Main Survey

Weighting guidance

Understanding Society has a complex design. The dataset allows a vast array of research across different disciplines, topics and population sub-groups.

This section of the user guide provides advice on the correct weight to use and the sample design variables (for clustering and stratification) provided with the data which will allow you to estimate standard errors correctly.

This video shows you how to select a weight in Understanding Society. You can also refer to the weighting frequently asked questions.