Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsSat, 21 Oct 2017 13:09:52 BST Housing survey finds US homebuyers are less likely to use online sources to obtain housing information http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Housing-survey-finds-US-homebuyers-are-less-likely-to-use-online-sources-to-obtain-housing-information-03959 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Housing-survey-finds-US-homebuyers-are-less-likely-to-use-online-sources-to-obtain-housing-information-03959 Survey reveals why consumers are not switching their utilities supplier http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-why-consumers-are-not-switching-their-utilities-supplier-03957 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-why-consumers-are-not-switching-their-utilities-supplier-03957 Poll finds 65 percent of Australian voters support Finkel’s clean energy target http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-finds-65-percent-of-Australian-voters-support-Finkels-clean-energy-target-03951 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-finds-65-percent-of-Australian-voters-support-Finkels-clean-energy-target-03951 Survey reveals Brits are in favour of social housing builds http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-Brits-are-in-favour-of-social-housing-builds-03949 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-Brits-are-in-favour-of-social-housing-builds-03949 High housing costs contribute to homelessness figures, recent report finds http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/High-housing-costs-contribute-to-homelessness-figures-recent-report-finds-03946 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/High-housing-costs-contribute-to-homelessness-figures-recent-report-finds-03946 Singapore's food waste increased by 40 per cent in the past decade, survey says http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Singapores-food-waste-increased-by-40-per-cent-in-the-past-decade-survey-says-03943 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Singapores-food-waste-increased-by-40-per-cent-in-the-past-decade-survey-says-03943 New poll reveals possible financial implications for NFL, following 'Take A Knee' protest http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-poll-reveals-possible-financial-implications-for-NFL-following-Take-A-Knee-protest-03935 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-poll-reveals-possible-financial-implications-for-NFL-following-Take-A-Knee-protest-03935 Survey reveals consumer opinions regarding customer service http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-consumer-opinions-regarding-customer-service-03926 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-consumer-opinions-regarding-customer-service-03926 Survey reveals Londoners lack knowledge of the London Assembly http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-Londoners-lack-knowledge-of-the-London-Assembly-03923 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-Londoners-lack-knowledge-of-the-London-Assembly-03923 Over half of children feel less confident because of social media posts, survey says http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-half-of-children-feel-less-confident-because-of-social-media-posts-survey-says-03921 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-half-of-children-feel-less-confident-because-of-social-media-posts-survey-says-03921 Survey reveals chocolate is in high demand in countries across the Asia Pacific http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-chocolate-is-in-high-demand-in-countries-across-the-Asia-Pacific-03919 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-chocolate-is-in-high-demand-in-countries-across-the-Asia-Pacific-03919 New survey reveals what challenges most retail store managers face http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-what-challenges-most-retail-store-managers-face-03917 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-what-challenges-most-retail-store-managers-face-03917 Survey finds that due to a shortage of school funding, 61 per cent of teachers paid for classroom resources http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-due-to-a-shortage-of-school-funding-61-per-cent-of-teachers-paid-for-classroom-resources-03916 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-due-to-a-shortage-of-school-funding-61-per-cent-of-teachers-paid-for-classroom-resources-03916 New report reveals why FMCG products significantly contribute to discount store growth http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-report-reveals-why-FMCG-products-significantly-contribute-to-discount-store-growth-03898 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-report-reveals-why-FMCG-products-significantly-contribute-to-discount-store-growth-03898 New poll reveals that around three quarters of Scots are against the proposed air tax cuts http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-poll-reveals-that-around-three-quarters-of-Scots-are-against-the-proposed-air-tax-cuts-03894 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-poll-reveals-that-around-three-quarters-of-Scots-are-against-the-proposed-air-tax-cuts-03894 Survey finds Millennials prefer looking for discounts in-store, as opposed to online http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Millennials-prefer-looking-for-discounts-in-store-as-opposed-to-online-03888 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Millennials-prefer-looking-for-discounts-in-store-as-opposed-to-online-03888 Recent survey shows that young women are more likely to struggle financially http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-survey-shows-that-young-women-are-more-likely-to-struggle-financially-03884 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-survey-shows-that-young-women-are-more-likely-to-struggle-financially-03884 Latest results reveal Asian car manufacturers dominate customer satisfaction survey http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Latest-results-reveal-Asian-car-manufacturers-dominate-customer-satisfaction-survey-03882 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Latest-results-reveal-Asian-car-manufacturers-dominate-customer-satisfaction-survey-03882 Bad press has increased negative perceptions of Uber, according to recent survey http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Bad-press-has-increased-negative-perceptions-of-Uber-according-to-recent-survey-03879 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Bad-press-has-increased-negative-perceptions-of-Uber-according-to-recent-survey-03879 Around one third of shoppers in Britain and Europe use their mobile phone to save money on grocery bills http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Around-one-third-of-shoppers-in-Britain-and-Europe-use-their-mobile-phone-to-save-money-on-grocery-bills-03876 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Around-one-third-of-shoppers-in-Britain-and-Europe-use-their-mobile-phone-to-save-money-on-grocery-bills-03876 Around one quarter of adults engage in moderate exercise, survey says Around one quarter of adults engage in moderate exercise, survey says: According to a recent ComRes survey, out of 2,004 British adults, 64 per cent said they spend most of their time sitting down for at least six hours a day, whereas only 27 per cent said they spend ' on average ' more than 2.5 hours a week doing moderate exercise. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Around-one-quarter-of-adults-engage-in-moderate-exercise-survey-says-03871 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Around-one-quarter-of-adults-engage-in-moderate-exercise-survey-says-03871 Survey finds that around a third of engineers feel included in their profession http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-around-a-third-of-engineers-feel-included-in-their-profession-03865 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-around-a-third-of-engineers-feel-included-in-their-profession-03865 Survey finds that 34 per cent of manufacturing businesses have seen an increase in profits over the past six months Survey finds that 34 per cent of manufacturing businesses have seen an increase in profits over the past six months: Conducted by SWMAS (part of Exelin Group) and Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), the survey questioned small and medium sized manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) about how they felt their business has been impacted since the Brexit result. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-34-per-cent-of-manufacturing-businesses-have-seen-an-increase-in-profits-over-the-past-six-months-03859 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-34-per-cent-of-manufacturing-businesses-have-seen-an-increase-in-profits-over-the-past-six-months-03859 Report reveals 72 per cent of Scottish manufacturing and engineering firms struggle to recruit staff http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-reveals-72-per-cent-of-Scottish-manufacturing-and-engineering-firms-struggle-to-recruit-staff-03849 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-reveals-72-per-cent-of-Scottish-manufacturing-and-engineering-firms-struggle-to-recruit-staff-03849 Survey reveals finance jobs to be moved out of Britain as a result of Brexit http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-finance-jobs-to-be-moved-out-of-Britain-as-a-result-of-Brexit-03847 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-finance-jobs-to-be-moved-out-of-Britain-as-a-result-of-Brexit-03847 Recent statistics reveal that the UK film industry is the fastest growing sector Recent statistics reveal that the UK film industry is the fastest growing sector: The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has identified the film industry as the fastest growing sector, as currently it contributes to £4.3billion of the UK's overall economy. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-statistics-reveal-that-the-UK-film-industry-is-the-fastest-growing-sector-03844 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-statistics-reveal-that-the-UK-film-industry-is-the-fastest-growing-sector-03844 Recent survey reveals US drinking water has the highest contamination rate http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-survey-reveals-US-drinking-water-has-the-highest-contamination-rate-03842 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-survey-reveals-US-drinking-water-has-the-highest-contamination-rate-03842 Utilities survey reveals that over one third of people prefer bottled water to tap Utilities survey reveals that over one third of people prefer bottled water to tap: Conducted by water supplier Queensland Urban Utilities, the survey reveals that 35 per cent of respondents prefer bottled water to tap ' resulting in Australians spending an average of $600 million on bottled water, per each. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Utilities-survey-reveals-that-over-one-third-of-people-prefer-bottled-water-to-tap-03839 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Utilities-survey-reveals-that-over-one-third-of-people-prefer-bottled-water-to-tap-03839 Government survey reveals that a third of respondents are against fracking Government survey reveals that a third of respondents are against fracking: Conducted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the recent Energy and Climate Change Public Attitude Tracker revealed that 33 percent of respondents are against fracking, whereas 16 per cent were in favour of the process. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-survey-reveals-that-a-third-of-respondents-are-against-fracking-03838 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-survey-reveals-that-a-third-of-respondents-are-against-fracking-03838 Over three quarters of sports viewers may change their TV provider, if certain sports channels were no longer featured, survey says Over three quarters of sports viewers may change their TV provider, if certain sports channels were no longer featured, survey says: Conducted by Broadband Genie, the survey revealed that 78 per cent of sports viewers would consider changing or cancelling their TV subscription, if their provider no longer broadcasted their favourite sport. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-three-quarters-of-sports-viewers-may-change-their-TV-provider-if-certain-sports-channels-were-no-longer-featured-survey-says-03834 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-three-quarters-of-sports-viewers-may-change-their-TV-provider-if-certain-sports-channels-were-no-longer-featured-survey-says-03834 Drinking water safety is a top concern for US water infrastructure, according to a Google survey http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Drinking-water-safety-is-a-top-concern-for-US-water-infrastructure-according-to-a-Google-survey-03832 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Drinking-water-safety-is-a-top-concern-for-US-water-infrastructure-according-to-a-Google-survey-03832 Poll reveals upselling food and beverage products aids weight-gain Poll reveals upselling food and beverage products aids weight-gain: Conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and Slimming World, the poll revealed that upselling food and beverages can add an average of 17,000 calories per person, each year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-reveals-upselling-food-and-beverage-products-aids-weight-gain-03818 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-reveals-upselling-food-and-beverage-products-aids-weight-gain-03818 US teens most likely to use more than one tobacco product, survey finds A recent US survey has found that teenagers who use a tobacco product are the most likely to use multiple forms, such as: hookahs, pipes, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-teens-most-likely-to-use-more-than-one-tobacco-product-survey-finds-03813 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-teens-most-likely-to-use-more-than-one-tobacco-product-survey-finds-03813 Over three quarters of British adults are proud of the work they do, survey says Over three quarters of British adults are proud of the work they do, survey says: A survey conducted by ComRes revealed that 79 per cent of adults are proud of their work, with 41 per cent claiming that they value their role more than the money they earn. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-three-quarters-of-British-adults-are-proud-of-the-work-they-do-survey-says-03812 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-three-quarters-of-British-adults-are-proud-of-the-work-they-do-survey-says-03812 Workforce survey reveals how employment legislation has increased business costs http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Workforce-survey-reveals-how-employment-legislation-has-increased-business-costs-03810 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Workforce-survey-reveals-how-employment-legislation-has-increased-business-costs-03810 Students prove GCSE predictions wrong, despite a fall in the number of top grades Students prove GCSE predictions wrong, despite a fall in the number of top grades: Though there has been a decline in the number of students achieving A*-C grades, roughly 51,000 grade 9s were awarded across three core subjects. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Students-prove-GCSE-predictions-wrong-despite-a-fall-in-the-number-of-top-grades-03805 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Students-prove-GCSE-predictions-wrong-despite-a-fall-in-the-number-of-top-grades-03805 A level results reveal that students continue to achieve top grades, despite changes to exam papers A level results reveal that students continue to achieve top grades, despite changes to exam papers: Yesterday, A-level results from England, Wales and Northern Ireland revealed that over one quarter of students in the UK were awarded top grades. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-level-results-reveal-that-students-continue-to-achieve-top-grades-despite-changes-to-exam-papers-03797 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-level-results-reveal-that-students-continue-to-achieve-top-grades-despite-changes-to-exam-papers-03797 Survey finds that Save the Children has the most effective management in the voluntary sector Survey finds that Save the Children has the most effective management in the voluntary sector: A survey conducted by the ratings firm, ViewsHub, consists of 50,000 charity professionals, who were asked to rate their co-workers' leadership, as well as those from other companies, on a scale of one to five, in three areas. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-Save-the-Children-has-the-most-effective-management-in-the-voluntary-sector-03796 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-Save-the-Children-has-the-most-effective-management-in-the-voluntary-sector-03796 New research states 80 per cent of UK customers prefer charities to only contact them after giving consent to use their personal data New research states 80 per cent of UK customers prefer charities to only contact them after giving consent to use their personal data: The majority of charity supporters believe that it is important to receive marketing communications, only if they have given explicit consent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-research-states-80-per-cent-of-UK-customers-prefer-charities-to-only-contact-them-after-giving-consent-to-use-their-personal-data-03795 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-research-states-80-per-cent-of-UK-customers-prefer-charities-to-only-contact-them-after-giving-consent-to-use-their-personal-data-03795 Latest UK PMI report reveals weakest construction performance since August 2016 Latest UK PMI report reveals weakest construction performance since August 2016: For the first time since the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, the construction Purchasing Manager's Index dropped from 54.8 in June to 51.9 in July 2017; resulting in an 11 month decline in the overall construction index. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Latest-UK-PMI-report-reveals-weakest-construction-performance-since-August-2016-03794 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Latest-UK-PMI-report-reveals-weakest-construction-performance-since-August-2016-03794 Recent statistics reveal that Northern Ireland’s construction output is higher than last year Recent statistics reveal that Northern Ireland's construction output is higher than last year: Following from last year's final quarter, the construction sector's total volume of output fell by 1.7%, yet compared to the same quarter as last year, overall output is up by 7.1%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-statistics-reveal-that-Northern-Irelands-construction-output-is-higher-than-last-year-03780 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-statistics-reveal-that-Northern-Irelands-construction-output-is-higher-than-last-year-03780 Latest research states that the construction industry seeks to see a rise in housing production Latest research states that the construction industry seeks to see a rise housing production: The Home Builders Federation, (HBF), are aiming to support the number of construction providers helping to build an estimate of 'one million homes between 2015-2020'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Latest-research-states-that-the-construction-industry-seeks-to-see-a-rise-in-housing-production-03779 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Latest-research-states-that-the-construction-industry-seeks-to-see-a-rise-in-housing-production-03779 New report reveals UK charity resources may be strained, due to public sector cuts New report reveals UK charity resources may be strained, due to public sector cuts: Reports from the NCVO reveal that further pressure may be placed on charity resources, due to the Government's plans to reduce public spending. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-report-reveals-UK-charity-resources-may-be-strained-due-to-public-sector-cuts-03778 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-report-reveals-UK-charity-resources-may-be-strained-due-to-public-sector-cuts-03778 Insurance sector behind in customer service, suggests poll Insurance sector behind in customer service, suggests poll: New findings from a survey of 1,025 UK adults, conducted in June 2017, suggests that the insurance sector is now the fourth worst sector in terms of customer service quality. This contrasts starkly with the banking sector which, in part due to an improved mobile and digital offering, has improved results from the previous year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Insurance-sector-behind-in-customer-service-suggests-poll-03776 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Insurance-sector-behind-in-customer-service-suggests-poll-03776 Latest research reveals that heatwave helped increase sales for UK retail sector http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Latest-research-reveals-that-heatwave-helped-increase-sales-for-UK-retail-sector-03774 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Latest-research-reveals-that-heatwave-helped-increase-sales-for-UK-retail-sector-03774 New plans for energy supply estimates to save UK customers and businesses up to £40 billion by 2050 New plans for energy supply estimates to save UK customers and businesses up to £40 billion by 2050: the UK Government are developing plans to alter the way in which energy is stored and distributed to consumers in order to keep costs down. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-plans-for-energy-supply-estimates-to-save-UK-customers-and-businesses-up-to-40-billion-by-2050-03773 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-plans-for-energy-supply-estimates-to-save-UK-customers-and-businesses-up-to-40-billion-by-2050-03773 End of month statistics for May 2017, estimate a decrease in UK retail sales End of month statistics for May 2017, estimate a decrease in UK retail sales: The Office of National Statistics reveal that retail sales have decreased, due to the possibility of store prices increasing. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/End-of-month-statistics-for-May-2017-estimate-a-decrease-in-UK-retail-sales-03769 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/End-of-month-statistics-for-May-2017-estimate-a-decrease-in-UK-retail-sales-03769 A new NHS survey reveals that more than 50,000 lives are saved, due to organ transplants A new NHS survey reveals that more than 50,000 lives are saved, due to organ transplants: NHS Blood and Transplant published statistics stating the number of transplants that has been made across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-new-NHS-survey-reveals-that-more-than-50000-lives-are-saved-due-to-organ-transplants-03768 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-new-NHS-survey-reveals-that-more-than-50000-lives-are-saved-due-to-organ-transplants-03768 Teachers face one percent pay cap for the seventh year running Teachers face one percent pay cap for the seventh year running: In the midst of this recruitment crisis, teachers are the target of austerity measures, as their pay rise has been capped. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-face-one-percent-pay-cap-for-the-seventh-year-running-03767 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-face-one-percent-pay-cap-for-the-seventh-year-running-03767 Recent update on how the UK Sports plan to tackle elite performance funding and cuts http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-update-on-how-the-UK-Sports-plan-to-tackle-elite-performance-funding-and-cuts-03766 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-update-on-how-the-UK-Sports-plan-to-tackle-elite-performance-funding-and-cuts-03766 Recent polls reveal outlook on mental health services during England’s NHS Five Year Forward View http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-polls-reveal-outlook-on-mental-health-services-during-Englands-NHS-Five-Year-Forward-View-03765 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-polls-reveal-outlook-on-mental-health-services-during-Englands-NHS-Five-Year-Forward-View-03765 Relaunch of PlayStation game, Crash Bandicoot, saves further decline of retail sector Relaunch of PlayStation game, Crash Bandicoot, saves further decline of retail sector: Recent statistics have revealed that the launch of the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane trilogy, has aided the growth of the game retail sector, as boxed game sale figures upped 93%; totalling to 331,000. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Relaunch-of-PlayStation-game-Crash-Bandicoot-saves-further-decline-of-retail-sector-03764 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Relaunch-of-PlayStation-game-Crash-Bandicoot-saves-further-decline-of-retail-sector-03764 Survey finds universities’ ‘value for money’ is falling according to students Survey finds universities' 'value for money' is falling according to students:The Student Academic Experience Survey collects responses from 14,000 students across the UK and has revealed that the 'value for money' of universities in England, has dropped to an all-time low of 35%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-universities-value-for-money-is-falling-according-to-students-03762 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-universities-value-for-money-is-falling-according-to-students-03762 Top UK universities fail to reach TEF targets Top UK universities fail to reach TEF targets: Recent TEF report has revealed that consistently top-rated universities have failed to reach their targets, despite their previous success. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Top-UK-universities-fail-to-reach-TEF-targets-03761 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Top-UK-universities-fail-to-reach-TEF-targets-03761 Recent monthly energy review reveals that renewable energy is increasingly contributing to US energy production and consumption Recent monthly energy review reveals that renewable energy is increasingly contributing to US energy production and consumption: Statistics show that renewable energy is on the rise; contributing to a tenth of US consumption and 15% of electricity generation. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-monthly-energy-review-reveals-that-renewable-energy-is-increasingly-contributing-to-US-energy-production-and-consumption-03760 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-monthly-energy-review-reveals-that-renewable-energy-is-increasingly-contributing-to-US-energy-production-and-consumption-03760 A recent Markit PMI survey reveals that the industrial sector continues to drive global economy A recent Markit PMI survey reveals that the industrial sector continues to drive global economy: The latest Markit PMI report explains that the industrial sector is continuing to boost the global economy, ranking second amongst other broad sectors including: technology, telecommunication services, financials, basic materials, healthcare and consumer services. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-recent-Markit-PMI-survey-reveals-that-the-industrial-sector-continues-to-drive-global-economy-03758 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-recent-Markit-PMI-survey-reveals-that-the-industrial-sector-continues-to-drive-global-economy-03758 Recent reports reveal MPs may have an extra-long holiday http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-reports-reveal-MPs-may-have-an-extra-long-holiday-03757 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-reports-reveal-MPs-may-have-an-extra-long-holiday-03757 A recent study shows that 66 percent of adults are eating three, or fewer servings of fruit and vegetables a day http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-recent-study-shows-that-66-percent-of-adults-are-eating-three-or-fewer-servings-of-fruit-and-vegetables-a-day-03756 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-recent-study-shows-that-66-percent-of-adults-are-eating-three-or-fewer-servings-of-fruit-and-vegetables-a-day-03756 Recent polls uncover how eSports affect children’s health in the UK. Recent polls uncover: the relationship between eSports and traditional sports and how this affects children's health http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-polls-uncover-how-eSports-affect-childrens-health-in-the-UK-03754 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-polls-uncover-how-eSports-affect-childrens-health-in-the-UK-03754 Survey finds retailers are recruiting more staff despite Brexit Survey finds retailers are recruiting more staff despite Brexit: According to the Retail Salary Survey 2017, conducted by retail recruitment specialist Quest Search and Selection, 45 per cent of retailers have reported headcount growth over the past 12 months compared to just 27 per cent who reported a fall. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-retailers-are-recruiting-more-staff-despite-Brexit-03605 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-retailers-are-recruiting-more-staff-despite-Brexit-03605 A public consultation is launched on the future of Police Scotland A public consultation into the future of policing in Scotland over the next 10 years has been launched. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-public-consultation-is-launched-on-the-future-of-Police-Scotland-03604 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-public-consultation-is-launched-on-the-future-of-Police-Scotland-03604 Survey finds the pharma industry has been impacted by drug prices Survey finds the pharma industry has been impacted by drug prices: A new survey has revealed that the reputation of the pharmaceutical industry amongst patient groups was negatively affected in 2016. It was found that there is continuous dissatisfaction surrounding the high price of drugs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-the-pharma-industry-has-been-impacted-by-drug-prices-03619 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-the-pharma-industry-has-been-impacted-by-drug-prices-03619 More Brits oppose fracking than support it, survey finds More Brits oppose fracking than support it, survey finds: A recent survey for the Department of Energy and Climate Change has revealed that the number of people who oppose fracking is higher than those who support it, especially amongst the people who are aware of the controversial process. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-Brits-oppose-fracking-than-support-it-survey-finds-03620 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-Brits-oppose-fracking-than-support-it-survey-finds-03620 Top ten UK visitor attractions revealed Top ten UK visitor attractions revealed: According to the most recent annual survey by AVLA, museums in London have topped the annual visitor tally for the top visitor attractions in the United Kingdom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Top-ten-UK-visitor-attractions-revealed-03617 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Top-ten-UK-visitor-attractions-revealed-03617 Media needs an overhaul, survey suggests Media needs an overhaul, survey suggests: According to a recent survey by the media consultancy ID Comms, advertisers are not meeting expectations in four core areas, namely: setting clear key performance indicators for the media; having a point of view on return on income for media; having a well-established, internal media community and leading media decisions from marketing rather than procurement. