This research examines the public’s views about poverty: its meaning, prevalence and causes. It describes the British Social Attitudes survey questions, and presents the most recent findings, from 2003.
Cluster analysis reveals two key population groups:
- Those with a liberal approach to poverty
- Those with a sceptical view of poverty
This is based on their beliefs about poverty’s meaning, its prevalence and cause. Regression analysis is then used to explore and better understand the socio-demographic profiles of these two groups.
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