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A survey of the UK population on public policy

Richard Tol () and Peter Dolton

Working Paper Series from Department of Economics, University of Sussex Business School

Abstract: An online survey of over 12,000 UK residents was conducted with the aim of understanding: elements of public policy, preferences and knowledge of public expenditure, the provision of public goods, and the intergenerational allocation of resources. Questions were asked about demographics, wealth and income attitudes, time preferences, risk preferences, social value orientation, subjective personal assessments of life expectancy, perceptions of government spending, and public policies on health, education, pensions and climate change. This paper presents a simple description of the summary statistics from the survey. It does not, as yet, provides substantive analysis of the data.

Keywords: Survey; United Kingdom; discount rate; risk aversion; social value orientation; health; education; pensions; climate change; public policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D10 D64 D70 D80 I18 I28 J32 H51 H52 H55 Q54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-02
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