CSI are hiring!

The Centre for Social Investigation are advertising for a Postdoctoral Research Officer with qualitative experience to come and work with us on our new project exploring homelessness in Oxford. We are looking for a full-time researcher (with the possibility of part-time hours) for a fixed term of 12 months starting […]

CSI Newsletter June 2018

      8th June 2018   Welcome to the Centre for Social Investigation eNewsletter which you can also download as pdf. New Research Out today! We have been helping The Migration Observatory update their briefing on UK Public Opinion toward Immigration. One fascinating finding is that attitudes towards immigration in […]

People’s Stated Reasons for Voting Leave or Remain

What reasons do people give to justify their vote choice for Leave or Remain? And, what are the reasons they think the other side voted as they did? New briefing note CSI Brexit 4: People’s Stated Reasons for Voting Leave or Remain. Summary of the findings:   Several different surveys and […]

The UK Social Mobility Awards: Case Studies by CSI

CSI has been of working with Making the Leap and the UK Social Mobility Awards to write up a set of case studies of the 2017 award winners. The full report can be downloaded here. Read highlights below. Making social progress is slow work. If we take a long view […]

CSI Newsletter February 2018

22nd February 2018 Welcome to the Centre for Social Investigation eNewsletter.   New Research We have published several new short articles on the drivers of Brexit-related preferences. A new briefing note, by Noah Carl, on the role of national identity showed that people who see themselves primarily as “English” were […]

Is Britain more divided than other nations?

Declining social cohesion is sometimes seen as an inevitable and lamentable side effect of modernization. Modern societies are more geographically mobile than in the past perhaps bringing about changes in the way people within neighbourhoods relate to each other. Growing economic inequality is thought to have brought about greater ‘social […]

Public preferences on sovereignty and policy decisions: New short report

The issue of sovereignty lies at the heart of the debate over Britain’s membership of the EU. According to Lord Ashcroft’s referendum-day poll, the most commonly cited reason for voting Leave was “the principle that decisions about the UK should be made in the UK”. Likewise, when respondents in the […]

Please sir, I want some more: an exploration of repeat foodbank use

Although growing foodbank use in Britain has been widely reported, pointing towards an escalating public health crisis, there is still much debate over the exact extent of their use. A new study published today in BMC Public Health looks to explore repeat foodbank use, a key evidence gap in our […]