Research and analysis

Attitudes to animal research in 2016

A report by Ipsos MORI looking at the UK public’s attitudes to the use of animals in research.


Attitudes to animal research in 2016


This report presents the findings of a 2016 survey on public awareness of, and attitudes towards, the use of animals in scientific research. The survey also examines attitudes towards, and trust in, the regulatory system and the people who work with animals in research.

This is the second survey in a series started in 2014. It is based on a long-term survey that has been running since 1999 but, as the questions have changed, direct comparisons are not possible.

Read the 2014 report.

Published 15 September 2016