Data corner

Understanding peoples values, and understanding society.

  •  The second full set of data from the Understanding Society – UK Household survey has been released. This ESRC longitudinal research project covered 30,500 households, including 54,600 adults and 5,000 children. See ESRC page or go direct to the new Understanding Society website
  •  A major study into the values of people in Britain has been carried out, questioning 4000 people on personal values as well as the values they most want to see reflected in their communities and the nation. It was done by Barrett Values Centre, in consultation with the Office for National Statistics and partnership with the charity Action for Happiness. The results are available for the UK as a whole, with separate breakdowns for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the nine English regions. See ‘UK Values Survey: Increasing Happiness by Understanding What People Value’ (pdf 719KB), headlines etc. via

(Source: Community Matters newsletter)