On 7th May 2015, around 3.3 million young people will have their first opportunity to vote in a British general election. Yet according to new research by YouGov for British Future, only 41% say they’ll definitely vote, meaning more than two million will not vote at all. British Future’s report casts a spotlight on first-time voters.
The European elections will be one of the biggest political events of 2014. Many in the UK see the elections as a guide to the general election taking place next year. But are they?
Our 2014 State of the Nation report shows a general public who are more optimistic about the economy but less so about Britain’s prospects on the football pitch.
On 1st January 2014, Britain opens its borders to Romania and Bulgaria, in a moment being greeted less with fanfare and more with reluctance. In our latest report, EU Migration from Romania and Bulgaria, we ask the public what they think about this.
In our latest report, From Minority Vote to Majority Challenge, we present research done for ConservativeHome which reveals how differently the 2010 election could have unfolded if the Conservative Party had courted the “ethnic vote”.
Will 1914 matter in 2014? Nobody who experienced the war is still alive. Most of us struggle to recall more than the most basic facts about what happened and why. Yet, the first great global conflict remains a pivotal cultural reference point for understanding the last century and how it shaped the country we have become today. British Future’s latest report sheds light on why the centenary is important to the nation.
On 5th July 1948 the National Health Service was born. Sixty-five years on and, unlike many others of the same age, the NHS is still going strong. What do people think about the NHS in 2013? British Future’s latest report explores this central question.
The murder of the teenager Stephen Lawrence in April 1993 became an important moment in our modern history. Twenty years on, how much has changed – in Britain, in London, and in Eltham itself? British Future’s new report, The Integration Consensus 1993-2013: How Britain changed since Stephen Lawrence, directly addresses this question.
British Future’s new report, State of the nation: Where is bittersweet Britain heading? looks at where we are in Britain after 2012, and how we’ll fare our first teenage year in the 21st Century.
Entering the new year, Britons are more positive about the economy, the family, and Britain itself, than we were this time last year. But will that glimmer of hope drift away or can it be built on?