The Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends is an ESRC Research Centre jointly based at the National Centre for Social Research (formerly SCPR) in London and the Department of Sociology, University Oxford. Having evolved from a successful programme of collaboration between National Centre and researchers at the University of Oxford since 1983. CREST was founded in 1994. Following a review by the ESRC in 1998, CREST has secured renewed funding until 2002 CREST partially supports five researchers, as well as support staff, at its two locations. CRESTs work relies on the conduct and interpretation of high quality social surveys of the general public, designed to document and explain changing patterns of voting behaviour, trends in social attitudes, and similarities and differences between Britain and other countries. CREST also develops and encourages improved methods of measuring attitudes and behaviour. Its work addresses four main questions: Why people in Britain vote the way they do? How social attitudes are changing? How Britain differs from other countries in its social attitude and political behaviour? How best to measure peoples social attitudes and political behaviour



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Who are we? : identity in Scotland

Author: David McCrone Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

Just a piece of paper? : attitudes towards marriage and cohabitation

Author: Alison M Park Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

Disengaged individualists? : young people in Scotland

Author: Alison M Park Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

Centre and periphery : regional variations within England

Author: A Heath Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

Is there a general pattern of decline?

Author: John Curtice Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

Where did all the voters go?

Author: John Curtice Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

Scotland's new local government electoral system?

Author: John Curtice Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

Kerley : a new deal for Scotland?

Author: John Curtice Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

Survey research and explaining electoral change in Britain

Author: John Curtice Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

Survey research and explaining electoral change in Britain

Author: John Curtice Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

The voters : happy or confused?

Author: John Curtice Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

New century, new electorate?

Author: John Curtice Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

Why did voter turnout fall so dramatically in 2001?

Author: John Curtice Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

Why did turnout fall so dramatically in 2001?

Author: John Curtice Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

The lost voters of Scotland : devolution disillusioned or Westminster weary?

Author: Catherine Bromley Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

What is happening to our faith in politics and devolution?

Author: Catherine Bromley Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

What is happening to our faith in politics?

Author: Catherine Bromley Date: 17 November 2003 Conference paper/presentation

Endogenising the economy

Author: G Evans Date: 03 September 2002 Conference paper/presentation

Wales

Author: Dafydd Trystan Date: 16 May 2002 Conference paper/presentation

Are generational or period factors responsible for declining partisan strength in the UK?

Author: J R Tilley Date: 16 May 2002 Conference paper/presentation

A re-examination of the effects of age, period and cohort in the prediction of political partisanship in the UK, 1964-1997

Author: J R Tilley Date: 16 May 2002 Conference paper/presentation

Young people and politics in Britain

Author: Alison M Park Date: 09 May 2002 Conference paper/presentation

Political engagement and age

Author: Alison M Park Date: 09 May 2002 Conference paper/presentation

Comparative research

Author: Roger Jowell Date: 09 May 2002 Conference paper/presentation

Is social research a discipline?

Author: Roger Jowell Date: 09 May 2002 Conference paper/presentation

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Start date
30 September 1999
End date
29 September 2002
Grant holder
Roger Jowell
Co-applicants
Professor Anthony Heath
John Curtice
Grant amount
£1,530,963.00
Grant reference
M543285002
Discipline
Political Science and International Relations
Grant type