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Media-needs-an-overhaul-survey-suggests-03616 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Media-needs-an-overhaul-survey-suggests-03616 Majority of councils to increase council tax this April, survey finds Majority of councils to increase council tax this April, survey finds: A recent survey has revealed that 90 per cent of local councils in England are planning to increase council tax in April, with some bills set to rise by as much as 5 per cent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-councils-to-increase-council-tax-this-April-survey-finds-03615 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-councils-to-increase-council-tax-this-April-survey-finds-03615 Scottish technology companies are optimistic about future, survey finds Scottish technology companies are optimistic about future, survey finds: A recent survey of digital technology companies in Scotland has revealed that the industry has witnessed sustained growth during the last calendar year (2016) and is optimistic about the future. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scottish-technology-companies-are-optimistic-about-future-survey-finds-03614 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scottish-technology-companies-are-optimistic-about-future-survey-finds-03614 Survey finds UK manufacturers have seen a spike in orders post-Brexit Survey finds UK manufacturers have seen a spike in orders post-Brexit: According to a recent survey, factories in Britain are growing at the fastest rate in more than three years. This has been attributed to the decreasing value of the pound following the vote to leave the European Union, as well as a recovery in core European markets. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-UK-manufacturers-have-seen-a-spike-in-orders-post-Brexit-03613 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-UK-manufacturers-have-seen-a-spike-in-orders-post-Brexit-03613 2017 could see a decline in the private rental sector, survey finds 2017 could see a decline in the private rental sector, survey finds: According to the National Landlords Association (NLA), the private rental sector in the United Kingdom could be set to decline, as property sales to existing landlords are forecasted to outstrip purchases by the end of 2017. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/2017-could-see-a-decline-in-the-private-rental-sector-survey-finds-03612 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/2017-could-see-a-decline-in-the-private-rental-sector-survey-finds-03612 Survey finds some foods are saltier than seawater Survey finds some foods are saltier than seawater: According to a recent food survey by the health campaign group, Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), salt levels in some food products are continuing to fall short of the salt reduction targets for 2017. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-some-foods-are-saltier-than-seawater-03610 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-some-foods-are-saltier-than-seawater-03610 Fruit juice considered healthy by European millennials, survey finds Fruit juice considered healthy by European millennials, survey finds: According to the findings of a new, independent consumer survey conducted by Concord grape juice supplier, Welch's Global Ingredients Group, millennial consumers of fruit juice largely consider 100% fruit juice to be a healthy drink. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fruit-juice-considered-healthy-by-European-millennials-survey-finds-03609 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fruit-juice-considered-healthy-by-European-millennials-survey-finds-03609 American survey finds an increasing demand for outdoor kitchen construction American survey finds an increasing demand for outdoor kitchen construction: According to the American Institute of Architects' Home Design Trends Survey for the final quarter of 2016, architects have stated that there is an increasing demand for outdoor kitchens. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/American-survey-finds-an-increasing-demand-for-outdoor-kitchen-construction-03608 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/American-survey-finds-an-increasing-demand-for-outdoor-kitchen-construction-03608 Survey finds financial service providers are more optimistic Survey finds financial service providers are more optimistic: According to the most recent CBI/PWC Financial Services Survey, optimism in the financial services industry has become more positive following four consecutive quarters of decreasing positivity. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-financial-service-providers-are-more-optimistic-03607 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-financial-service-providers-are-more-optimistic-03607 Parents stressed by childrens’ exams, survey finds Parents stressed by childrens' exams, survey finds: A recent survey has revealed that children are not the only ones who feel stressed around exam season, with parents admitting that they too feel the strain of their child's revision schedule and exams. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parents-stressed-by-childrens-exams-survey-finds-03606 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parents-stressed-by-childrens-exams-survey-finds-03606 10 per cent of lawyers born overseas plan to leave UK soon, survey finds 10 per cent of lawyers born overseas plan to leave UK soon, survey finds: According to a recent professional services survey by Lawyer 2B, 10 per cent of foreign-born lawyers, who are currently working in the United Kingdom, are planning to leave the country soon. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/10-per-cent-of-lawyers-born-overseas-plan-to-leave-UK-soon-survey-finds-03590 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/10-per-cent-of-lawyers-born-overseas-plan-to-leave-UK-soon-survey-finds-03590 UK businesses are already being negatively affected by Brexit, survey finds UK businesses are already being negatively affected by Brexit, survey finds: According to a recent business survey, more than 50 per cent of business leaders in Britain feel that the vote to leave the European Union has had a negative effect on their businesses; however, most of the business leaders in the survey believe that their company will be able to manage the change. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-businesses-are-already-being-negatively-affected-by-Brexit-survey-finds-03589 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-businesses-are-already-being-negatively-affected-by-Brexit-survey-finds-03589 Estate agents should divulge broadband speed, home buyers say Estate agents should divulge broadband speed, home buyers say: A recent telecommunications survey by a broadband provider has revealed that 34 per cent of home movers would like to be made aware of what broadband speeds they would have access to at peak browsing times in a property. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Estate-agents-should-divulge-broadband-speed-home-buyers-say-03588 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Estate-agents-should-divulge-broadband-speed-home-buyers-say-03588 Survey finds few pregnant women, new mums get specialist mental health care Survey finds few pregnant women, new mums get specialist mental health care: According to a recent health survey of 2,300 women in the United Kingdom, conducted by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, just 7 per cent of women who experience either anti-natal and post-natal mental health issues in the last five years were referred to see a specialist. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-few-pregnant-women-new-mums-get-specialist-mental-health-care-03576 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-few-pregnant-women-new-mums-get-specialist-mental-health-care-03576 Survey finds a distinct lack of knowledge about car parts Survey finds a distinct lack of knowledge about car parts: According to a new automotive survey by the website, CarGurus, many young drivers are not aware of what basic car parts are, despite being highly technically savvy. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-distinct-lack-of-knowledge-about-car-parts-03575 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-distinct-lack-of-knowledge-about-car-parts-03575 Survey finds STEM subjects are building in popularity Survey finds STEM subjects are building in popularity: A recent engineering survey by BAE Systems has revealed that the efforts to change the public's views of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects is starting to pay off, with 51 per cent of parents revealing that they would encourage their child to embark on a career in STEM. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-STEM-subjects-are-building-in-popularity-03574 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-STEM-subjects-are-building-in-popularity-03574 Survey finds judges are worried about their personal safety and salaries Survey finds judges are worried about their personal safety and salaries: According to a recent professional services survey, nearly 50 per cent of all high court judges intend to leave the bench prematurely. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-judges-are-worried-about-their-personal-safety-and-salaries-03565 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-judges-are-worried-about-their-personal-safety-and-salaries-03565 Survey finds manufacturers’ optimism is quickly rising Survey finds manufacturers' optimism is quickly rising: According to the findings of the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey, manufacturers in the United Kingdom are more confident about their business situation and exporting potential. The respondents also said that there has been a noticeable increase in domestic orders in the previous quarter. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-manufacturers-optimism-is-quickly-rising-03564 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-manufacturers-optimism-is-quickly-rising-03564 Survey reveals how much sport English adults partake in Survey reveals how much sport English adults partake in: A new survey by Sport England, entitled Active Lives, has released figures into how much, and what kinds, of physical activity English adults (over the age of 16 years old) partake in. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-how-much-sport-English-adults-partake-in-03562 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-how-much-sport-English-adults-partake-in-03562 Councils uncertain whether their area can cope with 30 hours free childcare Councils uncertain whether their area can cope with 30 hours free childcare: A recent local government survey has revealed that more than 50 per cent of local councils in England are not confident that their area would have the resource to cope with a rise in free childcare for working families. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Councils-uncertain-whether-their-area-can-cope-with-30-hours-free-childcare-03561 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Councils-uncertain-whether-their-area-can-cope-with-30-hours-free-childcare-03561 Visits to British museums and galleries have dramatically declined Visits to British museums and galleries have dramatically declined: A recent research report by the government body, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, has revealed that the amount of visitors to the key museums and galleries in the United Kingdom plummeted by almost 1.4 million in 2016, which represents the first fall in almost 10 years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Visits-to-British-museums-and-galleries-have-dramatically-declined-03560 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Visits-to-British-museums-and-galleries-have-dramatically-declined-03560 Number of people who believe climate change is happening is increasing Number of people who believe climate change is happening is increasing: A recent survey of 2,045 people throughout the United Kingdom has revealed that the percentage of people who believe that climate change is happening and has been caused by humans has increased to 64 per cent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Number-of-people-who-believe-climate-change-is-happening-is-increasing-03559 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Number-of-people-who-believe-climate-change-is-happening-is-increasing-03559 Survey reveals the key objectives and challenges for the logistics sector Survey reveals the key objectives and challenges for the logistics sector: According to the Paragon Software System's annual customer survey within the United Kingdom, decreasing the cost of transport has remained the core objective for logistics operations. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-key-objectives-and-challenges-for-the-logistics-sector-03548 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-key-objectives-and-challenges-for-the-logistics-sector-03548 Small businesses not prepared for tax digitalisation, survey finds Small businesses not prepared for tax digitalisation, survey finds: A recent financial services survey by the leading membership association of independent chartered accountancy and law fims, UK200Group, has revealed that 65 per cent of its members' SME clients are not using software to manage their accounts at the moment. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Small-businesses-not-prepared-for-tax-digitalisation-survey-finds-03547 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Small-businesses-not-prepared-for-tax-digitalisation-survey-finds-03547 Figures show library usage has plummeted Figures show library usage has plummeted: According to new a new piece of research by the government's Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), public library usage amongst adults has plummeted by nearly a third since 2005. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Figures-show-library-usage-has-plummeted-03536 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Figures-show-library-usage-has-plummeted-03536 Survey finds rising cost of food concerns consumers Survey finds rising cost of food concerns consumers: According to a recent market research report, many consumers are worried about the rising cost of food, which was revealed to be more of a concern than wage freezes and increasing energy bills. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-rising-cost-of-food-concerns-consumers-03531 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-rising-cost-of-food-concerns-consumers-03531 Many senior oil and gas professionals want to expand business outside the industry Many senior oil and gas professionals want to expand business outside the industry: According to a recent oil and gas industry survey, approximately half of senior professionals in the sector expect that their companies will expand their opportunities outside of the oil and gas industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-senior-oil-and-gas-professionals-want-to-expand-business-outside-the-industry-03530 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-senior-oil-and-gas-professionals-want-to-expand-business-outside-the-industry-03530 Majority cannot differentiate between fake and real news reports, survey finds Majority cannot differentiate between fake and real news reports, survey finds: A recent media survey by Channel 4 has revealed that less than 5 per cent of people were able to correctly tell the difference between fake news articles and real articles when shown different examples. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-cannot-differentiate-between-fake-and-real-news-reports-survey-finds-03529 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-cannot-differentiate-between-fake-and-real-news-reports-survey-finds-03529 Figures show house price increase is at the slowest rate since 2013 Figures show house price increase is at the slowest rate since 2013: Figures from the property website, Rightmove, have revealed that the increase in house prices have slowed down to the lowest rate since 2013 as a result of tighter lending criteria, Brexit uncertainty and the ever-increasing cost of living. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Figures-show-house-price-increase-is-at-the-slowest-rate-since-2013-03523 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Figures-show-house-price-increase-is-at-the-slowest-rate-since-2013-03523 Clean Air Act backed by 65 per cent of Brits, survey finds Clean Air Act backed by 65 per cent of Brits, survey finds: According to a recent market research study into air pollution, more than 50 per cent of Britons feel that air pollution levels across the United Kingdom are harming their health and a further 65 per cent would be in favour of the introduction of new laws to help combat the problem. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Clean-Air-Act-backed-by-65-per-cent-of-Brits-survey-finds-03521 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Clean-Air-Act-backed-by-65-per-cent-of-Brits-survey-finds-03521 Survey reveals there is a shortage of construction workers in Ireland Survey reveals there is a shortage of construction workers in Ireland: According to the most recent edition of the quarterly construction market research report, entitled the InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Report, construction firms in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are having difficulties in recruiting skilled construction workers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-there-is-a-shortage-of-construction-workers-in-Ireland-03520 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-there-is-a-shortage-of-construction-workers-in-Ireland-03520 The retail sector receives more complaints than any other, survey finds The retail sector receives more complaints than any other, survey finds: A recent survey has revealed that the retail sector has been crowned as the industry which gets the most amount of complaints by its customers. According to the survey findings, complaints in the retail sector accounted for 24 per cent of the 55 million total recorded complaints in 2016. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-retail-sector-receives-more-complaints-than-any-other-survey-finds-03517 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-retail-sector-receives-more-complaints-than-any-other-survey-finds-03517 Survey reveals many teachers would feel more secure wearing a bodycam Survey reveals many teachers would feel more secure wearing a bodycam: A recent survey of the education sector has revealed that two thirds of staff within schools would feel safer if they were to wear a bodycam at all times, to monitor and provide evidence of pupils' behaviour. A further one third said that they would be willing to wear a bodycam in school. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-many-teachers-would-feel-more-secure-wearing-a-bodycam-03508 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-many-teachers-would-feel-more-secure-wearing-a-bodycam-03508 Survey finds cancer charities are the most popular charitable cause Survey finds cancer charities are the most popular charitable cause: A recent voluntary sector survey has revealed that 59 per cent of British people, who donate to charity, intend to donate to a cancer charity in 2017, which makes it the most popular charitable cause in the United Kingdom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-cancer-charities-are-the-most-popular-charitable-cause-03504 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-cancer-charities-are-the-most-popular-charitable-cause-03504 Rising salaries in IT and data analytics, survey finds Rising salaries in IT and data analytics, survey finds: According to the latest Robert Walters Global Salary Survey for 2017, salaries for the IT security and data analytics sector are expected to see an increase of 8 per cent and 4 per cent, respectively, this year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Rising-salaries-in-IT-and-data-analytics-survey-finds-03501 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Rising-salaries-in-IT-and-data-analytics-survey-finds-03501 Price is less important than service, food shoppers reveal in survey Price is less important than service, food shoppers reveal in survey: A recent survey has revealed that shoppers in the United Kingdom find excellent customer service to be critically important when choosing which grocery retailer to shop with. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Price-is-less-important-than-service-food-shoppers-reveal-in-survey-03499 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Price-is-less-important-than-service-food-shoppers-reveal-in-survey-03499 Survey finds women MPs are treated badly by the public Survey finds women MPs are treated badly by the public: A recent central government survey by BBC Radio 5 Live has revealed that the vast majority of female Members of Parliament have experienced verbal and online abuse at the hands of the public and a further one in three have consequently considered resigning. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-women-MPs-are-treated-badly-by-the-public-03498 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-women-MPs-are-treated-badly-by-the-public-03498 Survey reveals that 25 per cent of managers struggle with admin every day Survey reveals that 25 per cent of managers struggle with admin every day: A recent business support survey by the global telecommunications firm, Immervox, has revealed that company bosses in the United Kingdom are reporting a significant drain on their time at the hands of administration tasks ' time which could be spent better elsewhere. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-that-25-per-cent-of-managers-struggle-with-admin-every-day-03493 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-that-25-per-cent-of-managers-struggle-with-admin-every-day-03493 Survey suggests a class pay divide is prevalent amongst accountants Survey suggests a class pay divide is prevalent amongst accountants: According to a recent professional services survey, finance employees from less advantaged households earn an average of £13,713 less per year than their wealthier counterparts. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-suggests-a-class-pay-divide-is-prevalent-amongst-accountants-03487 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-suggests-a-class-pay-divide-is-prevalent-amongst-accountants-03487 40 per cent of adults do not exercise enough, survey finds 40 per cent of adults do not exercise enough, survey finds: According to a recent sports survey in physical activity in England, conducted by Sport England, 40 per cent of adults do not do enough exercise. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/40-per-cent-of-adults-do-not-exercise-enough-survey-finds-03486 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/40-per-cent-of-adults-do-not-exercise-enough-survey-finds-03486 Body image more important than health for women, survey suggests Body image more important than health for women, survey suggests: A recent health survey by the website, Make Your Switch, has revealed that women are six times more likely to make their body weight a priority over their overall health. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Body-image-more-important-than-health-for-women-survey-suggests-03485 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Body-image-more-important-than-health-for-women-survey-suggests-03485 Tired drivers take risks, survey reveals Tired drivers take risks, survey reveals: According to new automotive market research by Voucher Codes Pro, approximately 20 per cent of motorists in Britain have admitted to almost falling asleep at the wheel. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Tired-drivers-take-risks-survey-reveals-03482 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Tired-drivers-take-risks-survey-reveals-03482 Survey finds more information on e-books is needed from councils Survey finds more information on e-books is needed from councils: According to Socitm's latest Better Connected survey, just 44 per cent of councils are providing a good or very good online service for e-resources, which is a notable drop from the 74 per cent of county council library websites which achieved the same level for the previous years' challenge of renewing a library book online. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-more-information-on-e-books-is-needed-from-councils-03480 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-more-information-on-e-books-is-needed-from-councils-03480 Survey finds most British people in favour of smart meters Survey finds most British people in favour of smart meters: According to a recent utilities survey by Smart Energy GB, the vast majority of people who have had a smart meter installed in their homes would recommend the technology to others, at a rate of 81 per cent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-British-people-in-favour-of-smart-meters-03478 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-British-people-in-favour-of-smart-meters-03478 Increase in council tax will not affect the social care crisis, survey suggests Increase in council tax will not affect the social care crisis, survey suggests: According to a recent local government survey by ITV News, more than 90 per cent of local councils in England have said that being granted permission to increase council tax has made little or no difference to their ability to provide adequate social care. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Increase-in-council-tax-will-not-affect-the-social-care-crisis-survey-suggests-03477 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Increase-in-council-tax-will-not-affect-the-social-care-crisis-survey-suggests-03477 Survey reveals the main priority for the government’s industrial strategy Survey reveals the main priority for the government's industrial strategy: According to a recent survey of business leaders, the government's new industrial strategy must make improving the skills and infrastructure in Great Britain their main priority, rather than subsidising large companies who are in deep water. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-main-priority-for-the-governments-industrial-strategy-03476 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-main-priority-for-the-governments-industrial-strategy-03476 73 per cent of engineers have faced gender discrimination 73 per cent of engineers have faced gender discrimination: According to a recent survey of female engineers by the recruitment company, Hays, many have admitted that they believe that they experience discrimination from a male-dominated industry which has not yet adapted to the demands of the modern family. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/73-per-cent-of-engineers-have-faced-gender-discrimination-03475 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/73-per-cent-of-engineers-have-faced-gender-discrimination-03475 Survey reveals waste reduction is a key trend this year Survey reveals waste reduction is a key trend this year: According to the latest Product of the Year survey, waste reduction is increasing in importance to consumers when it comes to the products they are buying. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-waste-reduction-is-a-key-trend-this-year-03472 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-waste-reduction-is-a-key-trend-this-year-03472 Survey finds half of oil and gas professionals expect to vary their businesses Survey finds half of oil and gas professionals expect to vary their businesses: According to a recent survey of 723 oil and gas industry leaders, conducted by the technical advisor to the industry, DNV GL, approximately 50 per cent of respondents said that they expect their business to break into opportunities outside of the oil and gas industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-half-of-oil-and-gas-professionals-expect-to-vary-their-businesses-03469 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-half-of-oil-and-gas-professionals-expect-to-vary-their-businesses-03469 Costs reduction is the main priority for majority of the logistics industry Costs reduction is the main priority for majority of the logistics industry: According to the latest annual logistics survey by Paragon Software System, more than half (57.3 per cent) of respondents said that saving money is the main priority for their logistics company, followed by improving planning accuracy (14.5 per cent) and increasing profitability (9.7 per cent). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Costs-reduction-is-the-main-priority-for-majority-of-the-logistics-industry-03464 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Costs-reduction-is-the-main-priority-for-majority-of-the-logistics-industry-03464 20 per cent of consumer media consumption is influencer content, survey finds 20 per cent of consumer media consumption is influencer content, survey finds: According to a survey conducted by PR and content agency, Good Relations, consumers are increasingly viewing influencer content to help them make decisions about purchasing products, with 19 per cent of the average consumer's total media consumption being made up of influencer content. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/20-per-cent-of-consumer-media-consumption-is-influencer-content-survey-finds-03463 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/20-per-cent-of-consumer-media-consumption-is-influencer-content-survey-finds-03463 Survey finds retailers are shunning the UK because of high business rates Survey finds retailers are shunning the UK because of high business rates: A recent retail survey has revealed that approximately 75 per cent of international retailers are electing to expand their stores outside of the United Kingdom as a result of the country's high and complicated business rates system. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-retailers-are-shunning-the-UK-because-of-high-business-rates-03460 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-retailers-are-shunning-the-UK-because-of-high-business-rates-03460 Few charity CEOs are from a BAME background, survey finds Few charity CEOs are from a BAME background, survey finds: According to a recent charity survey by Acevo, a membership body for the leaders of third sector organisations in England and Wales, just 3 per cent of Chief Executive Officers of charities are from BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) backgrounds. