This report presents summary headline findings from the third annual survey (wave 9) and primarily makes comparisons with previous annual waves: March 2013 (wave 5) and March 2012 (wave 1). In some cases, for example when questions were rephrased or introduced in later waves, comparisons are made with other waves.
The ninth wave of data was collected between 26 and 30 March 2014 using face-to-face in-home interviews with a representative sample of 2,040 UK households. The March 2014 questionnaire was in most respects the same as that used in March 2012 (wave 1). Where questions had been rephrased in July 2012 (wave 2) the revised version is used here; some small adjustments were made to align questions with other DECC tracking surveys. Please refer to the full technical note for full details.
This summary provides selected headlines and highlights statistically significant differences between wave 9 and previous waves. Please refer to the Excel summary tables for a full comparison of wave 9 findings with the results of earlier waves.