The Future of Democracy in the UK: Public Attitudes and Policy Responses Final Report of the Democracy in the UK after Brexit Project
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The Future of Democracy in the UK: Public Attitudes and Policy Responses Final Report of the Democracy in the UK after Brexit Project

24 November 2023

Summary

Over the last three years, a Constitution Unit team has conducted detailed research into public attitudes to democracy in the UK. This has comprised two large-scale surveys of the UK population, conducted in summer 2021 and summer 2022, and the Citizens’ Assembly on Democracy in the UK, which met over six weekends in late 2021. Previous reports have set out the findings of each part of the project. This final report pulls these findings together, supplementing them with extensive new analysis. It also reflects on policy implications. Chapter 1 examines perceptions of how democracy is performing in the UK at present. Chapter 2 looks at attitudes towards democracy in the round. Chapters 3–6 examine three central themes: standards in public life (Chapter 3); roles of core state institutions (Chapters 4 and 5); and the roles of the public (Chapter 6). Chapter 7 considers whether people care about political processes. Chapter 8 summarises the findings, places them in context, and reflects on implications for policy-makers.

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