NEWS12 November 2015

NatCen and JRF launch poll of low income individuals

News UK

UK — The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has commissioned NatCen Social Research to survey people on low incomes on their social and political attitudes.

The panel will be recruited from NatCen’s random probability survey, British Social Attitudes, and web fieldwork will be supplemented by telephone interviews to ensure that those without internet access are able to take part.

The panel is part of a feasibility study to poll the views and attitudes of people on low incomes so that they are better heard by policy and decision makers, and initial stages of the project will test approaches to recruitment and securing long-term responses from panel members.

Fatima Husain, research director at NatCen Social Research, said: “NatCen are delighted to be helping the Joseph Rowntree Foundation develop a deeper understanding of the attitudes of people on low incomes by applying robust panel survey approaches and case study design to gather data and importantly, to give these groups a voice.

“The creation of this new panel will allow us to test views and attitudes quickly, and in a methodologically robust way.”