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Few-charity-CEOs-are-from-a-BAME-background-survey-finds-03459 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Few-charity-CEOs-are-from-a-BAME-background-survey-finds-03459 Survey finds cyber-attack worries have hiked up the price of insurance Survey finds cyber-attack worries have hiked up the price of insurance: According to recent IT market research by CFC Underwriting, approximately 40 per cent of insurance companies have watched their cyber book increase by 50 per cent in the last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-cyber-attack-worries-have-hiked-up-the-price-of-insurance-03456 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-cyber-attack-worries-have-hiked-up-the-price-of-insurance-03456 Survey finds construction companies are positive about Brexit and UK economy Survey finds construction companies are positive about Brexit and UK economy: According to recent construction market research, those within the construction industry are feeling more positive about the economy than other industries, with approximately 75 per cent of construction companies anticipating business growth in 2017. However, the firms in the survey highlighted the skills shortage and how 25 per cent of construction firms are having a difficult time with recruitment. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-construction-companies-are-positive-about-Brexit-and-UK-economy-03455 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-construction-companies-are-positive-about-Brexit-and-UK-economy-03455 Researchers warn that toxic air pollution is leading cause of premature death Researchers warn that toxic air pollution is leading cause of premature death: According to recent research, toxic air pollution is the top environmental cause of preventable premature death, beating heart disease, smoking and unhealthy diets. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Researchers-warn-that-toxic-air-pollution-is-leading-cause-of-premature-death-03453 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Researchers-warn-that-toxic-air-pollution-is-leading-cause-of-premature-death-03453 £13bn worth of food wasted annually, figures reveal £13bn worth of food wasted annually, figures reveal: According to new figures, British consumers throw away £13 billion worth of edible food from homes every year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/13bn-worth-of-food-wasted-annually-figures-reveal-03452 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/13bn-worth-of-food-wasted-annually-figures-reveal-03452 Research finds half of public would not visit pharmacy for minor illnesses Research finds half of general public would not visit pharmacy for minor illnesses: A recent market research report from the Proprietary Association of Great Britain (PAGB) has revealed that even though the general public realises the importance of self-care, many have claimed that the pharmacy would not be the first place they would go for advice about treating a minor ailment, such as colds and coughs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-half-of-public-would-not-visit-pharmacy-for-minor-illnesses-03449 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-half-of-public-would-not-visit-pharmacy-for-minor-illnesses-03449 Survey finds SMEs are predicted to borrow more than £50 billion this year Survey finds SMEs are predicted to borrow more than £50 billion this year: According to a recent survey by Zurich, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Britain are intending on borrowing an average of £41,770 this year, which would represent an increase of around 22 per cent in comparison with 2016's average of £34,375. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-SMEs-are-predicted-to-borrow-more-than-50-billion-this-year-03448 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-SMEs-are-predicted-to-borrow-more-than-50-billion-this-year-03448 Obama will leave the White House at the peak of his popularity, survey finds Obama will leave the White House at the peak of his popularity, survey finds: According to a recent poll, President Barack Obama will exit from his position as the President of the United States at the peak of his popularity, with many of the survey participants preferring him to President-elect Donald Trump. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Obama-will-leave-the-White-House-at-the-peak-of-his-popularity-survey-finds-03445 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Obama-will-leave-the-White-House-at-the-peak-of-his-popularity-survey-finds-03445 Many middle age Brits need to change their unhealthy lifestyles Many middle age Brits need to change their unhealthy lifestyles: According to experts, approximately 80 per cent of middle age British people currently have a lifestyle which is putting their health at risk. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-middle-age-Brits-need-to-change-their-unhealthy-lifestyles-03444 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-middle-age-Brits-need-to-change-their-unhealthy-lifestyles-03444 Survey reveals what drivers worry about when it comes to servicing Survey reveals what drivers worry about when it comes to servicing: According to a recent automotive survey of 1,000 motorists by MyCarNeedsA.com, approximately 50 per cent of motorists worry that they will be overcharged for work on their car if they take their vehicle in to a garage they have not been to before. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-drivers-worry-about-when-it-comes-to-servicing-03439 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-drivers-worry-about-when-it-comes-to-servicing-03439 Children are going on more foreign holidays than ever before, survey finds Children are going on more foreign holidays than ever before, survey finds: According to the recent tourism survey findings from Heathrow Airport, children today are travelling abroad and visiting more countries than any previous generations. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Children-are-going-on-more-foreign-holidays-than-ever-before-survey-finds-03436 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Children-are-going-on-more-foreign-holidays-than-ever-before-survey-finds-03436 Glaring differences in education and working progress between ethnic groups New research carried out by the Social Mobility Commission suggests that there are 'stark differences' in progress between ethnic groups in terms of their route through education and in to work. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Glaring-differences-in-education-and-working-progress-between-ethnic-groups-03434 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Glaring-differences-in-education-and-working-progress-between-ethnic-groups-03434 Home Ownership at Record Low for Under 25s According to new figures published today by the Local Government Association and Savills, home ownership among people aged under 25 has fallen to just one in five (20%) - compared to almost half (46%) two decades ago. In its report, the Local Government Association suggested that the Government needed to take action to tackle the shortage of affordable homes ' including both those available to rent, and those available for purchase. Figures from the survey suggest that the average private-renter spends more than a third (34%) of their household income on rent, whilst people living in social and affordable rented properties spend approximately 29% of their household income on rent. Notably, the figure for home owners fall dramatically ' they spend less than a fifth (18%) of their household income on their mortgage on average. However, it should also be noted that the average deposit required to secure a mortgage is now almost two thirds of annual income (62% of annual income) and this rises to 131% in London. The Government is due to launch a whitepaper tackling the issue of housing in early 2017. In the meantime, a spokesman for the Department for Communities and Local Government said that 335,000 people had been helped in to homeownership since 2010, as a result of schemes backed by the Government in that time. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Home-Ownership-at-Record-Low-for-Under-25s-03433 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Home-Ownership-at-Record-Low-for-Under-25s-03433 Survey finds logistics employees feel that KPIs are their biggest challenge Survey finds logistics employees feel that KPIs are their biggest challenge: A recent survey by Iptor Supply Chain Systems, a leading provider of distribution management software, has revealed the top frustrations felt by those working in the logistics sector. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-logistics-employees-feel-that-KPIs-are-their-biggest-challenge-03427 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-logistics-employees-feel-that-KPIs-are-their-biggest-challenge-03427 Survey uncovers a vast amount of jobs have been lost in oil and gas sector Survey uncovers a vast amount of jobs have been lost in oil and gas sector: According to a recent oil and gas industry survey, more than two thirds (67 per cent) of oil and gas businesses have cut jobs in 2016 and more cuts have been predicted for the next 12 months. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-uncovers-a-vast-amount-of-jobs-have-been-lost-in-oil-and-gas-sector-03425 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-uncovers-a-vast-amount-of-jobs-have-been-lost-in-oil-and-gas-sector-03425 Manufacturers reported the best month for orders in November since Brexit vote Manufacturers reported the best month for orders in November since Brexit vote: According to recent data from the CBI's latest Industrial Trends Survey, manufacturers have reported that November was the best month for orders since before Britain voted to leave the European Union, which beats economists' expectations. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Manufacturers-reported-the-best-month-for-orders-in-November-since-Brexit-vote-03423 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Manufacturers-reported-the-best-month-for-orders-in-November-since-Brexit-vote-03423 Just one third of plastic packaging is recycled, survey finds Just one third of plastic packaging is recycled, survey finds: According to new research, just one third of plastic packaging used in consumer products is recycled every year, with the remaining two thirds being sent to a landfill site or incinerated. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-one-third-of-plastic-packaging-is-recycled-survey-finds-03422 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-one-third-of-plastic-packaging-is-recycled-survey-finds-03422 Survey finds smaller broadband providers give the best customer service Survey finds smaller broadband providers give the best customer service: A recent customer satisfaction survey has revealed that smaller broadband providers in the United Kingdom are being rated ahead of the big players in the industry for the quality of their customer service. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-smaller-broadband-providers-give-the-best-customer-service-03421 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-smaller-broadband-providers-give-the-best-customer-service-03421 Survey explores what makes a happy hotel guest Survey explores what makes a happy hotel guest: According to a leisure survey by the laundry provider, Clean, old linen and badly made beds would make 89 per cent of the survey respondents unlikely to revisit a hotel. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-what-makes-a-happy-hotel-guest-03420 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-what-makes-a-happy-hotel-guest-03420 Survey reveals around 25 per cent drive whilst tired Survey reveals around 25 per cent drive whilst tired: A recent automotive survey by the online vehicle market place, Exchange and Mart, has revealed that approximately 25 per cent of drivers in Britain frequently get behind the wheel when they are tired. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-around-25-per-cent-drive-whilst-tired-03419 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-around-25-per-cent-drive-whilst-tired-03419 Survey finds parents worry faith will alienate their children Survey finds parents worry faith will alienate their children: A recent survey about religion has revealed that approximately 23 per cent of religious parents in Britain are worried that their children will be socially alienated at school if their beliefs are passed on to them. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-parents-worry-faith-will-alienate-their-children-03418 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-parents-worry-faith-will-alienate-their-children-03418 Survey finds local councils do not have the facilities for sufficient elderly care Survey finds local councils do not have the facilities for sufficient elderly care: According to new research findings, approximately 80 per cent of local authorities do not have sufficient care facilities to meet the needs of elderly people in their area. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-local-councils-do-not-have-the-facilities-for-sufficient-elderly-care-03417 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-local-councils-do-not-have-the-facilities-for-sufficient-elderly-care-03417 Survey finds Brits waste a day per year waiting for PCs to load Survey finds Brits waste a day per year waiting for PCs to load: According to a recent IT survey by Microsoft, waiting for old computers to load results in a user wasting a total of one whole day each year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brits-waste-a-day-per-year-waiting-for-PCs-to-load-03416 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brits-waste-a-day-per-year-waiting-for-PCs-to-load-03416 Survey reveals what the UK loves to eat on Christmas day Survey reveals what the UK loves to eat on Christmas day: A recent food and drinks survey by Asda has revealed what British peoples' favourite food to eat on Christmas day is, and perhaps surprisingly it is not turkey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-the-UK-loves-to-eat-on-Christmas-day-03415 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-the-UK-loves-to-eat-on-Christmas-day-03415 Survey finds Brits’ bad money saving habits affecting Christmas budget Survey finds Brits' bad money saving habits affecting Christmas budget: According to a recent personal finance survey, Britain's bad saving habits have left many with a small Christmas budget. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brits-bad-money-saving-habits-affecting-Christmas-budget-03413 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brits-bad-money-saving-habits-affecting-Christmas-budget-03413 Survey finds Brits would put jobs in jeopardy to get a Black Friday bargain Survey finds Brits would put jobs in jeopardy to get a Black Friday bargain: A recent survey of 2,000 British people, by leading watch retailer, the WatchShop, has revealed that 57 per cent of Black Friday bargain hunters would call in work sick to secure the best deals. A further 63 per cent of Brits would also consider booking annual leave to make sure they bagged the best Black Friday offers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brits-would-put-jobs-in-jeopardy-to-get-a-Black-Friday-bargain-03412 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brits-would-put-jobs-in-jeopardy-to-get-a-Black-Friday-bargain-03412 Poll reveals half of Brits believe Government has done a ‘bad job’ of Brexit Poll reveals half of Brits believe Government has done a 'bad job' of Brexit: According to a recent Government poll, 48 per cent of the British public already believe that the UK Government has mishandled Britain's departure from the European Union. On the other hand, a further 37 per cent said that the Government has done a 'good job' and the remaining 15 per cent did not know. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-reveals-half-of-Brits-believe-Government-has-done-a-bad-job-of-Brexit-03409 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-reveals-half-of-Brits-believe-Government-has-done-a-bad-job-of-Brexit-03409 Survey finds most estate agents have not been impacted by Brexit Survey finds most estate agents have not been impacted by Brexit: A recent housing survey has revealed that almost 2 in 3 estate agents in the United Kingdom have not been affected by Britain's vote to leave the European Union, and they have not experienced a decrease in activity as a result of the referendum. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-estate-agents-have-not-been-impacted-by-Brexit-03407 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-estate-agents-have-not-been-impacted-by-Brexit-03407 Survey finds demand means advertisers are working 70 hour weeks to keep up Survey finds demand means advertisers are working 70 hour weeks to keep up: A recent media and PR survey by Prudential has revealed that more than 25 per cent of advertising professionals are working more hours than they were a year ago. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-demand-means-advertisers-are-working-70-hour-weeks-to-keep-up-03405 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-demand-means-advertisers-are-working-70-hour-weeks-to-keep-up-03405 Survey finds some students consider illicit means of funding university life Survey finds some students consider illicit means of funding university life: According to a recent survey conducted by Debut, a careers application for graduates, a significant number of university students have considered illegitimate means of funding their studies. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-some-students-consider-illicit-means-of-funding-university-life-03403 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-some-students-consider-illicit-means-of-funding-university-life-03403 Survey reveals that one third of working families find paying energy bills difficult Survey reveals that one third of working families find paying energy bills difficult: A recent utilities survey has revealed that one in three working families find it hard to pay their energy bills, as the pressure increases on energy suppliers to do more to help less well-off households find cheaper deals. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-that-one-third-of-working-families-find-paying-energy-bills-difficult-03401 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-that-one-third-of-working-families-find-paying-energy-bills-difficult-03401 Survey finds British businesses more worried about Brexit than European companies Survey finds British businesses more worried about Brexit than European companies: According to a new survey by Deloitte, chief financial officers at some of Britain's largest firms are worrying more about Brexit, and how it will affect their bottom lines, more than their European peers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-British-businesses-more-worried-about-Brexit-than-European-companies-03400 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-British-businesses-more-worried-about-Brexit-than-European-companies-03400 Survey finds 50 per cent would be satisfied with charity donations instead of Christmas presents Survey finds 50 per cent would be satisfied with charity donations instead of Christmas presents: According to a survey by the international aid charity, Sciaf, more than 50 per cent of people in Scotland would be happy if friends or family donated money to charity, instead of buying them a Christmas present. Further to this, a massive 83 per cent of the Scottish respondents said they feel that Christmas has become too materialistic. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-50-per-cent-would-be-satisfied-with-charity-donations-instead-of-Christmas-presents-03399 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-50-per-cent-would-be-satisfied-with-charity-donations-instead-of-Christmas-presents-03399 Survey finds young people are not likely to talk about mental health Survey finds young people are not likely to talk about mental health: According to a recent mental health survey by See Me - a new campaign which hopes to combat the stigma surrounding mental health, which prevents young people from speaking out ' 37 per cent of youngsters aged between 15 and 25 would tell someone if they were struggling to cope with their mental health. In contrast, 78 per cent said that they would tell someone if they were suffering from a physical illness. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-young-people-are-not-likely-to-talk-about-mental-health-03395 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-young-people-are-not-likely-to-talk-about-mental-health-03395 Survey finds more than half of women desire ‘green’ beauty products Survey finds more than half of women desire 'green' beauty products: A recent survey has revealed that more than half of women over the age of 35, as well as 73 per cent of millennial women, believe that it is important to buy all-natural beauty products. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-more-than-half-of-women-desire-green-beauty-products-03393 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-more-than-half-of-women-desire-green-beauty-products-03393 Survey finds 30 per cent of contractors are happy with architects’ work Survey finds 30 per cent of contractors are happy with architects' work: According to a recent construction survey by the Royal Institute of British Architects, just 30 per cent of contractors who employ architects to work on schemes are happy with their finished work. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-30-per-cent-of-contractors-are-happy-with-architects-work-03392 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-30-per-cent-of-contractors-are-happy-with-architects-work-03392 Volume of Scottish exports falls following a slump in engineering sales, report reveals Volume of Scottish exports falls following a slump in engineering sales, report reveals: According to official figures from the Scottish engineering and manufacturing sector, the export volumes within manufacturing has fallen by 0.8 per cent for the fifth consecutive quarter in the three months to June 2016. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Volume-of-Scottish-exports-falls-following-a-slump-in-engineering-sales-report-reveals-03391 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Volume-of-Scottish-exports-falls-following-a-slump-in-engineering-sales-report-reveals-03391 Scottish Government dismissed new stop and search powers following public consultation Scottish Government dismissed new stop and search powers following public consultation: After the findings of a public consultation into new stop and search powers - which proposed that the police should be given more power to stop and search young people for alcohol ' it has been ruled by the Scottish Government that police will not be granted the further powers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scottish-Government-dismissed-new-stop-and-search-powers-following-public-consultation-03387 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scottish-Government-dismissed-new-stop-and-search-powers-following-public-consultation-03387 Survey finds majority of consumers are open to alternative delivery methods Survey finds majority of consumers are open to alternative delivery methods: According to a recent survey by the parcel data management channel, NetDespatch, 78 per cent of consumers are choosing alternative delivery methods for their online orders, such as the Post Office, Click&Collect and convenience stores. Further to this, just 22 per cent of the survey respondents said that delivery to their home or workplace is the only method they would opt for. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-consumers-are-open-to-alternative-delivery-methods-03386 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-consumers-are-open-to-alternative-delivery-methods-03386 Survey finds it now takes an average of ten years to make partner Survey finds it now takes an average of ten years to make partner: According to a recent professional services survey by the recruiter, Origin Legal, it now takes an average of a decade to make partner. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-it-now-takes-an-average-of-ten-years-to-make-partner-03385 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-it-now-takes-an-average-of-ten-years-to-make-partner-03385 Survey reveals which oil and gas companies are the best to work for Survey reveals which oil and gas companies are the best to work for: According to a survey of the oil and gas workforce - in which the respondents were asked about their perceptions of the industry ' operators and service firms were rated the highest based on key criteria, such as pay rates, values and performance. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-which-oil-and-gas-companies-are-the-best-to-work-for-03381 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-which-oil-and-gas-companies-are-the-best-to-work-for-03381 Air pollution claims tens of thousands of UK lives per year Air pollution claims tens of thousands of UK lives per year: According to a recent pollution study, conducted by the Clean Air Alliance, there is a widespread sense of concern in the UK surrounding air pollution, which has been said to claim tens of thousands of lives every year in the United Kingdom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Air-pollution-claims-tens-of-thousands-of-UK-lives-per-year-03380 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Air-pollution-claims-tens-of-thousands-of-UK-lives-per-year-03380 BT survey finds UK workers met by business mobile issues BT survey finds UK workers met by business mobile phone issues: According to the findings of BT's mobile multiplier research, office workers in the United Kingdom are increasingly opting to work mobily; however, many professionals are encountering problems with their business mobile. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/BT-survey-finds-UK-workers-met-by-business-mobile-issues-03378 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/BT-survey-finds-UK-workers-met-by-business-mobile-issues-03378 Manchester United highest ranked football team in the Global Sports Salaries Survey Manchester United highest ranked football team in the Global Sports Salaries Survey: According to according to Sportingintelligence's Global Sports Salaries Survey (GSSS) for 2016, Premier League football team, Manchester United, have become the highest ranked football team in the survey. This year Manchester United have climbed from number 6 in 2015, to number 4 in the most recent survey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Manchester-United-highest-ranked-football-team-in-the-Global-Sports-Salaries-Survey-03377 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Manchester-United-highest-ranked-football-team-in-the-Global-Sports-Salaries-Survey-03377 Survey predicts Black Friday will overshadow Christmas spending and January sales Survey predicts Black Friday will overshadow Christmas spending and January sales: According to a recent retail survey by The Market Creative, Black Friday sales are set to start the Christmas spending; however, as a result, consumers are expecting to spend less in December and during the January sales. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-predicts-Black-Friday-will-overshadow-Christmas-spending-and-January-sales-03376 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-predicts-Black-Friday-will-overshadow-Christmas-spending-and-January-sales-03376 British parents among least likely to save for their children’s tuition British parents among least likely to save for their children's tuition: According to a worldwide survey commissioned by HSBC, British parents are among the least likely to save money to help fund their child's education. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-parents-among-least-likely-to-save-for-their-childrens-tuition-03375 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-parents-among-least-likely-to-save-for-their-childrens-tuition-03375 Survey finds 90 per cent of councils will take action against floods Survey finds 90 per cent of councils will take action against floods: According to the findings of the most recent Local Government Association's (LGA's) Winter Readiness Survey, 90 per cent of local highways authorities are planning flood mitigation measures this winter, and a further one in three have closed bridges or roads in the last 12 months due to flood damage. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-90-per-cent-of-councils-will-take-action-against-floods-03372 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-90-per-cent-of-councils-will-take-action-against-floods-03372 Survey finds museum cafes are not serving children vegetables Survey finds museum cafes are not serving children vegetables: The findings of a recent survey by The Soil Association have revealed that many museum cafes are serving children unhealthy lunches and bypassing vegetables. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-museum-cafes-are-not-serving-children-vegetables-03371 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-museum-cafes-are-not-serving-children-vegetables-03371 Research reveals 13 million functioning computers thrown away since 2011 Research reveals 13 million functioning computers thrown away since 2011: According to a recent survey, approximately one fifth (21 per cent) of British people have discarded at least one functioning computer in the last five years, before purchasing a newer model. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-reveals-13-million-functioning-computers-thrown-away-since-2011-03366 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-reveals-13-million-functioning-computers-thrown-away-since-2011-03366 Survey finds 50 per cent of UK’s R&D spend is within pharma Survey finds 50 per cent of UK's R&D spend is within pharma: According to a pharmaceutical survey by PwC - which analysed 1,000 large corporations - some 50 per cent of all corporate research and development spending in the United Kingdom has been conducted within the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. This trend is expected to occur again around the world in the coming years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-50-per-cent-of-UKs-RD-spend-is-within-pharma-03365 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-50-per-cent-of-UKs-RD-spend-is-within-pharma-03365 50 per cent of Brits expect to eat more than one Christmas dinner, survey finds 50 per cent of Brits expect to eat more than one Christmas dinner, survey finds: The findings of a recent survey by Mitchells and Butlers, a UK operator of managed, pubs, restaurants and bars, has revealed that the majority of British people expect to eat more than one Christmas dinner this year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/50-per-cent-of-Brits-expect-to-eat-more-than-one-Christmas-dinner-survey-finds-03364 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/50-per-cent-of-Brits-expect-to-eat-more-than-one-Christmas-dinner-survey-finds-03364 Survey finds young people do not understand Article 50 Survey finds young people do not understand Article 50: A recent survey has revealed that more than 25 per cent of young adults in the United Kingdom have little or no understanding of Brexit and the impact it will have on the country. