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.
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). As such, the survey is now BEIS’s Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker (PAT).
The survey runs 4 times a year. A subset of questions is asked quarterly, with the other questions asked on an annual basis. Data are collected via an omnibus survey using face-to-face in-home interviews with households in the UK.