British Social Attitudes: The 19th Report (British Social by Alison Park, John Curtice, Katarina Thomson, Lindsey Jarvis,

By Alison Park, John Curtice, Katarina Thomson, Lindsey Jarvis, Catherine Bromley

`The Rolls-Royce of opinion surveys' - the days The imperative annual British Social Attitudes survey compiles, describes and reviews on various present social attitudes. The sequence charts adjustments in British social values, with annual surveys performed from a national pattern of round 3,500 humans by means of the nationwide Centre for Social Research's workforce of interviewers. The nineteenth document summarizes and translates information from the latest survey, and makes comparisons with findings from prior years.

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Taylor, B. , Thomson, K . and Bryson, C . ), British Social Attitudes: the 14'h Report - The end of Conservative values, Aldershot: Ashgate. Whitelegg, J. ( 1 997), 'Finding an Exit from the Mobility Maze: non-conventional approaches to mobility in urban areas' , IPTS Report, No. 1 1 , February 1 997, Seville: IPTS-JRC-European Commission. Acknowledgements The National Centre for Social R esearch is grateful to the Department for Transport for their financial support which enabled us to ask the questions reported in this chapter.

And being a regular bus user might well expose people to a reality of reasonable or good service, or accustom them to accept services that others would reject. Conclusions British Social Attitudes research over recent years confirms what policy makers and politicians know all too well - transport policy is a minefield. People are concerned about transport problems, and want to see maj or improvements in public transport. On the other hand, they show much less consensus when it comes to decisions about how such improvements should be funded, and about how measures to curb car use might be devised.

1 65 . 208 . 032 1 5. 1 49 1 . 036 . 1 77 . 1 70 . 808 . 221 . 1 75 . 1 62 . 1 60 . 1 73 . 930 2. 0 1 6 . 1 97 . 841 . 1 52 . 1 90 . 1 57 . 1 44 34. 01 3 1 . 322 -. 1 54 . 1 56 . 222 . 1 48 . 1 26 . 31 8 . 1 09 . Unauthoriseddistributionforbidden. BRITISH SOCIAL ATTITUDES 24 Model 2: Predictors of regular bus use Logistic regression with dependent variable: Taking a local bus at least twice a week. Independent variables: Socio-economic group, age, household income, highest educational qualification, type of area, party identification, economic activity, sex, children under 1 6 living in household.

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