Why are young adults feeling lonelier?

To mark the launch of the UK government’s first ever loneliness strategy, David Kingman looks at the growing amount of evidence which suggests that young adults are at disproportionate risk of feeling lonely

Turning 18 in 2018: the Zenennial Generation

Turning 18 in 2018, and turning 18 in the year 2000 – new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show there are some significant differences. IF researcher Holly Metcalf explains

Products of their times? Intergenerational divides in social attitudes

IF’s Rakib Ehsan summarises the important intergenerational findings of the latest British Social Attitudes Survey (BSA 35). As well as there being clear intergenerational divides in regard to party support and support for EU membership, there is evidence of an “attitudes chasm” between the oldest and youngest cohorts of Britain’s voting-age population over welfare provision… Read more »

The Great Political Divide: Britain’s Young and Old

IF’s Rakib Ehsan summarises the findings of the most recent face-to-face British Election Study survey, which further develops the image of Britain’s younger people being more progressive and outward-looking in their general view of the UK’s place in the international system