Publications

The Politics of Immigration

Date: 15 October 2015 The Politics of Immigration

“The Politics of Immigration – the surprising lessons of the 2015 General Election and what they mean for party leaders” by British Future draws on post-election polling by Survation and new analysis of public attitudes and voting behaviour, including among a large sample of ethnic minority voters, to highlight challenges for all political parties and other advocates on this key issue for voters.

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How to talk about immigration

Date: 3 April 2015 How to talk about immigration

‘How To Talk About Immigration’ sets out the challenges for all sides when it comes to discussing and regaining trust on one of the most hotly contested issues in British politics.

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The race for representation

Date: 23 March 2015 The race for representation

“The race for representation: how ethnic diversity became the ‘new normal’ in British politics”, analyses the chances of the ethnic minority candidates standing in the 2015 election and projects more non-white MPs than ever before.

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The year of uncertainty: State of the Nation 2015

Date: 21 January 2015 The year of uncertainty: State of the Nation 2015

The year of uncertainty: State of the Nation 2015 sheds some light on the key issues of 2015 – including the general election and the rise of UKIP; immigration and Europe.

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International students and the UK immigration debate

Date: 1 October 2014 International students and the UK immigration debate

Joint research with Universities UK finds that the majority of people do not view overseas students – who make up roughly a third of all people coming to Britain – as immigrants, and displayed puzzlement that they are included in the government’s net migration targets.

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Voice of a Generation: What do 2015’s first-time voters think?

Date: 6 May 2014 Voice of a Generation: What do 2015’s first-time voters think?

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.

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The rise and rise of the outsider election

Date: 1 April 2014 The rise and rise of the outsider election

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?

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State of the Nation 2014

Date: 12 January 2014 State of the Nation 2014

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.

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EU Migration from Romania and Bulgaria: What does the public think?

Date: 17 December 2013 EU Migration from Romania and Bulgaria: What does the public think?

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.

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