Publications

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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From Minority Vote to Majority Challenge

Date: 30 September 2013 From Minority Vote to Majority Challenge

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”.

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Do mention the war: Will 1914 matter in 2014?

Date: 4 August 2013 Do mention the war: Will 1914 matter in 2014?

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.

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NHS at 65

Date: 5 July 2013 NHS at 65

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.

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The Integration Consensus 1993-2013: How Britain changed since Stephen Lawrence

Date: 22 April 2013 The Integration Consensus 1993-2013: How Britain changed since Stephen Lawrence

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.

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