Series

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-

SNStudy DescriptionAccess OnlineDownload / Order  
7809 British Social Attitudes Survey, 2014 Access data online with Nesstar
7500 British Social Attitudes Survey, 2013 Access data online with Nesstar
7476 British Social Attitudes Survey, 2012 Access data online with Nesstar
7237 British Social Attitudes Survey, 2011 Access data online with Nesstar
6969 British Social Attitudes Survey, 2010 Access data online with Nesstar
6695 British Social Attitudes Survey, 2009 Access data online with Nesstar
6390 British Social Attitudes Survey, 2008 Access data online with Nesstar
6240 British Social Attitudes Survey, 2007 Access data online with Nesstar
5823 British Social Attitudes Survey, 2006 Access data online with Nesstar
5618 British Social Attitudes Survey, 2005 Access data online with Nesstar
5329 British Social Attitudes Survey, 2004 Access data online with Nesstar
5235 British Social Attitudes Survey, 2003 Access data online with Nesstar
4838 British Social Attitudes Survey, 2002 Access data online with Nesstar
4615 British Social Attitudes Survey, 2001 Access data online with Nesstar
4486 British Social Attitudes Survey, 2000 Access data online with Nesstar
4318 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1999 Access data online with Nesstar
4131 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1998 Access data online with Nesstar
4072 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1997 Access data online with Nesstar
3921 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1996 -
3764 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1995 -
3572 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1994 -
3439 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1993 -
2952 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1991 -
2955 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1983-1991; Cumulative File -
2840 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1990 -
2723 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1989 -
2824 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1983-1989 -
2567 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1987 -
2197 British Social Attitudes Survey Panel Study, 1983-1986 -
2315 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1986 -
2096 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1985 -
2035 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1984 -
1935 British Social Attitudes Survey, 1983 -
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What is the BSA?

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How were the following attitude scales in the BSA derived: left-right, libertarian-authoritarian and welfarism?

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