"I enjoy hearing the results of the survey and liked the quiz"

“We had great fun trying to guess some of the answers to a quiz that was sent out recently,” says one participant who shows their appreciation for the study’s mailings.

When I started doing the surveys, I was living at home with my mum and sister, who also started at the same time as me. That was about 15 years ago and now I am married, have three children of my own and my eldest daughter will be doing the survey for the first time this year!

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Up until last year, we had the same person doing our interview and she was just great. It was lovely catching up with her every year and finding out how her family were progressing, as well as telling her all about mine. She had a genuine interest in us and loved to see how much our little ones had grown in a year.

I enjoy hearing the results of the survey and we had great fun trying to guess some of the answers to a quiz that were sent out recently. The vouchers are also very appreciated, especially in the run-up to Christmas!

I will happily continue to do the survey in the knowledge that it’s a useful way of showing how our society feels about various things today, compared to years gone by and those that lie ahead. Keep up the good work!

This feature forms part of the Understanding Society writing competition, which allows participants to tell us about their interview experience. Entries are now closed.

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