British Social Attitudes data on self-reported racial prejudice

Data from NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey released by the Guardian in May 2014 reveals there is more self-reported racial prejudice in Britain than there was 10 years ago.

Omar Khan, acting director of the Runnymede Trust – Britain’s leading independent race equality thinktank – said the data should be noted by all the main parties:

This nails the lie that the problem of racism has been overcome in Britain or that somehow when Jeremy Clarkson said the things he did it is some sort of anomaly that does not tap into a wider problem.

The British Social Attitudes survey has been carried out annually since 1983.