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Ian Montagu: Is Scotland losing its faith?

Ian Montagu: Is Scotland losing its faith? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
New findings published this week from ScotCen’s Scottish Social Attitudes survey have highlighted both falling attendance at religious services and a steady increase in the number of Scots saying they do not belong to a religion.
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‘The gap in attainment between the very poorest and the rest is actually widening. Why?’

‘The gap in attainment between the very poorest and the rest is actually widening. Why?’ | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Much has been written about the underperformance of white British children. But there are other very pressing issues to explore too, writes CentreForum's executive director
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Maybe Exercise Does Remedy Sitting All Day

Maybe Exercise Does Remedy Sitting All Day | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Health Survey for England.
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Danny Dorling Q&A: ‘The job of a professor is to profess’

Danny Dorling Q&A: ‘The job of a professor is to profess’ | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The leading geographer talks to Karen Shook about how to learn from your audience and help build a better politics too
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How the latest personal wellbeing dataset can improve policy making

How the latest personal wellbeing dataset can improve policy making | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Recently the Office for National Statistics published its latest estimates of personal wellbeing and a three-year analysis of wellbeing by age . Guest post from ONS Personal Wellbeing measurement team- Links updated  How can this new dataset can help you in your policy making and evaluation? Where do these new estimates of personal wellbeing come from? These…
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Cannabis arrests down 46% since 2010 - police figures - BBC News

Cannabis arrests down 46% since 2010 - police figures - BBC News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Arrests for cannabis possession in England and Wales have dropped by 46% since 2010, figures obtained by BBC Breakfast suggest.
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Exercise vital for youngsters’ health

Exercise vital for youngsters’ health | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
More than three hours’ exercise every day is crucial to children’s well-being, a Fylde nursery manager claimed.
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A nation of whingers: as life gets better, why are we so gloomy?

A nation of whingers: as life gets better, why are we so gloomy? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

"The better life in the UK objectively gets, the more we seem to complain that things seem to be getting worse, official study suggests."

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Clooney effect' sees coffee pods added to the national shopping basket

Clooney effect' sees coffee pods added to the national shopping basket | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
To some, they are a modern convenience, to others an expensive and wasteful indulgence. Yet while they may divide opinion among coffee purists and gadget-obsessed Britons, disposable coffee pods are now a regular part of the British diet, according to the Government. 
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Brilliant clinicians need a brilliant support workforce

Brilliant clinicians need a brilliant support workforce | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A 2014 ONS labour force survey
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A 2014 Labour Force Survey found that 35% of support workers received some form of training in the previous 13 weeks compared to 55% in the non-support workforce, with levels of 26% for customer service and 34% for administrative staff reporting job related training over the same period.

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Theresa May: Why I was right to introduce police tsars

Theresa May: Why I was right to introduce police tsars | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
According to the independent Crime Survey for England and Wales, crime has fallen by more than a quarter since PCCs were introduced.
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According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, crime has fallen by more than a quarter since Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) were introduced.
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National Living Wage: 1.7m self-employed to miss out - think tank - BBC News

National Living Wage: 1.7m self-employed to miss out - think tank - BBC News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
More than 1.7 million self-employed workers will earn below the new National Living Wage when it comes into force in April, a think tank warns.
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Family Resources Survey used by the Social Market Foundation in their report on low paid self-employment in the UK.
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Warning: screen-gazing could seriously damage your health

Warning: screen-gazing could seriously damage your health | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
With the popularity of box sets and Netflix, slumping in front of the TV, laptop or iPad for a binge-watching session is an increasingly common…
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Data from the Scottish Health Survey suggests that watching TV for longer than three hours a day has the potential to damage health.
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Ethnic minority graduates 'twice as likely to be unemployed'

Ethnic minority graduates 'twice as likely to be unemployed' | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
TUC analysis of the ONS Labour Force Survey highlights gap between BME and white workers
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British economy is losing BILLIONS because of work-related stress

British economy is losing BILLIONS because of work-related stress | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A total of 30million working days were lost due to stress, depression or anxiety, according to Labour Force survey
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Happy, lasting relationships rely on something way more important than marriage

Happy, lasting relationships rely on something way more important than marriage | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A recent bright spot in the research suggests that it isn't marriage that's the key to happiness, but the quality of the relationship itself.
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EU referendum: Migrant job data to be published - BBC News

EU referendum: Migrant job data to be published - BBC News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Specific information about the number of EU migrants paying tax and claiming benefits in the UK will be published in the run-up to June's EU referendum.
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Brexit debate must not distract us from the many challenges facing Northern Ireland - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Brexit debate must not distract us from the many challenges facing Northern Ireland - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

"The Brexit debate remains the current 'hot topic' - and quite rightly so. It represents a once in a lifetime choice for the British public that could radically change the business environment and arguably the social fabric."

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Public safety 'more accurately worked out if crime rates consider h...

Public safety 'more accurately worked out if crime rates consider h... | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Crime rates could take account of the harm caused to victims rather than simply counting offences using a new system , experts have said. Weighting crime
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Report suggests we're more likely to complain if we're comfortable

Report suggests we're more likely to complain if we're comfortable | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Life is getting better all the time – but most of us don’t believe it, official figures show. This paradox was revealed by the Office for National Statistics in a report on national well-being.
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One in three UK workers are in the wrong job, ONS figures claim

One in three UK workers are in the wrong job, ONS figures claim | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Data shows one in six staff are overqualified for their role with a further one in six undereducated
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Rich mums work less after divorce law win

Rich mums work less after divorce law win | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Married women cut their average weekly working hours by between an hour-and-a-half and two-and-a-half hours after the decision aimed at giving them a better safety net.
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Public health minister vows to tackle obesity problem

Public health minister vows to tackle obesity problem | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Public health minister vows to tackle obesity problem. Experts claim a takeaway culture leaves Scots 'hostile' to healthy eating promotions.
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Latest figures from the Scottish Health Survey show 65% of adults aged 16 to 64 are heavier than they should be, compared to 52% in 1995.
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Wanted: British social scientists with better quantitative skills

Wanted: British social scientists with better quantitative skills | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
There are many lessons to be learned from universities around the world, says new British Academy report
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"Measuring up" – British Academy case study finds lack of quantitative skills among British students compared with their international counterparts and highlights “the world-class data infrastructure available in the UK through the UK Data Service” as well as the "Q-Step programme and the outreach activities of the UK Data Service".
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Britain's human landscape: An atlas of the UK’s population

Britain's human landscape: An atlas of the UK’s population | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
When Danny Dorling was a child he enjoyed watching people navigating the dark, damp underpass that linked the homes and workplaces either side of a big road outside Oxford. Some were bound for university jobs, others to the car factory, and they came from homes of varying value; their routes between the subway's four exits varied accordingly.
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Professor Danny Dorling uses 2011 Census data to create an atlas of the UK's population.
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