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-young-people-do-not-understand-Article-50-03363 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-young-people-do-not-understand-Article-50-03363 Survey finds factory bosses are putting off investment plans Survey finds factory bosses are putting off investment plans: A survey has revealed that British manufacturers have fuelled fears that the economy is heading for a slowdown next year, after a survey indicated that there has been an increase in factory bosses postponing their plans to increase investment. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-factory-bosses-are-putting-off-investment-plans-03362 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-factory-bosses-are-putting-off-investment-plans-03362 Majority of estate agents have not got a Brexit contingency Majority of estate agents have not got a Brexit contingency: The findings of a recent housing survey by Dezrez, a cloud-based estate agency software provider, have revealed that 64 per cent of estate agents have not developed a contingency for Brexit and still do not feel like they need to. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-estate-agents-have-not-got-a-Brexit-contingency-03360 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-estate-agents-have-not-got-a-Brexit-contingency-03360 Personalised energy experience desired by consumers, survey reveals Personalised energy experience desired by consumers, survey reveals: The findings of a recent survey by Accenture have revealed that customers are interested in having energy management technologies in their homes, with the vast majority calling for a personalised energy experience. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Personalised-energy-experience-desired-by-consumers-survey-reveals-03359 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Personalised-energy-experience-desired-by-consumers-survey-reveals-03359 Survey finds majority of company car owners would consider an electric vehicle next Survey finds majority of company car owners would consider an electric vehicle next: According to a recent automotive survey, the vast majority of company car owners would consider an electronic vehicle for their next car if their company gave them the opportunity. However, just 25 per cent of businesses currently offer electric vehicles to employees. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-company-car-owners-would-consider-an-electric-vehicle-next-03358 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-company-car-owners-would-consider-an-electric-vehicle-next-03358 Survey finds one fifth have less to give as inheritance than they expected Survey finds one fifth have less to give as inheritance than they expected: According to a recent survey by Co-op Legal Services, 21 per cent (or one fifth) of people over the age of 50 said that they have less money than they expected to give as an inheritance to their loved ones after they pass. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-one-fifth-have-less-to-give-as-inheritance-than-they-expected-03356 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-one-fifth-have-less-to-give-as-inheritance-than-they-expected-03356 60 per cent of marketers are not being sufficiently trained in media 60 per cent of marketers are not being sufficiently trained in media: According to a recent survey of media agency marketers and senior brand marketers, entitled 'ID Comms' 2016 Training Survey', many major brands are not sufficiently investing enough money into media training. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/60-per-cent-of-marketers-are-not-being-sufficiently-trained-in-media-03355 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/60-per-cent-of-marketers-are-not-being-sufficiently-trained-in-media-03355 Number of companies struggling financially has fallen since Brexit vote Number of companies struggling financially has fallen since Brexit vote: According to the insolvency company Begbies Traynor, the number of businesses in the United Kingdom who are finding it hard to stay afloat has decreased which indicates that the UK's economy is holding up following the Brexit vote. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Number-of-companies-struggling-financially-has-fallen-since-Brexit-vote-03353 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Number-of-companies-struggling-financially-has-fallen-since-Brexit-vote-03353 Unfriendly workplaces described by female engineers, survey finds Unfriendly workplaces described by female engineers, survey finds: According to a new American research study of engineers, women and people of ethnic backgrounds (other than Caucasian) experience unfriendlier work environments than their white male peers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Unfriendly-workplaces-described-by-female-engineers-survey-finds-03352 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Unfriendly-workplaces-described-by-female-engineers-survey-finds-03352 Survey reveals construction is one of the least female-friendly industries Survey reveals construction is one of the least female-friendly industries: According to a survey conducted on behalf of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), young women have voted construction and property as the least female-friendly industries to work in, with 29 per cent of the respondents claiming that the industries are solely for males. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-construction-is-one-of-the-least-female-friendly-industries-03351 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-construction-is-one-of-the-least-female-friendly-industries-03351 Survey explores how tech will drive logistics this Christmas period Survey explores how tech will drive logistics this Christmas period: The findings within the PwC 2016 Holiday Outlook report has revealed where the logistics industry should be in terms of technology. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-how-tech-will-drive-logistics-this-Christmas-period-03350 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-how-tech-will-drive-logistics-this-Christmas-period-03350 Survey finds charity trustees are quitting as a result of mounting pressure Survey finds charity trustees are quitting as a result of mounting pressure: According to the National Trustee Survey, which was conducted by Third Sector, in excess of 25 per cent of charity trustees have considered leaving their role because of the pressure of the job. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-charity-trustees-are-quitting-as-a-result-of-mounting-pressure-03349 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-charity-trustees-are-quitting-as-a-result-of-mounting-pressure-03349 Survey finds record number of people visited Spain in wake of terrorist attacks Survey finds record number of people visited Spain in wake of terrorist attacks: This summer, a record number of families visited the Costa beaches and this has been attributed to the rise in terror attacks on holiday makers in foreign countries. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-record-number-of-people-visited-Spain-in-wake-of-terrorist-attacks-03348 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-record-number-of-people-visited-Spain-in-wake-of-terrorist-attacks-03348 25 per cent of care home beds are in jeopardy 25 per cent of care home beds are in jeopardy: According to what leading care sector companies told the Department of Health, 25 per cent (approximately 100,000) of care home beds in England will be at risk of closure unless the UK Government bails out the health and social care sector in the chancellor's autumn statement. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/25-per-cent-of-care-home-beds-are-in-jeopardy-03347 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/25-per-cent-of-care-home-beds-are-in-jeopardy-03347 Survey finds Iceland and Lidl are home to the best value Christmas dinner Survey finds Iceland and Lidl are home to the best value Christmas dinner: According to an annual taste test, those who are looking for the best value Christmas dinner and nibbles should visit the discount supermarkets, Lidl and Iceland, who boast the best mince pies and prosecco. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Iceland-and-Lidl-are-home-to-the-best-value-Christmas-dinner-03346 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Iceland-and-Lidl-are-home-to-the-best-value-Christmas-dinner-03346 Survey reveals 2 in 3 unlikely to buy a property near a fracking site Survey reveals 2 in 3 unlikely to buy a property near a fracking site: According to a recent survey by House Extension Online, the majority of people admitted that they are reluctant to purchase a house near a fracking site. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-2-in-3-unlikely-to-buy-a-property-near-a-fracking-site-03345 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-2-in-3-unlikely-to-buy-a-property-near-a-fracking-site-03345 Survey finds junior lawyers struggling to meet billing targets Survey finds junior lawyers struggling to meet billing targets: According to a detailed survey of 100 of the top law companies in the United Kingdom, junior lawyers are failing to hit their billing goals. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-junior-lawyers-struggling-to-meet-billing-targets-03344 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-junior-lawyers-struggling-to-meet-billing-targets-03344 Survey finds Brexit likely to affect compliance costs in chemical industry Survey finds Brexit likely to affect compliance costs in chemical industry: According to warnings from the Chemical Business Association (CBA), the cost of regulatory compliance for operators within the chemical distribution industry will increase further, with Brexit being unlikely to bring any notable regulation changes to the chemical industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brexit-likely-to-affect-compliance-costs-in-chemical-industry-03343 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brexit-likely-to-affect-compliance-costs-in-chemical-industry-03343 Survey finds Southerners most likely to bring own plastic bags to avoid 5p charge Survey finds Southerners most likely to bring own plastic bags to avoid 5p charge: A recent survey by Cardiff University into the 5p plastic bag charge has revealed that those from the South of the England are the most likely to bring their own carrier bags along with them when they go shopping. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Southerners-most-likely-to-bring-own-plastic-bags-to-avoid-5p-charge-03342 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Southerners-most-likely-to-bring-own-plastic-bags-to-avoid-5p-charge-03342 Terrorism cited as one reason museum footfall is down Terrorism cited as one reason museum footfall is down: According to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (Alva), one reason why the footfall is down in English national museums and galleries could be to do with the current terrorism threat. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Terrorism-cited-as-one-reason-museum-footfall-is-down-03341 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Terrorism-cited-as-one-reason-museum-footfall-is-down-03341 Survey finds council pension funds membership numbers are increasing Survey finds council pension funds membership numbers are increasing: New research by State Street Corporation has discovered that the Local Authority Pension Funds (LGPS) have experienced a period of continued growth of their fund membership and assets. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-council-pension-funds-membership-numbers-are-increasing-03340 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-council-pension-funds-membership-numbers-are-increasing-03340 Survey finds the older generation is more secure online Survey finds the older generation is more secure online: According to findings of a survey about internet security, those aged over 55 are most likely to use a different password for each online account they sign up for. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-the-older-generation-is-more-secure-online-03339 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-the-older-generation-is-more-secure-online-03339 Food survey finds one sixth of youngsters eat takeaways twice a day Food survey finds one sixth of youngsters eat takeaways twice a day: According to the most recent BBC Good Food Nation Survey - which is conducted annually to capture the public's attitudes towards food - one in six young people consume fast food at least twice per day and a further 50 per cent of the British public believe that a meal is not a proper meal without meat. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Food-survey-finds-one-sixth-of-youngsters-eat-takeaways-twice-a-day-03337 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Food-survey-finds-one-sixth-of-youngsters-eat-takeaways-twice-a-day-03337 One third of parents unaware of the free nasal vaccination for children, survey finds One third of parents unaware of the free nasal vaccination for children, survey finds: According to a small-scale survey of 526 parents by Public Health England, 37 per cent admitted that they were not aware of the free nasal spray flu vaccination which is available to children aged two to four years old and those in year one and three at school. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-third-of-parents-unaware-of-the-free-nasal-vaccination-for-children-survey-finds-03335 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-third-of-parents-unaware-of-the-free-nasal-vaccination-for-children-survey-finds-03335 Public do not believe the Government can secure personal data, survey finds Public do not believe the Government can secure personal data, survey finds: According to a recent survey by YouGov and the data-security firm, Covata, 57 per cent of the respondents admitted that they do not trust Government departments to share their personal data with other Government departments. This revelation came after the respondents were asked whether they believed that it would be more effective to communicate with the Government and utilise it services if its departments communicated personal data and information with one another. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Public-do-not-believe-the-Government-can-secure-personal-data-survey-finds-03334 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Public-do-not-believe-the-Government-can-secure-personal-data-survey-finds-03334 Dangerous workplaces are rife within manufacturing, survey reveals Dangerous workplaces are rife within manufacturing, survey reveals: According to recent findings by a personal injury solicitor, Hayward Baker, unsafe workplaces in the manufacturing industry are putting the health and wellbeing of employees at risk. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Dangerous-workplaces-are-rife-within-manufacturing-survey-reveals-03333 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Dangerous-workplaces-are-rife-within-manufacturing-survey-reveals-03333 UK broadband consumers want quicker upload speeds UK broadband consumers want quicker upload speeds: According to a recent survey, Brits are becoming more aware of upload speeds and thus are beginning to demand more from their internet service providers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-broadband-consumers-want-quicker-upload-speeds-03332 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-broadband-consumers-want-quicker-upload-speeds-03332 Property prices increasing at a slower rate, survey finds Property prices increasing at a slower rate, survey finds: According to a recent survey, property prices are rising at approximately half the annual rate they were six months ago. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Property-prices-increasing-at-a-slower-rate-survey-finds-03331 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Property-prices-increasing-at-a-slower-rate-survey-finds-03331 More money to be spent on social advertising, survey finds More money to be spent on social advertising, survey finds: According to a recent report, American marketing professionals are getting ready to increase their spend on paid advertising on social media in the upcoming 12 months as a result of the decline in organic social marketing reach. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-money-to-be-spent-on-social-advertising-survey-finds-03330 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-money-to-be-spent-on-social-advertising-survey-finds-03330 Government’s sex and relationships material is not being taught in Scottish classrooms Government's sex and relationships material is not being taught in Scottish classrooms: According to the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, in a survey of approximately 500 teachers in Scotland, the vast majority admitted to not being aware of, or not using the latest Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RHSP) guidance issued by the Scottish Government. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Governments-sex-and-relationships-material-is-not-being-taught-in-Scottish-classrooms-03329 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Governments-sex-and-relationships-material-is-not-being-taught-in-Scottish-classrooms-03329 Survey finds three quarters want parks to be a statutory duty for councils Survey finds three quarters want parks to be a statutory duty for councils: According to the findings of a recent survey by the campaign group, We Own It, 75 per cent of the respondents believe that parks should be a statutory duty for councils and a further 70 per cent said that they believe the privatisation of parks is a negative thing. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-three-quarters-want-parks-to-be-a-statutory-duty-for-councils-03328 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-three-quarters-want-parks-to-be-a-statutory-duty-for-councils-03328 Many UK CEOs considering moving their HQ overseas following Brexit Many UK CEOs considering moving their HQ overseas following Brexit: According to a recent survey by KPMG, a 76 per majority of Chief Executives in the United Kingdom are considering moving their headquarters or operations overseas as a direct result the Brexit vote and the uncertainty which surrounds it. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-UK-CEOs-considering-moving-their-HQ-overseas-following-Brexit-03327 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-UK-CEOs-considering-moving-their-HQ-overseas-following-Brexit-03327 Ofgem survey finds poor customer service drives customers away Ofgem survey finds poor customer service drives customers away: A recent survey by the energy regulator, Ofgem, has revealed that nearly half of the Big Six energy companies' customers were forced to look for an alternative utilities provider after receiving poor customer service when making a complaint. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Ofgem-survey-finds-poor-customer-service-drives-customers-away-03326 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Ofgem-survey-finds-poor-customer-service-drives-customers-away-03326 Survey finds 1 in 3 drivers hog middle lane of motorway Survey finds 1 in 3 drivers hog middle lane of motorway: A recent survey published on Confused.com's website has revealed that despite it being a motoring offence worthy of a £100 fine and 3 points on one's licence, many drivers still hog the middle lane of the motorway. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-1-in-3-drivers-hog-middle-lane-of-motorway-03323 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-1-in-3-drivers-hog-middle-lane-of-motorway-03323 Pay gap in engineering narrowing, survey reveals Pay gap in engineering narrowing, survey reveals: According to analysis by accountancy firm, Brookson, the pay gap between engineers in the North of England and the South of England has narrowed since the financial crisis. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pay-gap-in-engineering-narrowing-survey-reveals-03320 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pay-gap-in-engineering-narrowing-survey-reveals-03320 Survey finds cyber security is the number one threat for the transport industry Survey finds cyber security is the number one threat for the transport industry: A recent survey by global advisory, brokering, and solutions company, Wills Towers Watson, has revealed that cyber security and rapid technological advancements are amongst the top concerns for those in the transportation industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-cyber-security-is-the-number-one-threat-for-the-transport-industry-03319 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-cyber-security-is-the-number-one-threat-for-the-transport-industry-03319 Construction sector starting to recover, survey finds Construction sector starting to recover, survey finds: According to the closely scrutinised Markit/CIPS construction purchasing managers' index (PMI), Britain's construction industry has been showing signs of recovery during the last month, with outputs beating expectations and raising from July's seven year low. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-sector-starting-to-recover-survey-finds-03318 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-sector-starting-to-recover-survey-finds-03318 Decrease in charity shop volunteers, survey reveals Decrease in charity shop volunteers, survey reveals: According the annual Charity Shops Survey - which was published by Charity Finance and Fundraising magazines, and sponsored by the Charity Retail Association ' the number of people who volunteer in a charity shop has decreased by approximately 6 per cent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Decrease-in-charity-shop-volunteers-survey-reveals-03317 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Decrease-in-charity-shop-volunteers-survey-reveals-03317 Survey finds 60 per cent have witnessed homophobic abuse in sport Survey finds 60 per cent have witnessed homophobic abuse in sport: According to a recent sports survey in Scotland, in the last five years 60 per cent of sports fans have witnessed homophobic abuse which would be offensive to LGBT people at an event, in the form of physical abuse or homophobic language. A further 15 per cent revealed that they would feel embarrassed if their favourite sportsman came out as homosexual. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-60-per-cent-have-witnessed-homophobic-abuse-in-sport-03315 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-60-per-cent-have-witnessed-homophobic-abuse-in-sport-03315 Dentistry should be portrayed more positively in the press, survey suggests Dentistry should be portrayed more positively in the press, survey suggests: According to the most recent NHS Confidence Monitor survey findings, NHS dentistry should be portrayed in a more positive light in the national media. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Dentistry-should-be-portrayed-more-positively-in-the-press-survey-suggests-03314 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Dentistry-should-be-portrayed-more-positively-in-the-press-survey-suggests-03314 Survey finds Coca-Cola bottle is the most iconic packaging Survey finds Coca-Cola bottle is the most iconic packaging: According to a recent study of 1,500 British people, which looked at how branding and packaging affected consumers', revealed that one sixth of the respondents believed that Coca-Cola is the most recognisable packaging, and was just as identifiable without the logo or product in the bottle. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Coca-Cola-bottle-is-the-most-iconic-packaging-03313 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Coca-Cola-bottle-is-the-most-iconic-packaging-03313 Survey finds many people hit 40 with no retirement savings Survey finds many people hit 40 with no retirement savings: Recent market research, conducted behalf of the pension provider, Zurich, has revealed that more than 1,000,000 British people hit the age of 40 with no money set aside for their retirement. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-many-people-hit-40-with-no-retirement-savings-03312 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-many-people-hit-40-with-no-retirement-savings-03312 Dangerous chemicals in household cleaners heighten risk of lung damage Dangerous chemicals in household cleaners heighten risk of lung damage: Scientists from the University of Bergen have revealed that those who regularly clean their homes put themselves at a 14 per cent higher risk of their lungs deteriorating over the next 20 years, due to being exposed to harmful chemicals in household cleaners. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Dangerous-chemicals-in-household-cleaners-heighten-risk-of-lung-damage-03310 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Dangerous-chemicals-in-household-cleaners-heighten-risk-of-lung-damage-03310 Alternative providers are a threat to the law profession, survey finds Alternative providers are a threat to the law profession, survey finds: According to a recent professional services survey, 40 per cent of managing partners from top law practices believe that alternative providers (for example, insurers and the Big Four accountants) are the largest threat to the legal profession. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Alternative-providers-are-a-threat-to-the-law-profession-survey-finds-03309 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Alternative-providers-are-a-threat-to-the-law-profession-survey-finds-03309 Survey says retail brands need to refine their marketing channels Survey says retail brands need to refine their marketing channels: A new report by Omnico has revealed that the more marketing channels a retailer had, the more confused their customers were, suggesting that retailers need to fine-tune their channels. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-says-retail-brands-need-to-refine-their-marketing-channels-03307 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-says-retail-brands-need-to-refine-their-marketing-channels-03307 Just one third of the public would be in favour of local fracking projects Just one third of the public would be in favour of local fracking projects: According to the results of a recent poll, published by Friends of the Earth, 33 per cent of the public would be in favour of shale gas extraction in their local area, even if it involved direct payments of up to £10,000 to their household. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-one-third-of-the-public-would-be-in-favour-of-local-fracking-projects-03306 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-one-third-of-the-public-would-be-in-favour-of-local-fracking-projects-03306 Survey finds entry fees do not impact museum visitor diversity Survey finds entry fees do not impact museum visitor diversity: According to research conducted by the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), adopting an admissions fee does not impact the diversity of museum visitors, although, it can result in the total number of visitors to decline. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-entry-fees-do-not-impact-museum-visitor-diversity-03305 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-entry-fees-do-not-impact-museum-visitor-diversity-03305 Local councils do not sufficiently assist disabled children’s parents, survey finds Local councils do not sufficiently assist disabled children's parents, survey finds: According to the learning disability charity, Mencap, local councils should be more flexible when it comes to childcare. The charity's statement comes after it was uncovered that 4 in 5 parents of children with complex needs found accessing services over the summer holidays difficult. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Local-councils-do-not-sufficiently-assist-disabled-childrens-parents-survey-finds-03303 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Local-councils-do-not-sufficiently-assist-disabled-childrens-parents-survey-finds-03303 Survey finds that parents want their offspring to be computer games designers Survey finds that parents want their offspring to be computer games designers: According to a nationwide survey of children, parents and teachers, mums and dads now would like their children to design computer games when they grow up, as opposed to more traditional career paths. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-parents-want-their-offspring-to-be-computer-games-designers-03302 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-parents-want-their-offspring-to-be-computer-games-designers-03302 Survey finds few adults are embarrassed of their food waste Survey finds few adults are embarrassed of their food waste: A recent report has revealed that just 3 per cent of households in the United Kingdom believe that there is a negative connotation attached to wasting food. As well as this, it uncovered that many UK adults try to save money by turning off lights or having the heating on a lower setting, instead of cutting back on the food they waste. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-few-adults-are-embarrassed-of-their-food-waste-03300 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-few-adults-are-embarrassed-of-their-food-waste-03300 Only half are confident about the housing market, survey finds Only half are confident about the housing market, survey finds: A recent survey by Comparethemarket ' which gathered the opinions of 1,000 people who are in the process of buying or selling a home - has revealed that only 50 per cent of respondents are either extremely or fairly confident in the United Kingdom's housing market. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Only-half-are-confident-about-the-housing-market-survey-finds-03299 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Only-half-are-confident-about-the-housing-market-survey-finds-03299 Parents wish they had not given their children a smart device, survey finds Parents wish they had not given their children a smart device, survey finds: In a recent survey by the insurance firm, Row, it has been revealed that one in six parents regret giving their child a tablet or smartphone because of the negative effects. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parents-wish-they-had-not-given-their-children-a-smart-device-survey-finds-03297 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parents-wish-they-had-not-given-their-children-a-smart-device-survey-finds-03297 Doctors believe drug shortages are causing patients harm, survey finds Doctors believe drug shortages are causing patients harm, survey finds: According to a survey by GPonline, General Practitioners feel that patients are being affected by a shortage of drugs, with four in five doctors admitting to have been forced to prescribe a second-choice medicine in the last 12 months as a result of the shortage. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Doctors-believe-drug-shortages-are-causing-patients-harm-survey-finds-03295 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Doctors-believe-drug-shortages-are-causing-patients-harm-survey-finds-03295 Brexit vote causes factories to rein in investment plans, survey finds Brexit vote causes factories to rein in investment plans, survey finds: According to a survey by the industry body for engineering and manufacturing employers, EEF, and accountancy firm, BDO, manufacturers in Britain are cutting their investment plans in the wake of the Brexit vote. