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SURVEY DATA | Attitudes to inequalities during the COVID-19 pandemic

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posted on 2024-02-15, 16:54 authored by Bobby Duffy, Kirstie HewlettKirstie Hewlett, Rachel Hesketh, Rebecca BensonRebecca Benson

The survey was fielded online by YouGov in November 2020. The questionnaire covers a range of topics, including:

  • Beliefs about whether Britain was an equal or unequal society before the COVID-19 outbreak and whether this will change post-recovery
  • Perceptions of whether inequalities are increasing or decreasing
  • Concern about a range of specific inequality types, including unequal outcomes in income and wealth, education and health, and between different genders, generations, racial or ethnic groups, and different areas of the UK
  • Identifying the groups most negatively affected by the pandemic
  • Perceptions of income distributions, and their association with other forms of unequal outcomes (eg in health)
  • Beliefs about the determinants of unequal outcomes and opportunities to get ahead in life
  • Attitudes towards welfare, redistribution and the furlough scheme
  • Beliefs around fairness and merit

The survey also contains a series of split samples, testing framing effects of questions around perceptions of inequalities, redistribution and fairness, as well as the Moral Foundations Questionnaire.

Funding

King's College London King's Together

Nuffield Foundation - IFS Deaton Review

History

Temporal coverage

November 2020

Geospatial coverage

Great Britain

Data collection from date

2020/11/11

Data collection to date

2020/11/12

Collection method

YouGov Online Panel

Language

English

Copyright owner

King's College London