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BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker

This series brings together all documents relating to the Public Attitudes Tracker (PAT).

This survey collects data on public attitudes towards the department’s policy areas and runs 4 times a year.

Data is collected through face-to-face in-home interviews with approximately 4,000 households in the UK.

Questions on issues where we think attitudes might shift quickly or be affected by seasonal changes are repeated quarterly; other questions are asked annually.

Update: the shale questions (support or oppose) will now be asked on a quarterly rather than annual basis from November 2018 (Wave 27).

For further information please contact BEISPAT@beis.gov.uk.

BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker surveys

In August 2018 BEIS updated the survey:

  • expanding the topics to cover the full remit of the department’s priorities including consumer markets and employment rights
  • increasing the sample size from approximately 2,000 to 4,000 users to allow a more meaningful breakdown of data
  • producing more engaging outputs
  1. BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker: Wave 27
  2. BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker: Wave 26

Public Attitudes Tracker Review

In 2017 BEIS conducted a review of the survey to ensure it was meeting the needs of its users.

  1. BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker review

BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker: energy and climate change

On 14 July 2016, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) merged with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS): the survey remained focused on attitudes to energy and climate change.

DECC Public Attitudes Tracker: energy and climate change

In March 2012 the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) launched a tracking survey to understand and monitor public attitudes to the department’s main business priorities.

  1. Public Attitudes Tracking Survey: Wave 18
  2. Public Attitudes Tracking Survey: Wave 17
  3. Public Attitudes Tracking Survey: Wave 16
  4. Public Attitudes Tracking survey: Wave 15
  5. Public Attitudes Tracking survey: Wave 14
  6. Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 13
  7. Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 12
  8. Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 11
  9. Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 10
  10. Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 9
  11. Public attitudes tracking survey: technical note
  12. Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 8
  13. Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 7
  14. Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 6
  15. Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 5
  16. Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 4
  17. Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 3
  18. Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 2
  19. Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 1
Published 3 September 2013
Last updated 16 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Public Attitudes Tracker Wave 26 published.
  2. PAT Wave 25 published.
  3. Public Attitudes Tracker Wave 24 published.
  4. Public Attitudes Tracker: Wave 23 published
  5. Wave 22 published.
  6. Wave 21.
  7. Wave 20 published.
  8. Public Attitudes Tracking Survey: Wave 19 published
  9. Wave 18.
  10. Wave 17 results added
  11. Latest data from Wave 16 published
  12. Public Attitudes Tracker wave 15 released
  13. Public Attitudes Tracker wave 14 released
  14. Latest survey published.
  15. Latest survey findings published.
  16. First published.