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brexit-vote-causes-factories-to-rein-in-investment-plans-survey-finds-03294 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brexit-vote-causes-factories-to-rein-in-investment-plans-survey-finds-03294 PRs are not up to the job, journalists claim PRs are not up to the job, journalists claim: According to the findings of a media and PR survey by the Press Gazette and PR Week, nearly 50 per cent of journalists do not think that PRs are up to scratch. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/PRs-are-not-up-to-the-job-journalists-claim-03293 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/PRs-are-not-up-to-the-job-journalists-claim-03293 UN survey discovers E-government is an effective tool UN survey discovers E-government is an effective tool: According to the findings of a recent government survey by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, e-government is a powerful tool for facilitating integrated policies and public services, by promoting accountable and honest institutions. It was suggested that e-government could potentially assist the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UN-survey-discovers-E-government-is-an-effective-tool-03288 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UN-survey-discovers-E-government-is-an-effective-tool-03288 55 per cent of motorists between 25 and 34 use devices at the wheel 50 per cent of motorists between 25 and 34 use devices at the wheel: A recent survey, conducted by the road safety charity, Brake, in partnership with Direct Line, has revealed that 55 per cent of drivers between the ages of 25 and 34 has read or sent a text message on their mobile phone whilst driving, in the last 12 months. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/55-per-cent-of-motorists-between-25-and-34-use-devices-at-the-wheel-03285 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/55-per-cent-of-motorists-between-25-and-34-use-devices-at-the-wheel-03285 Majority of SMEs are optimistic despite challenges, survey finds Majority of SMEs are optimistic despite challenges, survey finds: Recent figures from CAN Capital's 2016 Small Business Health Index has revealed that despite challenges, small businesses in the United States are optimistic about their growth. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-SMEs-are-optimistic-despite-challenges-survey-finds-03284 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-SMEs-are-optimistic-despite-challenges-survey-finds-03284 Survey finds two thirds of Wales want all electricity to come from renewables Survey finds two thirds of Wales want all electricity to come from renewables: According to a recent survey by the conservation organisation, WWF, approximately two in three individuals in Wales would like all of the country's electricity to come from renewable sources. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-two-thirds-of-Wales-want-all-electricity-to-come-from-renewables-03280 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-two-thirds-of-Wales-want-all-electricity-to-come-from-renewables-03280 Government should prioritise logistics sector, FTA claims Government should prioritise logistics sector, FTA claims: Following the publication of the Freight Transport Association's (FTA) 2016 Logistic Report, the Chief Executive of the Association, David Wells, has called upon the Prime Minister of the UK, Theresa May, to ensure that goods can freely move between the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-should-prioritise-logistics-sector-FTA-claims-03279 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-should-prioritise-logistics-sector-FTA-claims-03279 Research with recruitment, training and development professionals within STEM companies Contribute your thoughts and opinions and receive £50 for a 30 minute survey! http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-with-recruitment-training-and-development-professionals-within-STEM-companies-03277 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-with-recruitment-training-and-development-professionals-within-STEM-companies-03277 Recollection of bad charity PR has decreased, survey finds Recollection of bad charity PR has decreased, survey finds: A recent charity survey by Gorkana, the media agency, has revealed that the amount of people who can recall seeing negative PR about the charity sector has decreased by 18 percentage points in the second quarter of 2016. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recollection-of-bad-charity-PR-has-decreased-survey-finds-03270 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recollection-of-bad-charity-PR-has-decreased-survey-finds-03270 UK could see a rise in fruit, vegetables from Africa following Brexit UK could see a rise in fruit, vegetables from Africa following Brexit: According to a survey of retailers in the United Kingdom, there could potentially be more fruit and vegetables imported from Africa, to the UK, as a result of the Brexit vote. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-could-see-a-rise-in-fruit-vegetables-from-Africa-following-Brexit-03266 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-could-see-a-rise-in-fruit-vegetables-from-Africa-following-Brexit-03266 Decline in blood donors in the last decade Decline in blood donors in the last decade: According to the Welsh Blood Service, the volume of people choosing to donate blood in Wales has declined throughout the last 10 years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Decline-in-blood-donors-in-the-last-decade-03264 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Decline-in-blood-donors-in-the-last-decade-03264 Research finds another potential carcinogen in e-cigs Research finds another potential carcinogen in e-cigs: According to recent research published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, another potentially carcinogenic chemical has been found in electronic cigarettes, which has put further doubts on how safe e-cigs are to smoke. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-another-potential-carcinogen-in-e-cigs-03263 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-another-potential-carcinogen-in-e-cigs-03263 Brits spend less time packing than organising entertainment for their holiday Brits spend less time packing than organising entertainment for their holiday: According to a recent travel survey commissioned by Audible, a seller and producer of audio entertainment, British people spend more time sorting out entertainment on their digital devices than they do packing their suitcase to go on holiday. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brits-spend-less-time-packing-than-organising-entertainment-for-their-holiday-03261 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brits-spend-less-time-packing-than-organising-entertainment-for-their-holiday-03261 Decrease in junior engineers’ pay, survey reveals Decrease in junior engineers' pay, survey reveals: According to the findings of The Engineer's 2016 Salary Survey, the average salary for a junior engineer has declined by £3,462, falling to £28,771. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Decrease-in-junior-engineers-pay-survey-reveals-03260 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Decrease-in-junior-engineers-pay-survey-reveals-03260 Survey reveals under-30s are unwittingly ruining their credit rating Survey reveals under-30s are unwittingly ruining their credit rating: According to new finance market research by online credit score provider, My Credit Monitor, a whole generation of youngsters are destroying their credit scores without even realising. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-under-30s-are-unwittingly-ruining-their-credit-rating-03255 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-under-30s-are-unwittingly-ruining-their-credit-rating-03255 Survey reveals 31 per cent find on-site metal health problems difficult to manage Survey reveals 31 per cent find on-site metal health problems difficult to manage: A recent occupational health survey, commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) has discovered that 31 per cent of construction companies felt that mental health issues on-site were hard to deal with. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-31-per-cent-find-on-site-metal-health-problems-difficult-to-manage-03253 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-31-per-cent-find-on-site-metal-health-problems-difficult-to-manage-03253 Data suggests half of online spend is with online only stores Data suggests half of online spend is with online only stores:According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, online shops with no physical shops on the high street, such as Amazon and Asos, took approximately 50p of every £1 spend online in 2015. This figure represents a 25 per cent increase since 2010, when 41p of every £1 spent online was spent on an online shop. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Data-suggests-half-of-online-spend-is-with-online-only-stores-03250 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Data-suggests-half-of-online-spend-is-with-online-only-stores-03250 Survey finds most Brits believe immigration puts pressure on public services Survey finds most Brits believe immigration puts pressure on public services: A recent survey, entitled 'the British Social Attitudes survey', has revealed that the vast majority of British people believe that immigration places pressure on hospitals and schools. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-Brits-believe-immigration-puts-pressure-on-public-services-03249 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-Brits-believe-immigration-puts-pressure-on-public-services-03249 The decline in Christianity is slowing down, survey finds The decline in Christianity is slowing down, survey finds: A recent survey has revealed that the decrease in British people who define themselves as Christians may be slowing down. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-decline-in-Christianity-is-slowing-down-survey-finds-03247 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-decline-in-Christianity-is-slowing-down-survey-finds-03247 Survey discovers 1 in 8 patients wait over a month for scan results Survey discovers 1 in 8 patients wait over a month for scan results: According to a recent health survey by the Patients Association and the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) - which aimed to explore patients' experiences of diagnostic imaging - approximately 1 in 8 patients are forced to wait for more than a month before receiving the results of a scan. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-discovers-1-in-8-patients-wait-over-a-month-for-scan-results-03244 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-discovers-1-in-8-patients-wait-over-a-month-for-scan-results-03244 Survey suggests older generation can indeed learn technology skills Survey suggests older generation can indeed learn technology skills: A recent IT survey by file hosting service, Dropbox, has revealed that despite not being the most tech-savvy demographic, the older generation can in fact learn and retain technology skills. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-suggests-older-generation-can-indeed-learn-technology-skills-03242 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-suggests-older-generation-can-indeed-learn-technology-skills-03242 EU Commission holds public consultation on ePrivacy EU Commission holds public consultation on ePrivacy: The European Commission has recently published the preliminary findings of their public consultation on the review of the ePrivacy Directive. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/EU-Commission-holds-public-consultation-on-ePrivacy-03240 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/EU-Commission-holds-public-consultation-on-ePrivacy-03240 More fixed-fee legal services emerging, survey finds More people using fixed-fee legal services, survey finds: A recent professional services survey by YouGov has revealed that approximately 50 per cent of consumer legal services are being provided on a fixed-fee basis. Further to this, the findings revealed that consumers are not being provided with enough information to choose the right solicitor. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-fixed-fee-legal-services-emerging-survey-finds-03239 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-fixed-fee-legal-services-emerging-survey-finds-03239 Journalists worry that website content is being ‘dumbed down’, survey finds Journalists worry that website content is being 'dumbed down', survey finds: A recent public relations survey by Press Gazette has revealed that journalists are concerned that the content on their website has been 'dumbed down'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Journalists-worry-that-website-content-is-being-dumbed-down-survey-finds-03237 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Journalists-worry-that-website-content-is-being-dumbed-down-survey-finds-03237 Survey finds extended Sunday trading could mean small retailers lose out A recent retail survey has revealed that the general public largely supports the change to Sunday trading laws, however, they were found to be concerned about the effect it could have on smaller retailers and those working in the stores. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-extended-Sunday-trading-could-mean-small-retailers-lose-out-03236 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-extended-Sunday-trading-could-mean-small-retailers-lose-out-03236 The growth in the UK male skincare market is coming to a halt The growth in the UK male skincare market is coming to a halt: Recent studies suggest that the UK market grew by just 1.3 per cent last year to reach a new value of £104m. This may seem like good news in a tough climate, however, following 8 per cent growth in 2014 and 13 per cent in 2013, it is pretty poor. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-growth-in-the-UK-male-skincare-market-is-coming-to-a-halt-03235 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-growth-in-the-UK-male-skincare-market-is-coming-to-a-halt-03235 Survey reveals price promotions target predominantly unhealthy food Survey reveals price promotions target predominantly unhealthy food: According to a recent food survey by Which?, supermarkets in the United Kingdom are being called upon to help tackle obesity by cutting the amount of unhealthy items they feature in their price promotions. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-price-promotions-target-predominantly-unhealthy-food-03234 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-price-promotions-target-predominantly-unhealthy-food-03234 Poll uncovers Donald Trump has lost supporters since his convention Poll uncovers Donald Trump has lost supporters since his convention: A recent poll of Americans has revealed that Donald Trump has lost supporters in the wake of the Republican National Convention. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-uncovers-Donald-Trump-has-lost-supporters-since-his-convention-03232 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-uncovers-Donald-Trump-has-lost-supporters-since-his-convention-03232 Many pharmacists are not satisfied at work, survey finds Many pharmacists are not satisfied at work, survey finds: A recent pharmaceutical survey conducted by Chemist+Druggist, entitled 'The C+D Salary Survey 2016', has uncovered that many pharmacists are dissatisfied at work. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-pharmacists-are-not-satisfied-at-work-survey-finds-03231 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-pharmacists-are-not-satisfied-at-work-survey-finds-03231 Survey finds house prices in London have dropped post-Brexit Survey finds house prices in London have dropped post-Brexit: According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), property prices in the centre of the capital have taken the most significant hit. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-house-prices-in-London-have-dropped-post-Brexit-03230 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-house-prices-in-London-have-dropped-post-Brexit-03230 16 year high for car manufacturing, but Brexit causes concerns for top businesses 16 year high for car manufacturing, but Brexit causes concerns for top businesses: The automotive manufacturing sector has seen the largest rise in production since the millennium, with nearly 900,000 vehicles being produced in the UK being reported in the first half of 2016. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/16-year-high-for-car-manufacturing-but-Brexit-causes-concerns-for-top-businesses-03226 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/16-year-high-for-car-manufacturing-but-Brexit-causes-concerns-for-top-businesses-03226 Report encourages female students to go for top graduate schemes Report encourages female students to go for top graduate schemes: The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has recently released an education report, showing female students more likely to get top graduate schemes if they apply, but less likely to apply to the graduate schemes in the first instance. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-encourages-female-students-to-go-for-top-graduate-schemes-03225 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-encourages-female-students-to-go-for-top-graduate-schemes-03225 Survey finds the average child owns a mobile at seven Survey finds the average child owns a mobile at seven: A recent telecommunications survey has revealed that on average children now own their first mobile by the time they hit seven, highlighting just how savvy children are with new technology. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-the-average-child-owns-a-mobile-at-seven-03224 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-the-average-child-owns-a-mobile-at-seven-03224 Millennials more interested in switching to renewables than older generations Millennials more interested in switching to renewables than older generations: A recent utilities survey by global consultancy firm, Accenture, has revealed that millennials from the United Kingdom are considerably more interested in switching to renewable sources of energy than those aged 55 and above. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Millennials-more-interested-in-switching-to-renewables-than-older-generations-03220 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Millennials-more-interested-in-switching-to-renewables-than-older-generations-03220 Fleet vehicles being off the road costs companies thousands, survey finds Fleet vehicles being off the road costs companies thousands, survey finds: A recent logistics survey by RAC Business has revealed that businesses with HGVs and van fleets in the United Kingdom could potentially be losing more than £7,000 per year through their vehicles being off the roads, due to issues such as breakdowns. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fleet-vehicles-being-off-the-road-costs-companies-thousands-survey-finds-03217 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fleet-vehicles-being-off-the-road-costs-companies-thousands-survey-finds-03217 BBC survey finds Olympics are dampened by doping scandals BBC survey finds Olympics are dampened by doping scandals: A recent sporting survey, which was conducted on behalf of the BBC World Service, has revealed that doping scandals have resulted in the public becoming less interested in the Olympic Games. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/BBC-survey-finds-Olympics-are-dampened-by-doping-scandals-03215 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/BBC-survey-finds-Olympics-are-dampened-by-doping-scandals-03215 UK manufacturers hit by weaker pound, survey reveals UK manufacturers hit by weaker pound, survey reveals: A recent industrial survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has revealed that the confidence levels amongst manufacturers in the United Kingdom is at the lowest level its seen since the financial crisis post-Brexit vote. The results come after encouraging indicators that factories were beginning to benefit from a weaker pound. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-manufacturers-hit-by-weaker-pound-survey-reveals-03214 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-manufacturers-hit-by-weaker-pound-survey-reveals-03214 Research reveals sex education inadequate for smartphone generation Research reveals sex education inadequate for smartphone generation: According to a research report by the HIV and sexual health charity, Terrence Higgins Trust, 75 per cent of young people are not educated about sexual consent at school, and a further one in seven said that they received no sex and relationship education at all. A further 95 per cent of the respondents said that they were not taught about LGBT relationships. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-reveals-sex-education-inadequate-for-smartphone-generation-03212 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-reveals-sex-education-inadequate-for-smartphone-generation-03212 More than one million British people want their own business, research reveals More than one million British people want their own business, research reveals: A recent survey by Direct Line for Business has revealed that more than one million British people would like to start up their own business within the next year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-one-million-British-people-want-their-own-business-research-reveals-03209 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-one-million-British-people-want-their-own-business-research-reveals-03209 Microbeads phase out in cosmetics is in disarray, research reveals Microbeads phase out in cosmetics is in disarray, research reveals: A recent investigation by Greenpeace, an environmental activist organisation, has revealed that the voluntary action taken by cosmetics manufacturers, with regards to the phase out of the use of microbeads in their products, is in disarray. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Microbeads-phase-out-in-cosmetics-is-in-disarray-research-reveals-03208 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Microbeads-phase-out-in-cosmetics-is-in-disarray-research-reveals-03208 Survey found Brexit damaged business confidence Survey found Brexit damaged business confidence: According to a recent survey by Deloitte, business confidence amongst Chief Financial Officers at some of the United Kingdom's largest businesses (including FTSE 350 companies) has been damaged as a result of the UK's vote to leave the European Union. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-found-Brexit-damaged-business-confidence-03205 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-found-Brexit-damaged-business-confidence-03205 Survey finds engineering in Scotland affected as oil price weighs Survey finds engineering in Scotland affected as oil price weighs: Recent figures have revealed that the engineering sector in Scotland has been affected by decreases in order intake, export business and output volumes in the last quarter of 2016, following weak oil prices continuing to weigh on engineering activity. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-engineering-in-Scotland-affected-as-oil-price-weighs-03203 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-engineering-in-Scotland-affected-as-oil-price-weighs-03203 Survey finds construction sector was hit hard in the run up to the EU ref Survey finds construction sector was hit hard in the run up to the EU ref: Recent figures have revealed that construction workers in Britain have seen their worst performance for seven years, with construction firms being hit by a slump in new orders in the lead up to the EU referendum. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-construction-sector-was-hit-hard-in-the-run-up-to-the-EU-ref-03202 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-construction-sector-was-hit-hard-in-the-run-up-to-the-EU-ref-03202 Survey finds public would support fracking more than waste plants Survey finds public would support fracking more than waste plants: A recent survey has revealed that the general public remain very much opposed to waste plants, with waste facilities and power stations being amongst the most unpopular forms of development. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-public-would-support-fracking-more-than-waste-plants-03197 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-public-would-support-fracking-more-than-waste-plants-03197 Survey finds June saw low consumer confidence Survey finds June saw low consumer confidence: Recent figures have uncovered that consumer confidence was low in June as the lead up to the EU referendum on June 23rd made people more pessimistic about the UK economy. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-June-saw-low-consumer-confidence-03196 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-June-saw-low-consumer-confidence-03196 Property developers struggle to access council land, survey reveals Property developers struggle to access council land, survey reveals: A recent survey of property developers has revealed that council planning departments should be issued a time limit in which they should sign off planning permissions, in order to speed up the construction of new housing. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Property-developers-struggle-to-access-council-land-survey-reveals-03195 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Property-developers-struggle-to-access-council-land-survey-reveals-03195 Research reveals that parents are hypocritical when it comes to their children's social media use Research reveals that parents are hypocritical when it comes to their child's social media use: Experts say that parents are not practicing what they preach when it comes to what they tell their own children about Facebook, Instagram and Twitter use. According to Manchester researchers parents follow the rule 'do as I say, not what I do' in relation to social media. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-reveals-that-parents-are-hypocritical-when-it-comes-to-their-childrens-social-media-use-03191 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-reveals-that-parents-are-hypocritical-when-it-comes-to-their-childrens-social-media-use-03191 Survey reveals art students work harder than law students Survey reveals art students work harder than law students: Findings of a recent survey have provoked controversy within the academic circle after claims were released that law students are not as hardworking as their associates in other subjects. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-art-students-work-harder-than-law-students-03187 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-art-students-work-harder-than-law-students-03187 Survey suggests 42 per cent of Brits would pay more tax to help NHS Survey suggests 42 per cent of Brits would pay more tax to help NHS: Findings from the British Social Attitudes Survey suggest that forty-two per cent of the British Public said that they are willing to pay more tax to help support the NHS. The public were found to be aware of a financial crisis on the rise as the service grows, and are willing to contribute more tax money to help them. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-suggests-42-per-cent-of-Brits-would-pay-more-tax-to-help-NHS-03186 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-suggests-42-per-cent-of-Brits-would-pay-more-tax-to-help-NHS-03186 New survey shows access to social media in the workplace is high priority for students New survey shows access to social media in the workplace is high priority for students: A recent survey has revealed that students now deem access to social media to be of a higher priority than annual bonuses or promotions. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-shows-access-to-social-media-in-the-workplace-is-high-priority-for-students-03184 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-shows-access-to-social-media-in-the-workplace-is-high-priority-for-students-03184 Recent survey highlights Brits’ terrible table manners A new study has reported that Brits will shamelessly flaunt their bad manners, with talking with their mouth full and picking their teeth being a couple of examples. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-survey-highlights-Brits-terrible-table-manners-03177 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-survey-highlights-Brits-terrible-table-manners-03177 4 in 10 Brits do not know when the Battle of the Somme happened 4 in 10 Brits do not know when the Battle of the Somme happened: A recent survey to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme has revealed that more than 4 in 10 (40 per cent) of British people do not know which conflict the World War 1 battle took place in. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/4-in-10-Brits-do-not-know-when-the-Battle-of-the-Somme-happened-03176 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/4-in-10-Brits-do-not-know-when-the-Battle-of-the-Somme-happened-03176 PR, media and marketing suffering from a mental illness epidemic, according to CIPR A recent discussion hosted by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has revealed that mental illness is at epidemic-level within the PR, media and marketing industry. As well as this, employers are not equipped to provide their workers with the support they need whilst suffering from mental health issues. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/PR-media-and-marketing-suffering-from-a-mental-illness-epidemic-according-to-CIPR-03175 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/PR-media-and-marketing-suffering-from-a-mental-illness-epidemic-according-to-CIPR-03175 Survey finds family households to be the most common A recent survey has found that households in the private rental sector are most commonly rented out to families. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-family-households-to-be-the-most-common-03174 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-family-households-to-be-the-most-common-03174 Recent survey reveals an increasing number of people are turning away from religion New survey data has shown that individuals following the Christian faith are readily being outnumbered by those supporting non-religious beliefs with England and Wales being the lowest in numbers. Northern Ireland was found to be the most religious in the UK, however figures are depleting there also. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-survey-reveals-an-increasing-number-of-people-are-turning-away-from-religion-03173 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-survey-reveals-an-increasing-number-of-people-are-turning-away-from-religion-03173 Survey finds average Brit spends £700 a year on car maintenance A recent automotive survey has found that some of the best maintained cars come from Britain, with over £21.1billion being spent each year to service and repair our beloved vehicles. The report was carried out by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and declared that UK motorists annually spend just over £695 on the maintenance of their car; a 12% increased difference in the average global spend on car which was found to be at £621. