‘Gendered double standard’ in attitudes to working mothers
The UK public are four times more likely to disapprove of mothers with young children working full-time than fathers in the same situation, according to a new British Social Attitudes report published today by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen).
Greater mental distress and loneliness among people shielding during the pandemic, survey finds
The Scottish Health Survey - Telephone Survey 2020, published by Scottish Government and conducted by the Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen), finds people advised to shield were more likely to have reported mental distress and loneliness during the pandemic. The survey also suggests men have been less likely than women to keep in frequent contact with friends, neighbours or relatives since lockdown.
Even people who think immigration is beneficial back immigration control
A series of in-depth polling weekends held with members of the British public has found strong support for controlling immigration between the UK and the EU and for maintaining food standards and consumer regulations after the transition period.
NatCen to investigate impacts of COVID-19 on UK LGBT+ communities
Researchers from the National Centre for Social Research will assess the COVID-19 pandemic’s ongoing impact on UK LGBT+ communities, and how the LGBT+ voluntary and community sectors can be best supported to respond.
Has COVID-19 shifted public attitudes? Not yet at least, finds survey
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed everyday life and seen unprecedented government intervention in the economy and society. Yet the public’s views on welfare, public spending and individual freedoms have scarcely changed since the pandemic began, a new post-lockdown survey by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) reveals today.
However, the government’s decision to spend money on keeping people in jobs, and on increased welfare benefit for those without one, does match a changed public mood that was already in evidence before the pandemic.