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The indispensable annual British Social Attitudes survey compiles, describes and comments on a range of current social attitudes. The series charts changes in British social values, with annual surveys carried out from a nationwide sample of around 3,500 people by the National Centre for Social Research's team of interviewers. The 18th Report summarizes and interprets data from the most recent survey, and makes comparisons with findings from previous years. `The Rolls Royce of opinion surveys' - The Times

The Ties That Bind
The ties that bind
AlisonPark and CeridwenRoberts*

This chapter examines the many social networks that connect individuals to one another and to society as a whole, whether these are ties with family members, with friends, or with more formal organisations within wider society.

First we consider family ties. During much of the ...

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