About us

About NatCen Social Research

We’re here because social research has the power to make life better.

As Britain’s leading centre for independent social research, we have over 40 years’ experience of listening to the public and making sure their voice is heard.

The research we do helps government and charities make the right decisions about the big issues and we’re passionate about ensuring its widest possible impact on the world around us.

Our reputation for delivering relevant and robust research is down to our policy sector specialists, survey methodologists, data analysts and expert quantitative and qualitative researchers.

As a non profit organisation we are never compromised by commercial or political agendas.

We ask the right questions, of the right people, in the right way

Social research needs careful and sensitive interviewing by specialists. Our 1,200 strong field force are the very best at what they do. We even have 180 nurses working for us who are able to collect clinical data.

Social research relies on giving everybody a voice, and that means finding ways of engaging challenging or under-represented groups. We are seen as the leaders in this field, and you can find out more about our policy expertise and innovative methods.