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PM's statement on the Social Attitudes Survey

The Prime Minister's statement on the National Centre for Social Research's latest Social Attitudes Survey External site: [Read the Social Attitudes Survey](

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

Prime Minister David Cameron said:

The Social Attitudes Survey shows a crucial shift in our society. People are making clear that they’ve had enough of the something for nothing culture that grew up over the last decade and don’t believe the state has all the answers to our problems. Instead, they want a society where reward is linked to effort, where people are more responsible for themselves and their families. These are values I have been talking about for years - and right across the spectrum, whether it’s in the way we are reforming welfare, strengthening parenting, or helping build a bigger, stronger society in which communities come together, we are acting.

Published 7 December 2011