Red lines and compromises: public opinion on the Brexit negotiations

The heated nature of the public discourse around Brexit suggests that the British public are not in a compromising mood, but is there evidence to back this up? We set out to discover what people think about the various aspects of the EU negotiations. Where are people more willing to […]


CSI Quarterly Newsletter: August 2017

Welcome to the Centre for Social Investigation eNewsletter, published 5th August 2017 (click here to download as pdf)   Announcements Our Brexit survey was launched earlier this month for our new ESRC-funded project intended to monitor changes in public attitudes relating to Brexit over the course of negotiations. Our survey […]


Brexit negotiations and public opinion – CSI’s Brexit survey launched

The team working on the Brexit project at CSI are pleased to announce that the fieldwork has commenced. The project on ‘Red lines and compromises’ began with a short pilot study among a panel of 100 people surveyed from across England, which included a knowledge quiz. Preliminary results suggest that […]


Should we be worried about cybercrime?

Levels of concern about cybercrime are high, with most people agreeing that cybercrime is on the increase and about two thirds expressing concern about data security. But are our worries warranted? Figures from the most recent Crime Survey for England and Wales suggested that 4.4% of people reported being a […]


“Two Nations”? Brexit, inequality and social cohesion

The referendum back in June last year and the Brexit-related rhetoric since seem to suggest a nation divided in two… just like the famous Two Nations Speech in Disraeli’s 1845 novel Sybil. “Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other’s […]


Homelessness in the UK: Estimating the scale of the problem

The Homelessness Reduction Act passed its final reading in the House of Commons last month and will now become law. By strengthening and broadening the statutory duty on public authorities to prevent and relieve homelessness, the Act has potential to tackle a persistent and intensifying social issue. This blog post […]


Job opportunity at CSI!

Today the Centre for Social Investigation has advertised for a Postdoctoral Research Officer to come and work with us on our new ESRC-funded project on attitude formation and change in the run-up to Brexit. The post is a full-time appointment for a fixed term of eighteen months starting on 1 […]


Fourth CSI newsletter published

Welcome to the Centre for Social Investigation eNewsletter.   Announcements We were pleased to learn recently that we have been awarded an ESRC grant that will fund our timely and high impact research project ‘Fixed, Crystallising or Diverging: Attitude formation and change in the run-up to Brexit’ The project aims […]