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The Community Life Survey was first commissioned by the Cabinet Office in 2012-2013. It is an annual household survey conducted with adults resident in England, covering a range of topics including measures that are key to understanding society and local communities. These include volunteering, charitable giving, neighbourhood, civic engagement, social action and subjective well-being. The survey incorporates a small number of priority measures from the Citizenship Survey, which ran from 2001-2011. These measures were incorporated in the Community Life Survey so that trends in these issues could continue to be tracked over time.
GN 33475 | Community Life Surveys, 2012/2013-
GN 33476 | Community Life Surveys, 2012/13- : Special Licence Access
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The Community Life Survey was first commissioned by the Cabinet Office in 2012-2013. It is an annual household survey of people resident in England aged 16 and over. The objectives of the survey are to provide robust, nationally representative data on behaviours and attitudes within communities to inform and direct policy and action in these areas. The survey covers a range of topics, including measures that are key to understanding society and local communities such as volunteering, charitable giving, neighbourhood, civic engagement, social action and subjective well-being.
Community Life Survey data are available for 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-15.
People aged 16 and over in English households.
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The Community Life Survey covers topics such as volunteering, charitable giving, local action, community empowerment, and well-being. See the documentation on each survey’s catalogue page for more information.
Results and tables are available online from the Cabinet Office web pages.
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