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CSI Newsletter October 2018

      23rd October 2018   Welcome to the Centre for Social Investigation eNewsletter which you can also download as a pdf.   CSI’s book published with OUP: Social Progress in Britain   Our New book published on 27th September, sets out how much progress Britain has made since 1942. […]


What do art preferences have to do with political preferences? New research article

New paper from the Brexit project: Preference for realistic art predicts support for Brexit. Read or download here. Following the UK’s EU referendum in June of 2016, there has been considerable interest from scholars in understanding the characteristics, identities and attitudes that differentiate those who supported Leave from those who supported […]


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 […]


New Brexit article published – “Red Lines and Compromises: Mapping Underlying Complexities of Brexit Preferences”

A new article on Brexit has been published online today in Political Quarterly. The article, by Lindsay Richards, Anthony Heath and Noah Carl, presents evidence of attitudinal types that map neatly onto the two opposing ideals of hard and soft Brexit. The hard Brexit view is defined by issues that eurosceptics […]


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 […]