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-average-Brit-spends-700-a-year-on-car-maintenance-03172 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-average-Brit-spends-700-a-year-on-car-maintenance-03172 New survey reveals that education may be widening the gender gap Despite numerous industries noting a marked improvement in female attendance, according to engineering professionals, the engineering industry is only noticing an ever widening gender gap. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-that-education-may-be-widening-the-gender-gap-03171 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-that-education-may-be-widening-the-gender-gap-03171 Survey finds those who voted for Brexit are more likely to be against clean energy A recent utilities survey, which was published in the days before the EU referendum, has revealed that of the 1,618 people who intended to vote in the referendum, the individuals who intended to vote leave were much more likely to be against clean energy developments. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-those-who-voted-for-Brexit-are-more-likely-to-be-against-clean-energy-03166 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-those-who-voted-for-Brexit-are-more-likely-to-be-against-clean-energy-03166 Survey finds 59 per cent favour Scottish independence following Brexit A recent central government survey has revealed that approximately 59 per cent of Scottish people said that they would vote to leave Britain in a second independence referendum. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-59-per-cent-favour-Scottish-independence-following-Brexit-03160 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-59-per-cent-favour-Scottish-independence-following-Brexit-03160 Four Fifths of Teachers Want to Remain in the European Union New research conducted by education market research specialists VoicED (part of DJS Research Ltd) has discovered that four fifths (82%) of primary and secondary school teachers say they are going to vote, or had voted, for Britain to remain in the European Union in today's referendum. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Four-Fifths-of-Teachers-Want-to-Remain-in-the-European-Union-03158 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Four-Fifths-of-Teachers-Want-to-Remain-in-the-European-Union-03158 Survey reveals £811 million spent annually on needless phone charges A recent survey which was conducted by uSwitch.com in March 2016 has revealed that telecoms consumers in Britain have spent an aggregate total of £811 million per year in addition to their monthly tariffs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-811-million-spent-annually-on-needless-phone-charges-03155 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-811-million-spent-annually-on-needless-phone-charges-03155 Just 6 per cent of Scottish engineering companies want a Brexit, survey finds A recent survey has revealed that just 6 per cent of the industry body's membership, Scottish Engineering, would be in favour of Britain exiting the European Union. On the other hand more than 75 per cent said they want Britain to remain. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-6-per-cent-of-Scottish-engineering-companies-want-a-Brexit-survey-finds-03153 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-6-per-cent-of-Scottish-engineering-companies-want-a-Brexit-survey-finds-03153 Survey finds 3 in 5 under-45s are on hold because of housing crisis A recent survey has revealed that 3 in 5, or 59 per cent, of Brits aged between 18 and 44 said that they have been forced to put their life plans on hold as a result of the housing crisis. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-3-in-5-under-45s-are-on-hold-because-of-housing-crisis-03151 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-3-in-5-under-45s-are-on-hold-because-of-housing-crisis-03151 Survey finds local councils have not improved user experience A recent survey by Socitm, entitled the Better Connected survey, has revealed that 59 per cent of the 416 local councils in the survey passed its accessibility test, an increase from 2015's 43 per cent and 2014's 26 per cent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-local-councils-have-not-improved-user-experience-03150 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-local-councils-have-not-improved-user-experience-03150 Survey finds gender pay gap prevalent in pocket money amounts The 2016 Halifax pocket money survey, which is conducted annually, has revealed that there is a gender pay gap which is prevalent within children's pocket money. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-gender-pay-gap-prevalent-in-pocket-money-amounts-03149 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-gender-pay-gap-prevalent-in-pocket-money-amounts-03149 Children are mistaking laundry detergent capsules as sweets, figures reveal The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned parents that according to new figures, children are mistaking laundry detergent capsules as sweets, at a rate of one case per day. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Children-are-mistaking-laundry-detergent-capsules-as-sweets-figures-reveal-03148 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Children-are-mistaking-laundry-detergent-capsules-as-sweets-figures-reveal-03148 US survey reveals consumers opinions of driverless vehicles A recent driverless car survey by the University of Michigan has revealed that the majority of the survey respondents were not interested in entirely driverless cars, with nearly 50 per cent saying that they would just as soon forget about autonomous cars completely. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-survey-reveals-consumers-opinions-of-driverless-vehicles-03147 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-survey-reveals-consumers-opinions-of-driverless-vehicles-03147 Construction output at the lowest level in three years, survey finds Recent figures have revealed that concerns about this month's EU referendum has resulted in outputs in the United Kingdom's construction sector to fall to the lowest level in three years. However, the figures were not all negative, with the data also showing that the number of jobs created increasing to a four month high in May. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-output-at-the-lowest-level-in-three-years-survey-finds-03146 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-output-at-the-lowest-level-in-three-years-survey-finds-03146 Survey finds visitors of museums and galleries are not from diverse backgrounds Recent market research from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has revealed that nearly 75 per cent of repeat visitors to museums and galleries in England are from the highest of the socio-economic groups. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-visitors-of-museums-and-galleries-are-not-from-diverse-backgrounds-03142 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-visitors-of-museums-and-galleries-are-not-from-diverse-backgrounds-03142 Oil and gas operators planning job cuts, survey finds A recent oil and gas survey, conducted by by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Fraser of Allander Institute, has revealed that operators in the North Sea are planning further job cuts in the United Kingdom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Oil-and-gas-operators-planning-job-cuts-survey-finds-03138 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Oil-and-gas-operators-planning-job-cuts-survey-finds-03138 Our research finds majority of students want universities to review their digital strategies During March and April 2016, we conducted some education market research on behalf of Unit4 to measure students' perceptions of their universities' current digital offer for administration. One of the key findings we drew from the research was that 70 per cent of students across nine global markets would urge their university to change and review its digital strategy for student administration. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Our-research-finds-majority-of-students-want-universities-to-review-their-digital-strategies-03137 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Our-research-finds-majority-of-students-want-universities-to-review-their-digital-strategies-03137 Survey reveals British consumers’ favourite shops of 2016 According to a recent survey by Which?, Toolstation and John Lewis are the favourite stores amongst British consumers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-British-consumers-favourite-shops-of-2016-03134 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-British-consumers-favourite-shops-of-2016-03134 We need clearer labelling for cheese and sausages, say MEPs The European Commission is facing mounting pressure to introduce mandatory country of origin labelling for processed meat, milk and dairy products, to help to increase the confidence of UK consumers and improve transparency. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/We-need-clearer-labelling-for-cheese-and-sausages-say-MEPs-03133 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/We-need-clearer-labelling-for-cheese-and-sausages-say-MEPs-03133 Badger cull consultation reveals concerns about public safety A recent public consultation across nine counties in England, on application for badger culling licenses, has revealed widespread concern amongst the public about risks to negative tourism and public safety. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Badger-cull-consultation-reveals-concerns-about-public-safety-03130 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Badger-cull-consultation-reveals-concerns-about-public-safety-03130 Charity market research reveals latest donation trends A recent charity survey by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has revealed that men in Britain trail behind women when it comes to volunteering, sponsoring and donating, with many charities having to adopt new and better ways of attracting donations from the male population. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Charity-market-research-reveals-latest-donation-trends-03129 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Charity-market-research-reveals-latest-donation-trends-03129 Brits and Scandinavians most adventurous with food, survey finds Recent food market research from the travel company, Expedia, has revealed that individuals in Spain and Italy are amongst the most adventurous people in Europe for tasting unusual foods, whereas the United Kingdom and majority of Scandinavia trail behind. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brits-and-Scandinavians-most-adventurous-with-food-survey-finds-03124 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brits-and-Scandinavians-most-adventurous-with-food-survey-finds-03124 More could be done to improve corporate social responsibility, survey finds A recent survey entitled 'how green is your office', by the Office Coffee Company, has uncovered that businesses need to do more to improve Corporate Social Responsibility. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-could-be-done-to-improve-corporate-social-responsibility-survey-finds-03121 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-could-be-done-to-improve-corporate-social-responsibility-survey-finds-03121 NHS leaders feel Brexit will be bad for Health Service, survey finds A recent survey by NHS Providers has revealed that the majority of leaders within the NHS believe that the Brexit would have a negative effect on the health services in the United Kingdom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/NHS-leaders-feel-Brexit-will-be-bad-for-Health-Service-survey-finds-03120 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/NHS-leaders-feel-Brexit-will-be-bad-for-Health-Service-survey-finds-03120 Majority are happy with their experience of Boccia, our research revealed We have recently conducted some interesting sports market research into the game of boccia, in partnership with Boccia England. The research report, which was published in March 2016, gathered feedback and opinions from a wide range of boccia players, with around 60 boccia clubs being mentioned in the research. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-are-happy-with-their-experience-of-Boccia-our-research-revealed-03117 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-are-happy-with-their-experience-of-Boccia-our-research-revealed-03117 Survey finds 2 in 3 youths who consume legal highs will ignore future ban A recent survey by a national youth charity, YMCA, has discovered that approximately 2 in 3 young people who actively take legal highs will ignore the incoming future ban on legal highs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-2-in-3-youths-who-consume-legal-highs-will-ignore-future-ban-03116 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-2-in-3-youths-who-consume-legal-highs-will-ignore-future-ban-03116 Survey finds the public believe there’s no place in politics for religion A recent survey by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association has revealed that the public largely support the segregation of politics and religion. However, the survey revealed that most religious people are open to taking onboard non-religious ideas, whereas the majority of Muslims are not. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-the-public-believe-theres-no-place-in-politics-for-religion-03114 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-the-public-believe-theres-no-place-in-politics-for-religion-03114 Transport survey identifies feet on train seats as an irritant to many A recent survey of public transport users have revealed that a passenger putting their feet up on the train seats is an irritant. The survey found that it's not just putting feet up that is annoying to many, but it is also putting shoes or clothing that has been in contact with the dirty ground on the seats where other passengers have to sit. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Transport-survey-identifies-feet-on-train-seats-as-an-irritant-to-many-03113 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Transport-survey-identifies-feet-on-train-seats-as-an-irritant-to-many-03113 Survey finds SME manufactures have experienced another decline in export orders A recent survey has revealed that UK SME manufacturers have experienced another decline in export orders in the three months before the survey was conducted. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-SME-manufactures-have-experienced-another-decline-in-export-orders-03111 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-SME-manufactures-have-experienced-another-decline-in-export-orders-03111 American girls surpass boys in engineering, tech and literacy tests According to a recent U.S national figures, girls in eighth-grade are surpassing the boys in engineering, technology and literacy tests. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/American-girls-surpass-boys-in-engineering-tech-and-literacy-tests-03109 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/American-girls-surpass-boys-in-engineering-tech-and-literacy-tests-03109 Government’s Right to Buy extension costs local councils millions The housing charity, Shelter, has warned that the average local council in England will have to pay £26 million per year to fund the British Government's Right to Buy extension. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Governments-Right-to-Buy-extension-costs-local-councils-millions-03108 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Governments-Right-to-Buy-extension-costs-local-councils-millions-03108 Survey finds majority are worried about saving for house deposits According to a new survey which was conducted on behalf of BLP Insurance and HomeOwners Alliance, the majority of Scottish people are worried about saving money for a deposit on a house as well as the availability and quality of homes on the market. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-are-worried-about-saving-for-house-deposits-03104 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-are-worried-about-saving-for-house-deposits-03104 Survey finds 50 per cent of parents borrow from their kids’ savings A recent survey by Nationwide Building Society has discovered that approximately 50 per cent of parents borrow from their kids' savings to pay for things such as the window cleaner, parking, taxis, takeaways and school trips. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-50-per-cent-of-parents-borrow-from-their-kids-savings-03102 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-50-per-cent-of-parents-borrow-from-their-kids-savings-03102 Survey finds a quarter of motorists would nap in an autonomous car According to a recent survey more than a quarter, or 26 per cent, of drivers would take a nap in an autonomous car. As well as napping, the respondents said that they would feel comfortable talking to other passengers, surfing the internet and watching the television. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-quarter-of-motorists-would-nap-in-an-autonomous-car-03100 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-quarter-of-motorists-would-nap-in-an-autonomous-car-03100 Survey finds fast food exposed people to harmful chemicals Recent research has revealed that those who consume the most fast food are being exposed to 40 per cent higher levels of potentially dangerous chemicals than those who do not. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-fast-food-exposed-people-to-harmful-chemicals-03099 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-fast-food-exposed-people-to-harmful-chemicals-03099 Report reveals legal aid cuts are increasing DIY defence Warnings from legal experts have suggested that lengthy delays in the criminal justice system, as well as miscarriages of justice have resulted in an increase in DIY defence, with a rising number of people electing to represent themselves in court. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-reveals-legal-aid-cuts-are-increasing-DIY-defence-03097 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-reveals-legal-aid-cuts-are-increasing-DIY-defence-03097 Survey finds touring exhibitions do not make a profit According to new market research by the Touring Exhibitions Group, public organisations who tour their exhibitions around venues in the United Kingdom do not make a profit. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-touring-exhibitions-do-not-make-a-profit-03095 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-touring-exhibitions-do-not-make-a-profit-03095 Survey finds 60 per cent of Brits are still finding energy bills confusing According to new utilities market research, electricity and gas bills are still confusing for 60 per cent of British people, with energy providers voted as the suppliers with the most bewildering statements. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-60-per-cent-of-Brits-are-still-finding-energy-bills-confusing-03094 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-60-per-cent-of-Brits-are-still-finding-energy-bills-confusing-03094 Survey uncovers best broadband providers in the UK A recent survey by Which? has revealed the broadband providers with the highest rates of customer satisfaction in the United Kingdom. Ranking highly were Zen Internet, Utility Warehouse and Plusnet. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-uncovers-best-broadband-providers-in-the-UK-03092 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-uncovers-best-broadband-providers-in-the-UK-03092 2 in 3 Brits would not consider a job in construction, survey finds A recent construction survey commissioned by Construction United has revealed that approximately 2 in 3 British people would not consider starting a career in the construction sector. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/2-in-3-Brits-would-not-consider-a-job-in-construction-survey-finds-03091 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/2-in-3-Brits-would-not-consider-a-job-in-construction-survey-finds-03091 Survey finds exam stresses push primary school pupils to suicide Recent education market research findings have revealed that suicidal thoughts in primary schools are skyrocketing, with some pupils suffering with exam stress, cyber bullying and too much homework. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-exam-stresses-push-primary-school-pupils-to-suicide-03090 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-exam-stresses-push-primary-school-pupils-to-suicide-03090 April saw largest decline in sales since 2014, retail figures show According to The Confederation of British Industry, April saw the largest decline in sales in over four years. The decline was attributed to April's cold weather, with less people shopping for summer attire as well as the fierce competition for customers between retailers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/April-saw-largest-decline-in-sales-since-2014-retail-figures-show-03089 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/April-saw-largest-decline-in-sales-since-2014-retail-figures-show-03089 Survey reveals small businesses were disappointed with 2015’s budget According to a recent survey by business finance firm, MarketInvoice, the measures adopted as a result of the budget of 2015 had an insignificant effect on small businesses. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-small-businesses-were-disappointed-with-2015s-budget-03086 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-small-businesses-were-disappointed-with-2015s-budget-03086 Charity survey uncovers the media’s impact on fundraising According to a survey by Third Sector, the media's stories and articles about methods of fundraising have resulted in 22 per cent of people slightly or much less likely to donate to charity. As well as this, the media's portrayal has made 33 per cent of the public think less of charities. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Charity-survey-uncovers-the-medias-impact-on-fundraising-03085 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Charity-survey-uncovers-the-medias-impact-on-fundraising-03085 Survey finds British film industry will be affected by Brexit According to a survey of 686 media industry professionals, 67 per cent of those in the media sector feel that Britain's potential exit from the European Union will have a less than positive impact on the United Kingdom's creative industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-British-film-industry-will-be-affected-by-Brexit-03083 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-British-film-industry-will-be-affected-by-Brexit-03083 Research shows Brits are consuming more junk and drinking less tea According to data, British people are drinking less tea and eating more junk food. As well as this, the figures showed that toast is decreasing in popularity. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-shows-Brits-are-consuming-more-junk-and-drinking-less-tea-03080 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-shows-Brits-are-consuming-more-junk-and-drinking-less-tea-03080 Figures shows the number of UK gin distilleries have doubled According to official figures from HM Revenue and Customs, the number of gin distilleries in Britain has doubled since 2010. Last year, 49 distilleries opened alone, following a massive increase in demand. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Figures-shows-the-number-of-UK-gin-distilleries-have-doubled-03078 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Figures-shows-the-number-of-UK-gin-distilleries-have-doubled-03078 NSPCC survey uncovers the most dangerous social media for youngsters According to a survey by the children's charity, NSPCC, approximately 50 per cent of school children have viewed adult material on social media websites, applications and games, such as sexual and violent content. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/NSPCC-survey-uncovers-the-most-dangerous-social-media-for-youngsters-03077 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/NSPCC-survey-uncovers-the-most-dangerous-social-media-for-youngsters-03077 Survey finds employees are willing to blow the whistle on unethical employers A recent business support survey has revealed that more than 4 in 5 employees at SMEs (small to medium size businesses) would blow the whistle on unethical employers, or those acting unethically at work. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-employees-are-willing-to-blow-the-whistle-on-unethical-employers-03076 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-employees-are-willing-to-blow-the-whistle-on-unethical-employers-03076 Killings in England and Wales increases by 11 per cent, figures show According to recent figures, the number of recorded killings in England and Wales has increased by 11 per cent in the year to December, which indicates that the last decade's downward trend could be ending. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Killings-in-England-and-Wales-increases-by-11-per-cent-figures-show-03072 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Killings-in-England-and-Wales-increases-by-11-per-cent-figures-show-03072 Survey finds 2 in 3 banks fear the Brexit According to a recent survey of the leading industry lobby group, The British Bankers Association, most of the banks in Britain believe that they would be left worse off if the United Kingdom was to leave the European Union. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-2-in-3-banks-fear-the-Brexit-03071 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-2-in-3-banks-fear-the-Brexit-03071 A quarter of oil and gas companies are not prepared for increasing legal risks A recent survey of those who work in the oil and gas industry has predicted that the sector is fast becoming what the the Director of Strategy of Achilles, James Palmer, who conducted the survey, describes as 'a perfect storm of legal risk' - one which oil and gas companies are not ready to face. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-oil-and-gas-companies-are-not-prepared-for-increasing-legal-risks-03070 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-oil-and-gas-companies-are-not-prepared-for-increasing-legal-risks-03070 Report reveals tube journeys take four times as long for those in a wheelchair A new report has revealed that journeys on the tube take approximately four times as long for those in wheelchairs than those who are able-bodied. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-reveals-tube-journeys-take-four-times-as-long-for-those-in-a-wheelchair-03069 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-reveals-tube-journeys-take-four-times-as-long-for-those-in-a-wheelchair-03069 Just 10 per cent of men in Britain would use a male contraceptive, survey finds According to a recent survey, just 10 per cent of men would use a male contraceptive, with many men concerned about the long term effects it could have. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-10-per-cent-of-men-in-Britain-would-use-a-male-contraceptive-survey-finds-03067 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-10-per-cent-of-men-in-Britain-would-use-a-male-contraceptive-survey-finds-03067 Market research uncovers what kids look for in their dream holiday Recent tourism market research, which was commissioned by Holiday Gems, has revealed what kids look for in their dream holiday, as well as how they view the holidays they're going on. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-research-uncovers-what-kids-look-for-in-their-dream-holiday-03065 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-research-uncovers-what-kids-look-for-in-their-dream-holiday-03065 87 per cent of manufacturers hope to invest in productivity, research finds According to a recent industrial survey, 87 per cent of manufacturers said that they were going to invest in productivity and efficiency. As well as this, approximately 80 said that they were going to invest in facilitating exports within the calendar year. A further 1 in 3 said that exports will be their main investment focus within 2016. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/87-per-cent-of-manufacturers-hope-to-invest-in-productivity-research-finds-03064 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/87-per-cent-of-manufacturers-hope-to-invest-in-productivity-research-finds-03064 Calls for schools to drive engineering careers According to The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, teachers' influence over young people's career choices should be better promoted and better recognised by the Government, to help drive engineering as a viable career path. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Calls-for-schools-to-drive-engineering-careers-03061 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Calls-for-schools-to-drive-engineering-careers-03061 Millennials prefer cash over digital payments, survey finds According to a recent survey by a direct debit facilities management company, First Capital Cashflow, the United Kingdom still has a long way to go before it becomes a cashless country. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Millennials-prefer-cash-over-digital-payments-survey-finds-03058 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Millennials-prefer-cash-over-digital-payments-survey-finds-03058 Approximately 50 per cent of Brits support cannabis legalisation, survey finds According to a recent survey - which explored the public's attitudes towards cannabis - 47 per cent of people support the legalisation of marijuana. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Approximately-50-per-cent-of-Brits-support-cannabis-legalisation-survey-finds-03057 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Approximately-50-per-cent-of-Brits-support-cannabis-legalisation-survey-finds-03057 50 per cent of drivers support truck platooning, survey finds A recent automotive survey by leasing company, Venson, has revealed that nearly 50 per cent of drivers support automated truck platooning. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/50-per-cent-of-drivers-support-truck-platooning-survey-finds-03053 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/50-per-cent-of-drivers-support-truck-platooning-survey-finds-03053 Survey finds councils worry about Government housing reforms A recent survey by the Local Government Association has revealed that councils worry that the Government's housing policies will result in a spike in homelessness and lengthy waits on housing lists. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-councils-worry-about-Government-housing-reforms-03051 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-councils-worry-about-Government-housing-reforms-03051 Stoke-on-Trent is the worst affected English cities for library closures According to a new national survey by the BBC, Stoke-on-Trent has been one of the worst affected cities in England when it comes to library closures. