Data collected from the survey’s thousands of participants is securely stored by the UK Data Service, from where researchers can access it online. All of the associated documentation is available here.
Providing high quality longitudinal data about subjects such as health, work, education, income, family, and social life to help understand the long-term effects of social and economic change.
Collecting information about participants' social and economic circumstances, their attitudes and beliefs, and their health.
Helping develop leading-edge survey methods and content that will ensure the ongoing success of Understanding Society and to generate important new knowledge.
Understanding Society provides an up-to-date and accurate picture of ethnicity and immigration in the UK, the likes of which have never been possible before.