTION
ROAD TRAFFICRURAL AREASSATISFACTION
SAVINGSSCOTLANDSECONDARY EDUCATION
SECONDARY SCHOOLSSELF-EMPLOYEDSICKNESS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS
SOCIAL ATTITUDESSOCIAL CLASSSOCIAL HOUSING
SOCIAL INEQUALITYSOCIAL ISSUESSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
SOCIAL SERVICESSOCIAL SUPPORTSOCIAL WELFARE PHILOSOPHY
SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSSPEED LIMITSSPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
SPOUSE'S EMPLOYMENTSPOUSE'S OCCUPATIONSPOUSES
STANDARD OF LIVINGSTATE HEALTH SERVICESSTATE RESPONSIBILITY
STATE SCHOOLSSUPERVISORY STATUSTAX RELIEF
TAXATIONTELEPHONESTELEVISION VIEWING
TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIPTRADE UNIONSTRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES
TRAFFIC OFFENCESTRAVELTRUST IN GOVERNMENT
TRUSTUNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITSURBAN AREAS
WAGESWORKERS PARTICIPATIONWORKING CONDITIONS
WORKING MOTHERSWORKPLACE

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 09 February 2011
Copyright: Copyright National Centre for Social Research
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Questionnaires 6695questionnaires.pdf 2529
Showcards 6695showcards.pdf 731
User Guide 6695userguide.pdf 677
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6695_Information.htm 6
READ File read6695.htm 10
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Publications

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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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