Opinion: Importance of influence over local area decisions in England 2008-2016

This statistic shows the result of a survey gauging how important it is, in England, for survey respondents to have influence over decisions made in their local areas from 2008/2009 to 2015/2016. The majority of respondents said, consistently, that it was important to them. There was, however, a net decrease in this majority over the period detailed here.

How important is it for you personally to feel you can influence decisions in your local area?

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Source

Release date

July 2017

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

August 1, 2008 to April 30, 2016

Number of respondents

3,003 (latest)

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Local area is defined as any area within a 15-20 minute walk from home. Interviews for the latest period were conducted from July 2014 to April 2015. No data available for 2011/2012.

Methodology information:
A random probability survey that uses the postal address file held by the Post Office as its source to draw a random sample from. Selected addresses were sent a letter, letting them know about the Community Life Survey, after which an interviewer visited the address to attempt to complete the survey. One adult over the age of 16 was randomly selected to take part in the survey in each selected household.

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