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Stoke-on-Trent-is-the-worst-affected-English-cities-for-library-closures-03049 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Stoke-on-Trent-is-the-worst-affected-English-cities-for-library-closures-03049 Survey explores why apprentices are so important to construction According to a recent construction survey by Power Tool World - which explored why apprenticeships are so important to the construction industry ' apprenticeships are not only paramount to the construction sector as a whole, but to their individual employers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-why-apprentices-are-so-important-to-construction-03048 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-why-apprentices-are-so-important-to-construction-03048 Survey finds most chemical engineers want to stay in Europe According to a survey of IChemE members in the United Kingdom, 75 per cent are intending to vote to remain the Europe in the upcoming referendum on the UK's EU membership. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-chemical-engineers-want-to-stay-in-Europe-03047 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-chemical-engineers-want-to-stay-in-Europe-03047 Survey finds UK is the top tech hub According to a recent survey by London & Partners, the United Kingdom is the number 1 most desirable technology hub for global workers in the industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-UK-is-the-top-tech-hub-03046 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-UK-is-the-top-tech-hub-03046 Survey finds one fifth of home appliances use more energy than they advertise A recent utilities survey of Europe's home appliance industry has revealed that approximately one in five dishwashers, fridges, microwaves and other home appliances use more energy than they advertise. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-one-fifth-of-home-appliances-use-more-energy-than-they-advertise-03045 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-one-fifth-of-home-appliances-use-more-energy-than-they-advertise-03045 There are too many law practices in Scotland, survey finds According to a survey of the legal industry by accountancy firm, BDO, there are too many law practices and solicitors in Scotland. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/There-are-too-many-law-practices-in-Scotland-survey-finds-03044 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/There-are-too-many-law-practices-in-Scotland-survey-finds-03044 Education survey reveals a crisis within secondary education During a time when many teachers are reporting increasing workloads, a recent education survey of approximately 9,000 secondary and primary school staff in England, has revealed that there is widespread fear about class sizes and little resources available to assist teaching. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Education-survey-reveals-a-crisis-within-secondary-education-03037 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Education-survey-reveals-a-crisis-within-secondary-education-03037 Survey finds support for superfast broadband service A recent online survey, conducted by broadband comparison website, ISPreview.co.uk, has revealed that 77 per cent of people were in favour of the Government's plan to implement as 10Mbps (Megabits per second) Universal Service Obligation (USO) and the majority would be happy to pay extra for it. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-support-for-superfast-broadband-service-03033 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-support-for-superfast-broadband-service-03033 Survey finds online shopping is to be defined by customer experience this year A recent market research project, commissioned by SLI systems, has revealed that the effort is to be dedicated to boosting sales through delivering the best possible e-commerce experience. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-online-shopping-is-to-be-defined-by-customer-experience-this-year-03030 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-online-shopping-is-to-be-defined-by-customer-experience-this-year-03030 Greater ROI for programmatic advertising, survey finds According to a recent survey by the digital marketing experts, AdRoll, the majority of marketing professionals believe that programmatic adverts provice a greater return on investment (ROI) than traditional media. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Greater-ROI-for-programmatic-advertising-survey-finds-03031 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Greater-ROI-for-programmatic-advertising-survey-finds-03031 Record number of rich Brits donating at least 1 per cent of wealth to charity According to a survey published by The Sunday Times, the rate of the wealthiest Britons donating at least 1 per cent of their earnings to charity is at a record level. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Record-number-of-rich-Brits-donating-at-least-1-per-cent-of-wealth-to-charity-03029 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Record-number-of-rich-Brits-donating-at-least-1-per-cent-of-wealth-to-charity-03029 Survey finds Brits want to retain ‘Easter’ on chocolate egg packaging A recent survey ' commissioned by the Meaningful Chocolate Company - has revealed that the majority of British people want to keep the word 'Easter' on chocolate Easter egg packaging, with a resounding 79 per cent feeling that the word should not be omitted from the wrapping. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brits-want-to-retain-Easter-on-chocolate-egg-packaging-03032 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brits-want-to-retain-Easter-on-chocolate-egg-packaging-03032 Employers most confident recruiting through word of mouth, survey finds According to a recent business survey, the resources used most to recruit new candidates were word of mouth (70 per cent) and job websites (37 per cent). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Employers-most-confident-recruiting-through-word-of-mouth-survey-finds-03028 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Employers-most-confident-recruiting-through-word-of-mouth-survey-finds-03028 Survey finds changes in UK food preferences The results of a recent food market research study has revealed that the UK's diets and food culture has been swiftly changing since 1974 and 2014. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-changes-in-UK-food-preferences-03026 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-changes-in-UK-food-preferences-03026 More people oppose to fracking than support it, survey reveals A recent survey on behalf of the Government has revealed that more people oppose to fracking than those who support it, especially amongst the people who know about the process. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-people-oppose-to-fracking-than-support-it-survey-reveals-03019 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-people-oppose-to-fracking-than-support-it-survey-reveals-03019 Market research finds 30 per cent growth in transport sector New market research from the insolvency trade body, R3, has revealed that in December 2015 there were more than 4,400 active transport businesses in the North West, a spike of more than 1,000 since 12 months prior. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-research-finds-30-per-cent-growth-in-transport-sector-03018 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-research-finds-30-per-cent-growth-in-transport-sector-03018 Survey finds reputation of pharma is improving According to a recent pharmaceutical survey, the sector is enjoying an increase in popularity as a result of efforts to create an approach focussed on patients. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-reputation-of-pharma-is-improving-03011 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-reputation-of-pharma-is-improving-03011 Survey finds more than 50 per cent of violent crimes are not reported According to a recent crime survey, more than 50 per cent of Scotland's violent crimes - which all occurred over the period of one year (2014-2015) - were not recorded. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-more-than-50-per-cent-of-violent-crimes-are-not-reported-03010 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-more-than-50-per-cent-of-violent-crimes-are-not-reported-03010 Visa survey reveals increased spend on holidays and leisure According to Visa Europe's Irish consumer spending index, there has been a 21 per cent increase in spend on culture and recreation, in comparison with February 2015. In the 'culture and recreation' category there was found to be a sharp rise in cinema ticket purchases, as well as a 18 per cent spike in spending on restaurants, bars and hotels. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Visa-survey-reveals-increased-spend-on-holidays-and-leisure-03006 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Visa-survey-reveals-increased-spend-on-holidays-and-leisure-03006 Businesses lose £88 billion per year as a result of online distractions According to research by OfficeGenie.co.uk, British workers spend in excess of 45 minutes per day wasting time on the internet whilst at work, which equates to £88 billion worth of working hours for businesses in the UK every year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Businesses-lose-88-billion-per-year-as-a-result-of-online-distractions-03005 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Businesses-lose-88-billion-per-year-as-a-result-of-online-distractions-03005 Survey finds UK’s manufacturing growth has slowed According to recent data, the UK manufacturing sector's growth has slowed down to the point of stagnation. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-UKs-manufacturing-growth-has-slowed-03003 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-UKs-manufacturing-growth-has-slowed-03003 Starter homes won’t solve affordable housing crisis, survey finds According to a recent survey, 93 per cent of local authorities - representing all the political parties ' do not believe that starter homes will solve the housing crisis and address the needs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Starter-homes-wont-solve-affordable-housing-crisis-survey-finds-03002 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Starter-homes-wont-solve-affordable-housing-crisis-survey-finds-03002 Millennials are most worried about tax season, survey finds A recent finance survey has revealed that millenials are the most worried group when it comes to filing taxes. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Millennials-are-most-worried-about-tax-season-survey-finds-03001 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Millennials-are-most-worried-about-tax-season-survey-finds-03001 Survey finds holding a tarantula is more appealing than going to the dentist Of adults in the United Kingdom, 12 per cent said that they would rather hold a tarantula than visit the dentist. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-holding-a-tarantula-is-more-appealing-than-going-to-the-dentist-02998 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-holding-a-tarantula-is-more-appealing-than-going-to-the-dentist-02998 Survey finds skills shortages are still rife in construction sector, despite growth According to the Construction Products Association's most recent Construction Trade Survey, in Q4 of 2015, activity in the UK's construction sector increased for the 11th consecutive quarter. This growth was seen across almost all areas of the construction industry, despite persistent labour and recruitment issues. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-skills-shortages-are-still-rife-in-construction-sector-despite-growth-02997 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-skills-shortages-are-still-rife-in-construction-sector-despite-growth-02997 Survey finds engineering vacancies hard are to fill in manufacturing sector According to a recent survey into the manufacturing sector, many companies are experiencing skills shortages, with the most common gap in the workforce skills being engineering. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-engineering-vacancies-hard-are-to-fill-in-manufacturing-sector-02996 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-engineering-vacancies-hard-are-to-fill-in-manufacturing-sector-02996 Survey finds women feel patronised by car manufacturers A recent survey has revealed that the automotive industry is mainly aimed towards men and does not understand women. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-women-feel-patronised-by-car-manufacturers-02995 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-women-feel-patronised-by-car-manufacturers-02995 Survey finds local councils need to start charging for services to balance books According to the findings of a recent local government survey, 90 per cent of local councils will have to start charging for services, and increase council tax, in order to balance the books. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-local-councils-need-to-start-charging-for-services-to-balance-books-02994 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-local-councils-need-to-start-charging-for-services-to-balance-books-02994 Research finds popular outerwear brands use carcinogens According to a global study by Greenpeace, 90 per cent of items of outerwear contain perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, which are defined as a family of carcinogenic chemicals. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-popular-outerwear-brands-use-carcinogens-02992 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-popular-outerwear-brands-use-carcinogens-02992 Survey reveals arts dominated by the middle class According to a recent survey into gender and ethnicity's influence on arts careers, the United Kingdom's creative industries are predominantly made up of middle class individuals. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-arts-dominated-by-the-middle-class-02990 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-arts-dominated-by-the-middle-class-02990 Survey finds smart meters save customers energy and money A recent utilities survey has revealed that the vast majority of smart meter customers have been savings on their energy bills since installing the device in their home. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-smart-meters-save-customers-energy-and-money-02985 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-smart-meters-save-customers-energy-and-money-02985 Survey finds inadequate sex education is failing school children A recent survey into sex education in schools has revealed that pupils in the United Kingdom are being put at risk by inconsistent sex and relationship education. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-inadequate-sex-education-is-failing-school-children-02982 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-inadequate-sex-education-is-failing-school-children-02982 Survey finds 50 per cent of businesses plan to recruit an IoT officer A recent survey has discovered that more than 50 per cent of businesses in the United Kingdom plan to recruit a Chief Internet of Things Officer in the next year, who will help manage their increasing internet of things expenditure. These findings apply especially to those working in the retail, telecoms and education sector. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-50-per-cent-of-businesses-plan-to-recruit-an-IoT-officer-02978 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-50-per-cent-of-businesses-plan-to-recruit-an-IoT-officer-02978 Survey finds British media is most biased and right-wing in EU According to a research piece of market research into the British media, the British press has been names the most biased and right-wing out of seven major European nations. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-British-media-is-most-biased-and-right-wing-in-EU-02977 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-British-media-is-most-biased-and-right-wing-in-EU-02977 Survey finds small charities worry about effect of Fundraising Preference Service According to market research in the voluntary sector, approximately 60 per cent of small charities are worried about the costs and administration associated with the proposed Fundraising Preference Service. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-small-charities-worry-about-effect-of-Fundraising-Preference-Service-02976 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-small-charities-worry-about-effect-of-Fundraising-Preference-Service-02976 Survey finds best supermarket for online shopping According to a survey by Which? Iceland is the UK's top supermarket for online shopping. Launched in 2013, Iceland's online service has overtaken its competition, for example Ocado and Waitrose, to take the top spot for the first time. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-best-supermarket-for-online-shopping-02975 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-best-supermarket-for-online-shopping-02975 Survey finds recruitment processes put young people off A recent business support survey has suggested that young people are falling victim to ineffective recruitment processes, which leave many individuals with lowered self-esteem and a negative first impression of the industry they were hoping to enter at the beginning of the process. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-recruitment-processes-put-young-people-off-02974 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-recruitment-processes-put-young-people-off-02974 Increasing number of solicitor vacancies across England and Wales A recent professional services survey has revealed that job vacancies for solicitors increased by 40 per cent last year with the biggest rises being seen in insurance practices and technology. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Increasing-number-of-solicitor-vacancies-across-England-and-Wales-02973 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Increasing-number-of-solicitor-vacancies-across-England-and-Wales-02973 Children ignoring age limits on social media, survey finds According to new research, pre-teen children, are ignoring age limits on social media and signing up despite being too young. As well as this, older teenagers were found to be impressed by cybercrime. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Children-ignoring-age-limits-on-social-media-survey-finds-02968 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Children-ignoring-age-limits-on-social-media-survey-finds-02968 Survey reveals the role sport has in people’s lives A recent sports market research survey by ESPN has explored the role that sport has in people's lives in the United Kingdom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-role-sport-has-in-peoples-lives-02967 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-role-sport-has-in-peoples-lives-02967 Survey finds more than half of Scots would support independence after Brexit According to a recent survey, Scotland would vote for independence if Britain was to exit the European Union against the wishes of the majority of Scottish people. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-more-than-half-of-Scots-would-support-independence-after-Brexit-02965 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-more-than-half-of-Scots-would-support-independence-after-Brexit-02965 Health concerns expected to boosts sales of ‘free-from’ food, survey finds Recent research has revealed that the free-from food craze has swept the United Kingdom, with the sales of free-from foods expected to increase by 13 per cent, to reach £531 million in 2016, a rise of approximately £470 million since 2015. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Health-concerns-expected-to-boosts-sales-of-free-from-food-survey-finds-02964 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Health-concerns-expected-to-boosts-sales-of-free-from-food-survey-finds-02964 Research finds Europe’s ‘hottest’ locations for logistics According to new transport and distributions market research, the hottest locations for logistics are Venlo, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Brussels, however, the big emerging markets are in Eastern Europe and Central Europe. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-Europes-hottest-locations-for-logistics-02961 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-Europes-hottest-locations-for-logistics-02961 Oil and gas employees are loyal to the sector, survey finds A recent oil and gas survey has revealed that those working within the oil and gas sector are loyal to the industry even though there has been a global downturn. However, the researchers discovered that loyalty to employers is not as strong. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Oil-and-gas-employees-are-loyal-to-the-sector-survey-finds-02960 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Oil-and-gas-employees-are-loyal-to-the-sector-survey-finds-02960 33% of 18-24 year olds scared to check their bank balance A new survey has found that around a third of students admit they are afraid to check their bank balance; a growing concern for student unions across the UK. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/33percent-of-18-24-year-olds-scared-to-check-their-bank-balance-02952 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/33percent-of-18-24-year-olds-scared-to-check-their-bank-balance-02952 Rise in buy-to-let pushes up house prices A recent survey has found that a new wave of investors looking to avoid the increased 3% stamp duty charge has caused house prices to increase. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Rise-in-buy-to-let-pushes-up-house-prices-02951 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Rise-in-buy-to-let-pushes-up-house-prices-02951 Survey reveals 20 per cent of UK individuals have misused over the counter drugs A recent pharmaceutical survey found that around 20 per cent of Britain's population have misused over the counter drugs at some point in their life. The misuse was mainly via using the medication longer than advised, taking it in a higher dose or using it more than recommended. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-20-per-cent-of-UK-individuals-have-misused-over-the-counter-drugs-02950 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-20-per-cent-of-UK-individuals-have-misused-over-the-counter-drugs-02950 Survey reveals not enough done in schools to protect pupils’ mental health A recent health survey has shown that unless more is done to support children's mental well-being in primary schools psychiatric problems could arise later in their life. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-not-enough-done-in-schools-to-protect-pupils-mental-health-02946 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-not-enough-done-in-schools-to-protect-pupils-mental-health-02946 75 per cent of council websites are good for seeking local tips According to the findings of a recent local government survey, more than 75 per cent of county councils provide a very good or good service for individuals looking for information about their local tips. The survey also found that this was still the case when individuals sought an answer via mobile. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/75-per-cent-of-council-websites-are-good-for-seeking-local-tips-02935 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/75-per-cent-of-council-websites-are-good-for-seeking-local-tips-02935 Recent survey finds a quarter of a million car buyers not test driving before they buy A recent automotive survey, carried out by webuyanycar.com, has revealed that around 250,000 individuals buying used cars are failing to take cars out for a test drive before they part with their money. Almost 10% of the 1,000 car buyers involved in the survey disclosed that most of the time they didn't even turn the engine on, let alone take their chosen vehicle for a test drive. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-survey-finds-a-quarter-of-a-million-car-buyers-not-test-driving-before-they-buy-02934 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-survey-finds-a-quarter-of-a-million-car-buyers-not-test-driving-before-they-buy-02934 Most teachers know pupils who come to school without having breakfast A recent survey of teachers in England and Wales has revealed that approximately 4 in 5 teachers encounter hungry children, who have not been given breakfast, arriving at school every week. As well as this, around two in three teachers said that they knew of children who routinely ate nothing until lunchtime. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-teachers-know-pupils-who-come-to-school-without-having-breakfast-02931 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-teachers-know-pupils-who-come-to-school-without-having-breakfast-02931 Survey finds a shortage of engineers in the water industry A recent survey of recruitment agencies has revealed that employers in the UK are struggling to fill vacancies for skilled workers, with many engineers entering the jobs market, but not filling the water industry's vacancies. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-shortage-of-engineers-in-the-water-industry-02930 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-shortage-of-engineers-in-the-water-industry-02930 Survey finds Wrexham has the highest rate of homelessness in Wales A recent survey by the Welsh Government has revealed that Wrexham has the highest rate of people sleeping in the street, during a one night survey exploring homelessness. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Wrexham-has-the-highest-rate-of-homelessness-in-Wales-02927 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Wrexham-has-the-highest-rate-of-homelessness-in-Wales-02927 Apprenticeships won’t solve the construction skills shortage, Skills Group warn According to Plymouth-based, Skills Group, apprenticeships alone will not solve the skills shortage in the construction industry, with the situation not only affecting future growth prospects, but also the wider economy. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Apprenticeships-wont-solve-the-construction-skills-shortage-Skills-Group-warn-02921 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Apprenticeships-wont-solve-the-construction-skills-shortage-Skills-Group-warn-02921 Buyers getting cold feet results in a quarter of property sales failing It has been revealed that around 25% of property sales fall through due to a growing number of buyers getting cold feet after receiving poor results from surveys. The figures show that nearly 28% of house sales failed in the last quarter of 2015; an 8.32% rise from the previous three months. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Buyers-getting-cold-feet-results-in-a-quarter-of-property-sales-failing-02920 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Buyers-getting-cold-feet-results-in-a-quarter-of-property-sales-failing-02920 Organic food is more expensive than non-organic, survey finds A recent piece of market research has revealed that the organic food, sold at five of the biggest supermarket chains in the United Kingdom, is more expensive than non-organic food. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Organic-food-is-more-expensive-than-non-organic-survey-finds-02918 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Organic-food-is-more-expensive-than-non-organic-survey-finds-02918 Survey finds small businesses are impacted by slow broadband A recent survey has revealed that the average small business in Scotland could potentially lose one day's work per week as a result of slow internet connection. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-small-businesses-are-impacted-by-slow-broadband-02917 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-small-businesses-are-impacted-by-slow-broadband-02917 House prices increasing faster than salaries, survey finds According to the latest official data, house prices increased at a faster rate in November 2015, than October 2015 and far surpassed the increase in wages within the last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/House-prices-increasing-faster-than-salaries-survey-finds-02916 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/House-prices-increasing-faster-than-salaries-survey-finds-02916 Smoking hookah tobacco for one session delivers 25 times the tar of one cigarette According to a recent chemicals study, smoking hookah tobacco for just one session delivers 25 times the tar of one cigarette. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Smoking-hookah-tobacco-for-one-session-delivers-25-times-the-tar-of-one-cigarette-02911 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Smoking-hookah-tobacco-for-one-session-delivers-25-times-the-tar-of-one-cigarette-02911 NFL Super Bowl 50 ads considered entertainment, not marketing, survey finds A media and PR survey into NFL Super Bowl 50 advertisements ' which was conducted in the month before Super Bowl Sunday ' has revealed that viewers consider the adverts, which air during the game, as entertainment, as opposed to marketing, although, the viewers are aware that they are being marketing to. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/NFL-Super-Bowl-50-ads-considered-entertainment-not-marketing-survey-finds-02910 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/NFL-Super-Bowl-50-ads-considered-entertainment-not-marketing-survey-finds-02910 Survey finds people who worry about global warming use the most energy A recent study, conducted in the United Kingdom, has revealed that people who worry about global warming use the most electricity, as opposed to those who care only a little about the problem. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-people-who-worry-about-global-warming-use-the-most-energy-02908 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-people-who-worry-about-global-warming-use-the-most-energy-02908 Survey finds non-alcoholic beer is growing in uptake According to a recent survey by AB InBev Uk, non-alcoholic beer is growing in popularity in the United Kingdom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-non-alcoholic-beer-is-growing-in-uptake-02907 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-non-alcoholic-beer-is-growing-in-uptake-02907 Survey finds 1 in 3 Brits are unaware of their local charities A recent survey by TSB Bank has revealed that 1 in 3 British people are unaware of their local charities and have no knowledge of what they do. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-1-in-3-Brits-are-unaware-of-their-local-charities-02906 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-1-in-3-Brits-are-unaware-of-their-local-charities-02906 Half of engineers and manufacturers will look for a new job in 2016 A recent survey by Investors in People has revealed that approximately 50 per cent of those working within the engineering and manufacturing industry will look for new employment in 2016, with 19 per cent already actively looking for a new position. