Official Statistics

Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 3

All information and data relating to the third wave of the tracking survey to understand and monitor public attitudes to DECC's business priorities.

Documents

Wave 3: summary of key findings

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Wave 3: questionnaire

Wave 3: table of findings

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Wave 3: dataset

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Details

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has set up a tracking survey to understand and monitor public attitudes to its main business priorities.

Here you’ll find all information and data relating to the third wave of this survey.

The third wave of data was collected between 26 and 30 September 2012, using face-to- face in-home interviews with a representative sample of 2,118 households in the UK.

Only a subset of the questions asked in wave 1 were asked in waves 2 and 3. Some of the questions asked in wave 2 to establish a new baseline were not asked in wave 3 and will only be asked annually in future years. The only new question included in wave 3 was on support for nuclear energy. Please refer to the Excel tables to see the responses to all of the wave 3 questions and differences between waves 1, 2 and 3.

The survey runs 4 times a year, with 1 longer survey annually and 3 shorter quarterly surveys focused on a subset of questions where we think attitudes might shift quickly or be affected by seasonal changes.

The summary of key findings highlights statistically significant differences between wave 3, wave 2 and, where appropriate, wave 1 but the value of a tracking survey is in looking at how attitudes change over time so the full value of the findings will only be apparent when we have a number of waves of data.

Where questions from wave 1 were replaced with new questions in wave 2 (see summary of key findings from wave 2), no comparison is made with wave 1.

See information and data relating to all waves of the survey.

Published 3 December 2012