British Social Attitudes: The verdict on five years of coalition government

British Social Attitudes: The verdict on five years of coalition government was published by NatCen in 2015.

2010 saw the formation of Britain’s first coalition government since 1945. This summary of NatCen’s 32nd British Social Attitudes report takes stock of the public’s reactions to the last five years. How have the public responded to the Coalition’s radical programme of public service reform and spending cuts? Has the political upheaval associated with the rise of UKIP coincided with an increase in Euroscepticism? And as we enter another general election campaign, how is the political health of the nation?

Each year NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey asks around 3,000 people what it’s like to live in Britain and what they think about how Britain is run.