Research at CSPL

The work of the Committee is supported by a Research Advisory Board (RAB).

The RAB’s original remit was to provide guidance to the Committee on the design and execution of research tracking the nature of public attitudes to standards in public life and to manage research commissioned by the Committee. Between 2004 and 2012 biennial surveys of public attitudes towards conduct in public life were undertaken. Findings were published in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2013. In 2015, we published a survey of public attitudes towards conduct in public life 2014 using data collected by GFK NOP as part of the Hansard Society’s Audit of Political Engagement. The results of these surveys can be found here.

Following the Triennial Review of the Committee in 2013, the biennial public attitudes research ceased.

The Board now operates a facilitating role and considers how research might best be undertaken to support the Committee and assists in specific research projects undertaken by the Committee.

The membership of the Board is: