"The study would not be possible without you. Every time you are interviewed, you are contributing to a unique study about life in the UK and how it’s changing.” Michaela Benzeval, Director of Understanding Society

Eating more fruit and veg makes people happier

Researchers from York and Leeds have found that eating more fruit and vegetables daily, and more times a week, improves your mental wellbeing as well as your physical health.

How much you save may be influenced by your grandparents' place of birth

UK-born grandchildren of immigrants tend to mirror the money saving behaviour of their grandparents' country of birth according to new research from the London School of Economics.

New research reveals that young people are lonely

Young people today are feeling more distant from their family members and also from their close friends, according to a new Index of Wellbeing from the Intergenerational Foundation.

“Questions relating to my political views are thought-provoking”

One of our participants wrote in to say why she enjoys the political questions that feature in Understanding Society every year.

“Our interviewer is like our family friend”

“I will carry on with Understanding Society because it’s so fun and is a chilled conversation about life,” says one of our participants.

“It gives a good insight into our nation”

“I think it’s important for researchers to be able to track changes in people’s lives e.g. people getting married or getting divorced or having children,” says one of our participants.
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