Jenny Peachey and Jennifer Wallace, Carnegie UK
Year: 2024
ISBN: 978-1-912908-99-8

The Life in the UK index is a three-year demonstrator project designed to measure the collective wellbeing of the people of the UK, looking at social, economic, environmental, and democratic aspects of life.  This landmark research, conducted in partnership with Ipsos, is based on a survey of more than 6900 people. The number of ethnic minority respondents was boosted to 966 in total.

This insights paper presents further detail on the inequalities we identified in collective, social, economic, environmental and democratic wellbeing by ethnicity in the UK. It reveals how certain ethnic groups are doing less well than others.

For example, people from the Black ethnic group are:

  • At least twice as likely as all other ethnic groups to report that they can’t afford enough food for everyone in their household, and significantly more likely than all other ethnic groups to report that they can’t meet an unexpected but necessary expense of £850.
  • Significantly more likely than those from the White British ethnic group (among others) to report low levels of trust in the legal system and courts as well as low levels of trust in the police.

Other reports in this series include:

Jurisdictional reports

Demographic reports

Methodological reports

Carnegie UK has and will continue to follow the principles of the Code of Practice for Statistics in the production of our Life in the UK index. We outline how we will adhere to these principles in our Voluntary Statement of Compliance.

You can access the full data tables associated with this research here.

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