Government social habits survey aims to help shape future policy

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The island’s population are being asked to participate in a new survey about social attitudes.

The survey, conducted for the Cabinet Office by Island Global Research, an independent research firm based in Guernsey, has 78 questions and takes 20 minutes to complete, with those completing it entered into a prize draw.

It asks about use of social media and access to the internet, involvement in the community and politics, and participation in sporting and leisure activities.

Some questions explore attitudes towards healthy living, being ‘Manx’, immigration and population and the level of confidence in local institutions including government and the media.

Information from the survey, along with the results of the April 24 national census, will help shape government’s future policy making.

Residents wishing to participate can complete the survey online at http://survey.islandglobalresearch.com/s3/IOMSocialAttitudesSurvey-2016
A paper version is available at Ramsey Town Library, Peel Town Hall, Castletown Civic Centre and from Government Office in Douglas.

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