Consultation outcome

Review of the Armed forces continuous attitude survey 2015

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The MOD has considered the responses generated through the review and has contacted all of the individual stakeholders with suggested alternatives to fully address the research parameters highlighted. Though the suggestions and recommendations offered via the consultation process yielded valuable insights; however, quite a few were outside the scope of a standard continuous attitudinal survey. For those suggestions that were within the scope of the survey, a small number of changes have been made to the survey as a result of the concerns raised particularly from Oxford Brookes.

The next AFCAS review is scheduled for 2019; however, some small scale changes may be made in advance of this review.

Feedback received

Stakeholder consultation feedback

Detail of feedback received

AFCAS 2015 review consultation primarily sought to investigate the impact of the proposed changes (to the survey) on related key outputs of external primary data users. Majority of suggestions and recommendations generated from the consultation were not necessarily on the changes made to the survey (with the exception of Oxford Brookes) but were for additional areas to be investigated in more depth. Therefore quite a few of these suggestions were considered beyond the scope of the AFCAS.

Original consultation


Public consultation on changes to the Armed forces continuous attitude survey (AFCAS) 2015. Individuals and stakeholders are invited to review the changes and comment.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

The Armed forces continuous attitude survey (AFCAS) is an annual survey and is one of the main ways the department gathers information on the views and experiences of our armed forces personnel.

Following an internal review of survey content we are seeking external user’s views on the proposed changes. Further details on the proposed changes and process can be found in the consultation document.

Ways to respond

If you have any comments on the proposed changes please contact us:-

By email:

By post:

Defence Statistics (WDS)
Ministry of Defence
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Published 16 May 2014
Last updated 19 January 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added stakeholder feedback and consultation outcome.
  2. First published.