By Alison Park, John Curtice, Katarina Thomson, Miranda Phillips, Elizabeth Clery, Sarah Butt

ISBN-10: 0857027077

ISBN-13: 9780857027078

ISBN-10: 1849203873

ISBN-13: 9781849203876

The yearly British Social Attitudes survey is conducted by way of Britain's greatest self sufficient social learn supplier, the nationwide Centre for Social study. It offers an imperative consultant to political and social concerns in modern Britain. This twenty sixth record summarises and translates information from the latest national survey, in addition to drawing useful comparisons with the findings of earlier years to supply a richer photograph and deeper knowing of adjusting British social values. The British Social Attitudes survey file is vital analyzing for a person looking a advisor to the topical concerns and debates of this day or engaged in modern social and political study.

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13 Base 574 386 14 BRITISH SOCIAL ATTITUDES Nevertheless, even if it does not seem to be undermining how good a job elections do in representing the views of the wider electorate, declining civic duty, and hence turnout, remains a cause for concern. Elections are not just occasions to elect MPs who reflect the balance of public opinion; they also provide an opportunity to express a common sense of community and support for the political system. Their ability to perform that role does depend on a high turnout and that role, at least, is apparently in danger of being undermined.

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Attitudes to taxation and spending The increase in health and education spending under New Labour, coupled with an increase in taxation, has been in marked contrast to what happened during much of the previous period of Conservative rule. The late 1980s in particular were a time of spending restraint. 1 per cent in 1988/1989 (HM Treasury, 2009b). 8 per cent in 1993/1994. So if the public has reacted like a thermostat to this issue over the years, we should have seen a marked rise and a subsequent fall in support for more spending in the period since 1983.

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