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Community Life Survey: development of future survey methodology

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Consultation Response

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This is the consultation response to the Community Life Survey on the development of future survey methodology.

Original consultation


Cabinet Office invites views on the proposed approach for the Community Life Survey, in particular the potential of moving online.

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Consultation description

Due to the technical nature of the consultation, we are continuing to analyse feedback and discuss the final survey approach.

Cabinet Office commissioned the Community Life Survey in summer 2012, with the aim to track the latest trends and developments across areas important to social action and empowering communities.

Alongside the face-to-face methodology, the Cabinet Office embarked on development work to explore alternative and innovative survey methods, specifically the possibility of moving to a web-based approach. TNS BMRB were commissioned to carry out a series of methodological projects.

The Cabinet Office invites views on the proposed future approach and the opportunities and implications a potential change in methodology might have, in light of the findings from the development work.

In your response please refer to the questions stated in the consultation document.


Published 9 October 2015
Last updated 20 July 2016 + show all updates
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