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National woes versus local priorities
Victoria Harkness, Head of Local Government Research
20 September 2013
At Ipsos MORI we spend a lot of time monitoring the mood of the nation, but we tend to ask the public about national issues and topics.
Plain Evidence on Plain Packaging?
Lorraine Murray, Research Director
19 September 2013
The governments in London and Edinburgh disagree about whether they should now follow Australia’s lead and introduce plain packaging for cigarettes. But clear evidence on the effectiveness of such a measure will take years to emerge.
Sexism and Social Media
Sarah Castell, Director
19 August 2013
Yes, UK women think society is sexist, and that social media is the natural place to talk about it writes Sarah Castell, Head of Qualitative Methods, in The Huffington Post
Welfare: the cap seems to fit
Ben Marshall, Research Director
19 July 2013
The roll-out of the benefit cap and other welfare reforms is controversial. But the government is gambling on the fact that the changes are undoubtedly popular with the public.
The NHS at 65
Anna Quigley, Research Director
4 July 2013
As the NHS turns 65, we reflect on public opinion and attitudes to the NHS and the service it provides.
Coming to terms with criminality
Ashley Ames, Research Director
14 June 2013
According to the Ipsos MORI Issues Index, our concern over crime is at a two decade low. Research Director, Ashley Ames discusses the drivers behind the trend in his latest blog for Total Politics.
Families need help to survive the age of austerity
Suzanne Hall, Research Director
29 April 2013
In their article for Politics.co.uk, Ipsos MORI Research Director, Suzanne Hall, and Peter Grigg, from the Family and Childcare Trust, discuss the extent to which families are coping with the impacts of economic austerity.
Funding cuts causing concern among public sector leaders
Tom Mludzinski, Deputy Head of Political Research
11 April 2013
Officials in the UK display a mix of traditional British stoicism as much as pessimism when it comes to the current state of public services, writes researcher Tom Mludzinski in this latest article for Public Service Europe.
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