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23 September 2021

Public perceptions of inequality in the UK: findings from quantitative research

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) Deaton Review commissioned Ipsos MORI to conduct an online survey exploring perceptions towards inequality in the UK. This study was commissioned alongside a larger qualitative programme which has been reported on separately. Both the qualitative report and data tables for this survey are available on the Ipsos MORI website.

For this survey, Ipsos MORI interviewed a representative sample of 1,119 Britons aged 18+. Interviews were conducted online from 9–12 July 2021. Results were weighted by gender, age, social class, education, working status and region.

As this is a sample of the population, all results are subject to a wide range of potential sources of error, which means small differences may not be statistically significant. As a guide, results based on the whole sample have a margin of error of around 3-4 percentage points at the 95% confidence interval.

Download the report here.