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A chance to tell Government what you think about Island life

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Members of the public have an opportunity to express their views on various aspects of Island life by taking part in the 2018 Social Attitudes Survey.

Commissioned by the Cabinet Office, the annual survey seeks feedback on a range of issues such as healthcare funding, crime and safety, transport and travel, housing, employment, population and Brexit.

It also asks people for their views on the best and worst things about living in the Isle of Man, confidence in Government and satisfaction with public services.

The anonymised results will be used by Government to inform policy development, to assess its performance and to gain a better insight into public opinion.

The 2018 Social Attitudes Survey, the third to be held, has been launched today, Tuesday 8 May 2018, and runs until Monday 28 May 2018.

Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas MHK said:

‘The survey will help to shape policies for the future by giving us a clearer picture of what people think about living in the Isle of Man. This includes people’s social and political perceptions, as well as their domestic circumstances, such as how well they are managing financially.’

He added:

‘It’s important that everyone’s point of view is heard and evidence is gathered from different perspectives. I hope as many people as possible take part and tell us how they feel about Island life to inform Government thinking on some important national issues.’

People can respond to the 2018 Social Attitudes Survey online.

Alternatively, paper copies are available from Government Office in Douglas, the Job Centre, Markwell House and the public libraries in Douglas, Peel, Ramsey and Castletown.

The survey is easy to complete by either ticking appropriate boxes or writing answers in the spaces provided. All information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and only anonymised summaries will be published.

Any enquiries about the Social Attitudes Survey should be directed to Dr Erin Stepney at the Economic Affairs Division of the Cabinet Office by emailing economics@gov.im or calling 01624 685743.

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