The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports have published the results from their Community Life Survey 2017-18 (pdf), in July 2018. This survey is a key evidence source on social cohesion, community engagement and social action, in England.
This report summarises the results from the 2017-18 survey, which ran from August 2017 to March 2018.
Of those who took part in the 2017-18 Community Life Survey:
- 85% felt they belonged to Britain
- In 2017-18, 77% of people said they were either fairly or very satisfied with their local area, a decrease since 2013-14, when 80% were satisfied
- In 2017-18, 26% of respondents agreed that they are able to influence decisions affecting their local area. This has remained fairly consistent since 2013-14
- White people were more likely to say they ‘never’ felt lonely than Asian or Black people, with 24% of saying they never feel lonely compared with 17% of Asian people and 15% of Black people.