Report

Unequal Britain: attitudes to inequalities after COVID-19

Based on a nationally representative survey of over 2,000 people, this study examines attitudes towards different types of inequality, in the context of the coronavirus crisis.
Report

What next? Priorities for Britain

A nationally representative poll of over 10,000 British people has looked at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on people’s lives and how people’s attitudes have changed. Demos researchers found that the nation is divided on their experiences and attitudes.
Report

Britain under lockdown

This report brings together stories and statistics about the change British people have lived through in the last few months, bringing together contributions from nearly 12,000 members of the public who shared their ideas and experiences. The aim is to help people and policy-makers alike...
Article

Time for corporate standards to outlaw racism

Racism and climate change are already hitting black communities disproportionately hard, all over the world. They will also be hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic turmoil that will follow. Organisations can play a vital role in supporting change, to generate a level...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Are train drivers in the Pilbara the highest paid in the world?

UK transport commentator, Christian Wolmar claims train drivers in the Pilbara earn about $240,000 a year and are probably the highest-paid train drivers in the world.
Report

Electric vehicles and batteries can drive growth of residential solar

This report assesses the prospects for residential solar, batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) in Britain and Germany, and looks at opportunities for near-term growth in the residential solar, battery storage and EV markets.
Blog post

What is the creative economy?

From ‘creative industries’ to ‘creative economy’ – how the idea of creative industries and the creative economy has changed in the last 20 years.
Book review

The research impact agenda: defining, demonstrating and defending the value of the social sciences

There are sound moral, ethical and financial arguments that publicly-funded researchers should use their training and activities for the good of society. However, are governments’ attempts to measure whether researchers working for the good—having an ‘impact’—so well-founded? Narrow, simplistic concepts of academic and external impact...
Book review

Living with George Eliot

George Eliot’s fictional experiments were designed to provoke the reader to reflect on the ways in which political institutions and social and sexual mores help to determine the shape of human life. Yet Rebecca Mead’s popular recent reading of Eliot’s masterpiece, Middlemarch, barely mentions social...
Book review

Politics, newspapers and witch-hunts: the tragic case of Baby P

On 3 August 2007, Peter Connelly died of injuries sustained at his family home in London aged just seventeen months. In the aftermath of Peter’s death, politicians rode high on outrage and Rebekah Brooks, the then editor of The Sun newspaper, led what she termed...