The 2020 Campaigner Survey is now open
Our Annual Campaigner Survey helps us speak up more powerfully for change-makers in the UK. The deadline has been extended until midnight Friday 20th November.
What did the 2019 Campaigner Survey tell us?
After years of feeling the ‘chilling effect’ of legislation and media narratives, nearly a third said things have got better for campaigning in the last year. Though 87% still say that the legitimacy of campaigning is under threat.
But public and political attitudes are at odds.
48% believe that public attitudes to campaigning have become more positive in the past year, but they report increasingly negative attitudes amongst politicians (45%) and the media (41%).
What is helping?
More public action through movements like XR and #MeToo, and the passionate public debate around Brexit. More cross-sector collaboration. Clearer Lobbying Act guidance.
Political upheaval and Brexit. Polarisation of UK society. Dismissal of evidence-based policy-making. Desire not to ‘rock the boat’ while funding is scarce.