Yearly Archives: 2017

Favourite facts 2017

References 1. Only 13% of secondary school-age children trust the ordinary man or woman in the street to tell the truth, compared to 65% of adults The 2017 Ipsos MORI Young Person Omnibus is a survey of 2,612 young people aged 11-16 in England and Wales. Interviews were conducted between 6 February and 17 may…
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References

1. Examples of press coverage include: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3941444/Divided-Britain-Gulf-haves-nots-widening-middle-income-families-held-warns-shocking-report.html; http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2017/03/anywheres-vs-somewheres-split-made-brexit-inevitable; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/brexiteers-vs-remainers-political-ding-dong/ 2. http://www.ipsosglobaltrends.com/ 3. https://www.ipsosglobaltrends.com/foreword/ 4. Goodwin, “Why Britain voted to leave the EU”, in Understanding Society – Beyond Populism, Ipsos MORI, 2017 https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/2017-06/ipsos-mori-understanding-society-beyond-populism.pdf 5. British Social Attitudes Survey 34, Nat Cen, 2017 http://www.bsa.natcen.ac.uk/media/39146/bsa34_civil-liberties_final.pdf 6. https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/what-does-public-think-about-nhs 7. https://www.ipsos.com/ipsos-mori/en-uk/six-ten-prefer-be-british-any-country-earth 8. https://www.ipsosglobaltrends.com/ 9. Bong gone! MPs clash as some…
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Foreword

Welcome to our round up of 2017. This year Britain has been portrayed as divided, split between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’, Millennials and Baby Boomers, Brexiteers and Remainers, ‘Somewheres’ and ‘Anywheres’, or the experts and the rest.1 We in the UK are not alone in experiencing uncertainty about the future, as the pace…
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Give us a smile girls! Why the portrayal of women in advertising has far to go

From the worldwide Women’s March in January, to the media furore following the revelations around the gender pay-gap in organisations like the BBC, to the #MeToo movement where women shared their stories of sexual assault and harassment in response to the scandals rocking the entertainment, political and fashion worlds – women refused to remain silent…
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The retired prince

This year Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, officially retired at the ripe old age of 96. After 64 years of service and with 22,219 solo engagements under his belt, the Duke may find himself in a state of retirement shock. His wife is still working, and adult children and grandchildren have well and truly flown…
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Beyond System 1

2017 was the year that behavioural science achieved global recognition with Richard Thaler winning the Nobel Prize in Economics for his use of psychology to understand consumer behaviour. He has argued that many of our decisions are made using ‘System 1 processing’ where we use unconscious rules of thumb to navigate our way through the…
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