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31 July 2023

In The Field: Surveying the nation

Statistically Speaking

Social surveys offer immense and uniquely valuable insights into the lives of people up and down the country, and those of the Office for National Statistics are among the very largest conducted regularly in the UK. 

But as statistical organisations around the world are also finding, with our lives becoming increasingly busy, it is more difficult to get people to take part than ever before. 

In the latest episode of Statistically Speaking, podcast host Miles Fletcher chats to members of the ONS Social Survey Collection Division about the importance of these surveys in helping to paint a picture of life across Britain.  

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