The National Survey for Wales is an opportunity for people to give their opinion on a wide range of issues affecting them and their local area. The Welsh Government is committed to making sure its decisions and actions take into account the views of people in Wales. The National Survey for Wales is a key source of information on people’s views about a wide range of issues. This information can only come from directly asking people, and the National Survey is a valuable source of such information that is comparable down to local authority level right across Wales.
The results will be used by the Welsh Government to help make Wales a better place to live. They will help us to do the following:
- make decisions that are based on sound evidence of people’s views and circumstances;
- monitor changes over time to determine the effects of our actions;
- identify areas of good practice that can be implemented more widely; and
- identify areas that would benefit from intensive local support. This will allow such initiatives to be targeted in these areas as effectively as possible.
The study covers a range of topics:
- public services, such as council, education, and health services;
- local area and safety;
- and well being.
The National Survey involves face-to-face interviews with a representative sample of people aged 16 and over across Wales, and it runs all year round. The survey interviews are being carried out by two specialist research companies: TNS-BMRB and Beaufort Research Ltd.
The results will be published annually from late summer 2012.
To contact the Welsh Government team that runs the National Survey, email email@example.com