Posts byBobby Duffy

Go home 2016, you’re drunk!

Most people in most countries think their country is going wrong. The outlook is extraordinarily bleak in places: in Mexico and France nearly everyone (89%) thinks their country is on the wrong track. Europeans are particularly gloomy – even in countries that are typically viewed as successful, like Germany and Sweden. Britain has a very…
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Millennial myths – and realities

One of the questions we’ve been asked most often over the last year by clients, journalists and commentators is “What do you have on Millennial attitudes and behaviours?” It is completely understandable that Millennials are attracting this sort of attention. They’re a big cohort of young people (usually defined as those born between 1980 and…
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Learning to live with austerity

After five years of cuts in local government, policing and Whitehall, with plenty more to come, how are public perceptions holding up? They are shifting – but in a way that has at least as much good as bad news for the Chancellor. In late 2015 we updated trends from 2012 – and the attention-grabbing findings…
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How ignorant are we?

We know from our 2013 ‘Perils of Perception’ study that people in Britain are wildly wrong on many basic facts about our population and key social issues. The average person has a pretty poor understanding of things like what proportion of the population are immigrants or Muslims, what percentage of teenage girls get pregnant each…
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