The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has set up a tracking survey to understand and monitor public attitudes to its main business priorities.
The second wave of data was collected between 27 June and 1 July 2012, using face-to- face in-home interviews with a representative sample of 2,100 households in the UK.
Only a subset of the questions asked in wave 1 were asked in wave 2. The wording for some of the questions was changed to ensure the questions were as effective and as clear as possible. Where the question was changed, wave 2 was treated as a new baseline. Questions that were changed are denoted by an asterisk and it is not meaningful to draw comparisons with wave 1. Please refer to the excel tables to see the responses to all of the wave 2 questions and differences between waves 1 and 2.
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 key summary of the findings highlights any statistically significant differences between waves 1 and 2 where this is meaningful 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.
See information and data relating to all waves of the survey.