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2015 Favourite facts

References 1. 29% of women in G20 say they have experienced harassment at work: 61% never report it! https://www.ipsos-mori.com/researchpublications/researcharchive/3632/New-global-poll-reveals-the-top-5-workplace-challenges-facing-G20-women.aspx The survey was carried out online by Ipsos Global @dvisor from 24 July– 7 August 2015 in the following 17 countries: Argentina, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan and…
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Kaleidoscopic Britain and triple tensions

Following the referendum in Scotland last year, 2015 saw an equally tumultuous general election which held a mirror up to Britain and social change. As the ‘father of psephology’ Sir David Butler wrote in the 1950s, “politics are peripheral to the lives of most people; they think and act in relation to their immediate environment…
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Exit Polls?

The chimes of Big Ben at 10pm on Thursday 7th May were followed by an exit poll heralding a Conservative victory that surprised politicians, commentators, forecasters and, of course, us pollsters (Ben Page discusses this more on p130). History and opinion polls alike had pointed to a ‘war of the weak’ where neither Labour nor…
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Understanding Generation Next

A quick Google search for images of Millennials comes up with groups of ethnically diverse, casually dressed young people hanging out and using smartphones. However, with the oldest of the Millennials (also known as Generation Y) turning 35 this year, perhaps images of bleary-eyed parents or proud home-owners would be relevant too. Millennials are the most…
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