Report on ‘Public Perceptions of Disabled People’

In January 2011, the Office for Disability Issues published ‘Public Perceptions of Disabled People. Evidence from the British Social Attitudes Survey 2009’ by Luke Staniland.

The results show that attitudes towards disabled people have improved since 2005, when comparable questions were last included in the British Social Attitudes Survey. There is, however, belief that prejudice towards disabled people is widespread. Almost 8 out of 10 respondents felt that there is either a lot or a little prejudice towards disabled people.

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Click here for link to Office for Disability Issues website