As Britain’s leading centre for independent social research, we have over 50 years’ experience of listening to the public and making sure their voice is heard. The research we do helps government and charities make the right decisions about the big issues and we’re passionate about ensuring its widest possible impact on the world around us. Our reputation for delivering relevant and robust research is down to our policy sector specialists, survey methodologists, data analysts and expert quantitative and qualitative researchers. As a nonprofit organisation we are never compromised by commercial or political agendas.
At NatCen, we're driven by the belief that social research has the power to make life better. We’ve proven it, in fact.
Because our vital work has spurred on policymakers to take action on crucial health issues. We’ve given a voice to people affected by society-wide inequalities, and we’ve told Britain's leaders what our country is really thinking. And with your support, we can achieve even more for the UK in the years to come.
In 2019, we'll be celebrating 50 years at the forefront of social research in the UK, and looking forward to the next 50. We'd welcome any help you can give us to make it a very special year - and to spread the word about our vital work.
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