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  • Blog
  • 23rd Jul 2021

Reframing pension options to encourage greener choices

We conducted an online experiment to explore how different ‘nudges’ could encourage more people to take-up green pension funds.

  • Blog
  • 27th May 2021

Risky business - COVID-19 risk perception going into summer 2021

In one month, the UK is set to remove all remaining coronavirus restrictions - people will then be able to meet who they like, where they like. The success of the UK’s coronavirus vaccination programme - with 72.5% of adults having already received at least one dose - means that…

  • Blog
  • 9th Apr 2021

Practicalities are the most significant impediments to people getting a COVID vaccine - and the easiest to address

People’s willingness to receive the coronavirus vaccine may not be enough to actually get it. Large intention-action gaps have long been observed in many health behaviours, and it’s likely that some practical barriers will get in the way for many groups. To pre-empt this intention-action gap, we ran an online…

  • Blog
  • 25th Nov 2020

People have a good sense of which settings are riskier than others in terms of coronavirus transmission - but underestimate the benefits of ventilation

We know that people do reasonably well when quizzed on the general coronavirus rules in England. But, to date there has been little research on how well people understand the risk of specific settings. So, we tested this in an experiment with 4,769 UK adults - here are our three…

  • Blog
  • 10th Nov 2020

A small number of people account for a large amount of coronavirus risk

Once lockdown ends, how compliant should we expect people to be with the guidance, in terms of limiting their number of risky social contacts? To estimate this, we ran a (pre-lockdown) survey about the social activities of 3,702 adults in England. 

  • Blog
  • 3rd Nov 2020

Do you understand the guidance? Four findings from an experiment with 3,702 adults in England

Following the announcement that England will enter a second national lockdown, the public will need to familiarise themselves with the new rules coming into force this Thursday. But how well does the public understand the current rules, some of which vary depending on what part of the country people live…

  • Blog
  • 26th Jun 2020

The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minorities in the UK and what we can do about it

Of the almost 10,000 patients critically ill with COVID-19 in hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since the start of the outbreak in the UK, 33% were from Black, Asian, Mixed or Other ethnic minorities - even though people from these groups account for 14% of the population (excluding…

  • Blog
  • 29th May 2020

Don’t say it makes you “immune” - how you frame coronavirus antibody results matters

We ran an online experiment in April, involving 6,149 UK adults, to investigate how the framing of a positive antibody test result affects the public’s perceived risk and behaviour.

  • Blog
  • 19th May 2020

How to wear a facemask - results from an experiment with 4,099 UK adults

We ran an online experiment, involving 4,099 UK adults, to test  various ‘how to wear a face mask / covering’ infographics, including ones made by the European CDC, Singapore Ministry of Health, and World Health Organisation. 

  • Blog
  • 11th May 2020

Facemasks: would you wear one?

As of late April, 80-90% of people in China, India, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, and Malaysia reported wearing facemasks in public. However, only 13% of Britons reported doing the same - among the lowest of any country surveyed.