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Government: Public Perception

Volume 696: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have undertaken any work including polling or focus group work into the perception among the general public of (a) central government, (b) local government and (c) regional government; and whether they will provide any results accordingly. [HL225]

Communities and Local Government undertakes two major omnibus surveys of the general public's attitudes towards places, local service providers and local services: the citizenship survey and the best value performance survey of user satisfaction. The results of these are available in the Libraries of the House.

In addition, focus groups and polling are frequently used as integral parts of the process of policy formation, implementation and evaluation. Information on these exercises and their results is not held centrally.