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-engineers-and-manufacturers-will-look-for-a-new-job-in-2016-02905 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-engineers-and-manufacturers-will-look-for-a-new-job-in-2016-02905 Survey finds positive parental influences on financial issues stay with children Recent market research by Experian has revealed that millennials (or those aged 18 to 34), who experienced a positive parental influence on financial issues, have double the amount of savings and half the amount of debt as those who did not have a positive parental influence. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-positive-parental-influences-on-financial-issues-stay-with-children-02902 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-positive-parental-influences-on-financial-issues-stay-with-children-02902 4 in 5 young people would rather their parents divorced than were together for the kids A recent survey by the family law organisation, Resolution, has found that the majority of young people, whose parents have divorced, believe that parents should not just stay together for the sake of their children. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/4-in-5-young-people-would-rather-their-parents-divorced-than-were-together-for-the-kids-02901 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/4-in-5-young-people-would-rather-their-parents-divorced-than-were-together-for-the-kids-02901 Survey finds business chiefs are at their most pessimistic for three years A recent survey has found that world business leaders are at their highest level of pessimism about the global economy's future for the first time since 2013. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-business-chiefs-are-at-their-most-pessimistic-for-three-years-02899 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-business-chiefs-are-at-their-most-pessimistic-for-three-years-02899 IT professionals are losing faith in their cyber-security, survey finds According to a recent survey, an increasing number of IT security professionals are losing faith in their organisations cyber-security, with many feeling unconfident in their ability to protect their business from a cyber-attack. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/IT-professionals-are-losing-faith-in-their-cyber-security-survey-finds-02898 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/IT-professionals-are-losing-faith-in-their-cyber-security-survey-finds-02898 Survey finds all-inclusive holidays only attract 15% of the British population. A recent survey revealed that around 85% of Brits were in favour of planning their own holidays abroad instead of opting for the stress free all-inclusive deals. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-all-inclusive-holidays-only-attract-15percent-of-the-British-population-02895 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-all-inclusive-holidays-only-attract-15percent-of-the-British-population-02895 Survey reveals many have substituted prescriptions for cannabis A recent survey by the Centre for Addictions Research of BC, in Canada, has revealed that many people have replaced prescription medicine for marijuana. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-many-have-substituted-prescriptions-for-cannabis-02896 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-many-have-substituted-prescriptions-for-cannabis-02896 Museums run by councils hit by cuts to public funding, survey finds According to a recent survey, cuts to public funding have affected all museums; however, those run by the council have been impacted the most. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Museums-run-by-councils-hit-by-cuts-to-public-funding-survey-finds-02894 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Museums-run-by-councils-hit-by-cuts-to-public-funding-survey-finds-02894 Northerners twice as likely to end up in A&E due to being involved in an attack A recent study has found that individuals residing in the northern areas of the country have a higher chance of ending up in A&E due to a violent attack - twice as high as the rest of England. The report showed a clear divide between the North and South with regards to serious violent crime, with those in the North East, North West and Yorkshire regions having a 50% higher chance of being admitted to A&E following a violent occurrence. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Northerners-twice-as-likely-to-end-up-in-AE-due-to-being-involved-in-an-attack-02893 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Northerners-twice-as-likely-to-end-up-in-AE-due-to-being-involved-in-an-attack-02893 Government internet surveillance now supported by over 60% of Brits Around 63% of Brits are beginning to embrace the idea of internet surveillance carried out by the government; however fear of how personal details will be stored is still at the forefront of people's minds. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-internet-surveillance-now-supported-by-over-60percent-of-Brits-02892 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-internet-surveillance-now-supported-by-over-60percent-of-Brits-02892 Survey shows nearly 3 million women inspired by new get fit campaign Women across the UK have been inspired to get fit by a new government funded campaign which rejected the idea of body-shaming. Sport England's 'This Girl Can' campaign has been celebrated as an honest display of adverts aimed at women of every size and shape. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-shows-nearly-3-million-women-inspired-by-new-get-fit-campaign-02888 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-shows-nearly-3-million-women-inspired-by-new-get-fit-campaign-02888 Survey reveals social media could save local government money According to a recent report, entitled 'WhatsApp-ening in #LocalGov Social Media?', 71 per cent of local authorities believe that social media creates an opportunity to save money. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-social-media-could-save-local-government-money-02886 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-social-media-could-save-local-government-money-02886 Recent survey finds that over 50% of public have concerns about autonomous cars The survey, carried out by Continental Tyres, involved 2,000 motorists from the UK and discovered that with regards to fully autonomous vehicles, around three out of five people are concerned about safety and one fifth are simply 'scared' of the suggestion. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-survey-finds-that-over-50percent-of-public-have-concerns-about-autonomous-cars-02885 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-survey-finds-that-over-50percent-of-public-have-concerns-about-autonomous-cars-02885 Survey reveals the 2016 parenting trends A recent report by parenting site, Channel Mum ' entitled the Channel Mum New Parenting Trends report- has revealed that new technology now enables expectant parents to make a model of their unborn baby, using an ultra-sound scan and a 3D printer. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-2016-parenting-trends-02883 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-2016-parenting-trends-02883 Many Brits would not know how to help in an emergency, research shows According to the findings of a recent survey, many British people do not know how to deal with an emergency situation, with some 70 per cent not knowing their own blood type, 50 per cent not knowing how to put someone in the recovery position and 10 per cent not knowing the way to the nearest hospital. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-Brits-would-not-know-how-to-help-in-an-emergency-research-shows-02868 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-Brits-would-not-know-how-to-help-in-an-emergency-research-shows-02868 Report reveals that house builders own enough land to build 615,000 new homes According to a new report, the largest house builders in the United Kingdom own enough land to construct more than 615,000 new properties. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-reveals-that-house-builders-own-enough-land-to-build-615000-new-homes-02864 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-reveals-that-house-builders-own-enough-land-to-build-615000-new-homes-02864 Australian mine managers anticipate growth in mining tech, survey finds According to a new survey by Timetric's Mining Intelligence Center (MIC), Australian mining businesses are investing in equipment-related mining technologies and anticipate that the investment will increase by 2018. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Australian-mine-managers-anticipate-growth-in-mining-tech-survey-finds-02863 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Australian-mine-managers-anticipate-growth-in-mining-tech-survey-finds-02863 55 per cent of SMEs have no ethics policy, survey finds Recent analysis by Close Brothers has revealed that of the 500 SME owners that were surveyed, 55 per cent admitted that they do not have an ethics policy, or code of ethics, for their company. An ethics policy is a set of guidelines which outline how people within a business should communicate with suppliers, clients and colleagues. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/55-per-cent-of-SMEs-have-no-ethics-policy-survey-finds-02862 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/55-per-cent-of-SMEs-have-no-ethics-policy-survey-finds-02862 Survey finds 109 journalists were killed in 2015 According to a survey, which documented the potentially deadly dangers which journalists face all over the world, at least 109 journalists were killed in crossfire, bombs or targeted killings in 2015. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-109-journalists-were-killed-in-2015-02861 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-109-journalists-were-killed-in-2015-02861 Survey find retailers were worried that millions of people would return unwanted gifts A survey pre-Christmas revealed that approximately 33 per cent of consumers in the United Kingdom were going to return an unwanted present and 88 per cent said that they were going to do this in a shop, rather than do it by post. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-find-retailers-were-worried-that-millions-of-people-would-return-unwanted-gifts-02860 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-find-retailers-were-worried-that-millions-of-people-would-return-unwanted-gifts-02860 NHS survey reveals men drink double the amount of alcohol as women A recent NHS survey has revealed that men drink twice as much alcohol as women, with the average male alcohol consumption being 16.8 units per week as opposed to women at 8.8 units. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/NHS-survey-reveals-men-drink-double-the-amount-of-alcohol-as-women-02854 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/NHS-survey-reveals-men-drink-double-the-amount-of-alcohol-as-women-02854 Shortage in HGV drivers may slow online deliveries, survey reveals A new transport and distribution survey by Wincanton, Britain's largest logistics firm, which has approximately 5,500 drivers of LGVs (large goods vehicles), has revealed that customers will have to wait longer for their online orders to arrive as a result of a shortage of lorry drivers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Shortage-in-HGV-drivers-may-slow-online-deliveries-survey-reveals-02853 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Shortage-in-HGV-drivers-may-slow-online-deliveries-survey-reveals-02853 Some students willing to pay £23k tuition fees, survey finds A recent survey of English students, conducted by the Society for Research into Higher Education has revealed that they would be willing to pay around £23,000 per year in tuition fees. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Some-students-willing-to-pay-23k-tuition-fees-survey-finds-02847 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Some-students-willing-to-pay-23k-tuition-fees-survey-finds-02847 Survey finds children are reluctant to switch off devices A recent poll by the charity, Action for Children, has revealed that children are reluctant to turn off their mobile phones, TVs and laptops, with parents finding it easier to get their child to do their homework, have a bath or go to bed than switch off their device. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-children-are-reluctant-to-switch-off-devices-02846 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-children-are-reluctant-to-switch-off-devices-02846 More than a quarter worry about housing costs, survey finds A recent survey by the charity, Shelter Scotland, has revealed that more than a quarter of tenants and homeowners are concerned about housing costs, worrying that they may not be able to afford their home payments during 2016. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-a-quarter-worry-about-housing-costs-survey-finds-02845 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-a-quarter-worry-about-housing-costs-survey-finds-02845 Nearly half of British drivers claim their spouse is the most irritating passenger According to the results of a new automotive survey, nearly half (43 per cent) of British drivers believe that their spouse is the most irritating passenger they regularly drive with. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-half-of-British-drivers-claim-their-spouse-is-the-most-irritating-passenger-02840 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-half-of-British-drivers-claim-their-spouse-is-the-most-irritating-passenger-02840 During higher education white students develop fewer skills than BME students According to the UK Engagement Survey, white higher education students gain a lower level of skill developments than students from an ethnic background. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/During-higher-education-white-students-develop-fewer-skills-than-BME-students-02838 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/During-higher-education-white-students-develop-fewer-skills-than-BME-students-02838 Survey finds household broadband was anticipated to be affected on Christmas day Pre-Christmas research findings have revealed that the amount of internet-connected devices that were expected to be gifted on Christmas Day was anticipated pressure on the broadband systems of households in the United Kingdom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-household-broadband-was-anticipated-to-be-affected-on-Christmas-day-02835 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-household-broadband-was-anticipated-to-be-affected-on-Christmas-day-02835 Survey finds digital skills gap present in UK Government The National Audit Office has revealed in a recent research report that there is a digital skills gap present within the UK Government, in Government departments and arm's length bodies. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-digital-skills-gap-present-in-UK-Government-02814 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-digital-skills-gap-present-in-UK-Government-02814 Maternity care has improved since last year, health survey reveals A recent poll of more than 2,000 women, who gave birth to a child in February 2015, has revealed that there have been improvements in many areas of maternity care since 2014. For example, more women were given the option to choose where they wanted to give birth and nurses regularly checked on womens' mental wellbeing, such as mental health and state. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Maternity-care-has-improved-since-last-year-health-survey-reveals-02813 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Maternity-care-has-improved-since-last-year-health-survey-reveals-02813 Utilities survey finds elderly have to choose between food and heating According to a recent utilities survey, approximately 750,000 elderly people have to choose between paying for their heating or food. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Utilities-survey-finds-elderly-have-to-choose-between-food-and-heating-02808 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Utilities-survey-finds-elderly-have-to-choose-between-food-and-heating-02808 Survey reveals 5 year olds consume their body weight in sugar every year New figures from a Government survey have revealed that 5 year old children are consuming their own weight in sugar every year ' that's approximately 3.5 stone! http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-5-year-olds-consume-their-body-weight-in-sugar-every-year-02820 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-5-year-olds-consume-their-body-weight-in-sugar-every-year-02820 Own-brand champagne and mince pies top blind taste test A recent consumer taste test by Which? has revealed that supermarket own-brand champagne and mince pies have been voted the best tasting, despite being considerably less expensive than some of the upmarket, luxury items included in the taste test. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Own-brand-champagne-and-mince-pies-top-blind-taste-test-02819 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Own-brand-champagne-and-mince-pies-top-blind-taste-test-02819 Just a quarter of Brits believe legal system is fair, survey finds According to a survey by leading solicitors, Hodge Jones & Allen, just 25 per cent of the UK population feel that the legal system in the country is transparent and fair. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-a-quarter-of-Brits-believe-legal-system-is-fair-survey-finds-02805 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-a-quarter-of-Brits-believe-legal-system-is-fair-survey-finds-02805 Most employees want finance training, survey finds According to market research by the Open University Business School (OUBS) and financial education station, Share Radio, 2 in 3 employees in the United Kingdom have never been through financial training, suggesting that money management skills are learned ad-hoc. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-employees-want-finance-training-survey-finds-02803 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-employees-want-finance-training-survey-finds-02803 Few baby boomers choose to volunteer, survey finds A recent research report has revealed that the view that older women are most likely to volunteer is a myth, with the findings revealing that those aged between 25 and 34 are the most likely to participate in voluntary work. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Few-baby-boomers-choose-to-volunteer-survey-finds-02802 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Few-baby-boomers-choose-to-volunteer-survey-finds-02802 Survey finds rugby is gaining popularity within girls’ schools According to a sport survey by the Girls' Schools Association, rugby is gaining popularity at girls' schools at a rapid rate, with more than 50 per cent of girls' schools now facilitating the sport. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-rugby-is-gaining-popularity-within-girls-schools-02801 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-rugby-is-gaining-popularity-within-girls-schools-02801 Pharma research finds correlation between antibiotic prescriptions, patient satisfaction According to research by King's College London, there is a correlation between the amount of prescriptions issued for antibiotics and patient satisfaction scores, with the GPs prescribing less antibiotics receiving lower patient satisfaction scores. These findings suggest that a notable shift in public perception is needed in order to reduce usage and keep the rise in antimicrobial resistance down. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pharma-research-finds-correlation-between-antibiotic-prescriptions-patient-satisfaction-02818 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pharma-research-finds-correlation-between-antibiotic-prescriptions-patient-satisfaction-02818 Jobs in UK oil industry are falling at a rapid rate, survey finds The Scottish business association, The Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, has revealed in a recent survey that the number of contactors working in the United Kingdom's oil and gas industry has declined in the last 12 months at the most rapid rate since 2004 at the least. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Jobs-in-UK-oil-industry-are-falling-at-a-rapid-rate-survey-finds-02800 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Jobs-in-UK-oil-industry-are-falling-at-a-rapid-rate-survey-finds-02800 Survey reveals the extent of library closure during 2014 and 2015 A recent survey has revealed the extent of library closure during 2014 and 2015, with the findings revealing that the number of libraries open decreased by 2.6 per cent in 2014, from 4,023 to 3,917. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-extent-of-library-closure-during-2014-and-2015-02817 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-extent-of-library-closure-during-2014-and-2015-02817 Survey finds Aldi’s Christmas ad is the most effective amongst mums According to a recent retail survey by Channel Mum, this year's most effective Christmas advert is that of Aldi, with 33 per cent of mums saying that they want to shop at the budget store after watching it. Following Aldi as the most effective Christmas advertiser, 31 per cent said that they would visit Aldi after watching their advert. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Aldis-Christmas-ad-is-the-most-effective-amongst-mums-02816 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Aldis-Christmas-ad-is-the-most-effective-amongst-mums-02816 Parents are more concerned with raunchiness in films, rather than violence A recent survey, commissioned by the Classification & Rating Administration, has revealed that American parents are far more concerned by the appearance of sex in films, rather than violence - realistic or not. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parents-are-more-concerned-with-raunchiness-in-films-rather-than-violence-02797 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parents-are-more-concerned-with-raunchiness-in-films-rather-than-violence-02797 Survey reveals the top 50 most irritating office lingo A survey of 2,000 office workers, by working animal charity, SPANA, has revealed that many employees find office lingo such as 'reach out', 'peel the onion' or it's on my radar' cheesy and annoying. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-top-50-most-irritating-office-lingo-02796 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-top-50-most-irritating-office-lingo-02796 Apple Macs supported more than PCs in the office, research report reveals According to a recent research report by JAMF Software, the levels of support for Apple's Mac hardware is growing, with 96 per cent of the IT professionals questioned revealing that their team supports Mac. As well as this, 81 per cent of the 500 IT professionals in the survey support iPad and 84 per cent support iPhone. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Apple-Macs-supported-more-than-PCs-in-the-office-research-report-reveals-02795 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Apple-Macs-supported-more-than-PCs-in-the-office-research-report-reveals-02795 Survey explores the ways people are saving for retirement According to the findings of a survey, conducted on behalf of Aviva, the most popular method of saving money for retirement is through an employer pension schemes, closely followed by cash ISAs and ordinary bank or building society accounts. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-the-ways-people-are-saving-for-retirement-02815 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-the-ways-people-are-saving-for-retirement-02815 November saw worst retail sales growth since 2011, UK survey finds A recent UK retail survey has revealed that November saw the worst retail sales growth since 2011, with the hopes of a Black Friday increase being dashed. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/November-saw-worst-retail-sales-growth-since-2011-UK-survey-finds-02787 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/November-saw-worst-retail-sales-growth-since-2011-UK-survey-finds-02787 Building contractors declining half of bidding opportunities, survey finds A recent survey from infrastructure and support services group, AECOM, has revealed that as a result of the skills shortage within London's construction companies, half are declining the bidding opportunities they receive. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Building-contractors-declining-half-of-bidding-opportunities-survey-finds-02786 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Building-contractors-declining-half-of-bidding-opportunities-survey-finds-02786 Survey finds students return the most goods A recent survey has revealed that students return the most goods, with 50 per cent saying that they return between 11 and 25 per cent of things that they buy. As well as this, 42 per cent of the students in the survey said that they would only buy a product from an online store if it had free returns or made it simple to return a purchase. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-students-return-the-most-goods-02765 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-students-return-the-most-goods-02765 Scottish public want council tax to be replaced with an alternative, survey finds According to the findings of a recent survey of Scottish people, council tax should be removed and replaced with an alternative charge, based on income, to protect less well-off Scottish people. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scottish-public-want-council-tax-to-be-replaced-with-an-alternative-survey-finds-02763 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scottish-public-want-council-tax-to-be-replaced-with-an-alternative-survey-finds-02763 Survey finds those in North and North East Yorkshire struggle with house prices A report by the National Housing Federation (NHF) has discovered that house prices in some areas of North Yorkshire is now an average of £250,000, which is more than 10 times the local average salaries. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-those-in-North-and-North-East-Yorkshire-struggle-with-house-prices-02762 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-those-in-North-and-North-East-Yorkshire-struggle-with-house-prices-02762 Survey finds little desire for driverless cars made by tech companies A recent survey has revealed that more than 50 per cent of consumers worldwide are open to accepting driverless cars, however, the majority of the respondents do not want technology companies to produce them. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-little-desire-for-driverless-cars-made-by-tech-companies-02754 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-little-desire-for-driverless-cars-made-by-tech-companies-02754 Number of Brits going for meals in December triples, survey discovers According to a survey, restaurants and pubs are experiencing increasing numbers of bookings in December, with eateries such as Toby Carvery, Harvester and Sizzling Pubs revealing that diners are choosing to eat Christmas dinner throughout December, not just on the 25th. Figures from the restaurants and pubs have revealed that the number of bookings in December have triples in recent years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Number-of-Brits-going-for-meals-in-December-triples-survey-discovers-02748 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Number-of-Brits-going-for-meals-in-December-triples-survey-discovers-02748 Survey outlines why construction workers take time off work sick A recent survey by insurance company, There, has outlined that construction workers take more time off sick as a result of serious work-related injuries than many other sectors. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-outlines-why-construction-workers-take-time-off-work-sick-02747 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-outlines-why-construction-workers-take-time-off-work-sick-02747 Survey discovers confusion surrounding non-emergency police number A recent survey by a Yorkshire Crime Commissioner has discovered that there is some confusion amongst the public surrounding non-emergency police numbers, with less than one third knowing that a non-emergency phone call to the police can be made by dialling 101. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-discovers-confusion-surrounding-non-emergency-police-number-02744 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-discovers-confusion-surrounding-non-emergency-police-number-02744 Over 50s struggle to see a doctor, health survey finds A recent healthcare survey of more than 9,000 people has revealed that half of people over 50 find it difficult to see their GP on the day that they become unwell. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-50s-struggle-to-see-a-doctor-health-survey-finds-02742 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-50s-struggle-to-see-a-doctor-health-survey-finds-02742 Survey finds 52 per cent of Brits want to see a Brexit following the Paris attacks A research survey, which was conducted on behalf of The Independent has revealed that more than half (52 per cent) of people are in favour of leaving the European Union in the wake of the Paris attacks. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-52-per-cent-of-Brits-want-to-see-a-Brexit-following-the-Paris-attacks-02737 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-52-per-cent-of-Brits-want-to-see-a-Brexit-following-the-Paris-attacks-02737 Survey finds majority of public would encourage youngsters to get into engineering A recent engineering survey of the UK public has revealed that the majority of people would encourage young people to get into the engineering profession. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-public-would-encourage-youngsters-to-get-into-engineering-02736 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-public-would-encourage-youngsters-to-get-into-engineering-02736 Survey two thirds of Brits will own a smartphone within 3 years Within three years, two in three British people will own a smartphone and a tablet, according to a new study by media agency, ZenithOptimedia. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-two-thirds-of-Brits-will-own-a-smartphone-within-3-years-02726 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-two-thirds-of-Brits-will-own-a-smartphone-within-3-years-02726 More than half of Northern Ireland is taking prescription drugs, survey finds A recent survey by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland has discovered that more than half of people in Northern Ireland are taking prescription drugs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-half-of-Northern-Ireland-is-taking-prescription-drugs-survey-finds-02725 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-half-of-Northern-Ireland-is-taking-prescription-drugs-survey-finds-02725 Diversity needs to be promoted in engineering, report suggests A recent report by the Royal Academy of Engineering has indicated that more work needs to be done to promote diversity in engineering, despite many engineering companies in the UK already actively driving gender balance in engineering roles. The report revealed that minorities which need to be promoted are: ethnicity/race, sexual orientation and disability. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Diversity-needs-to-be-promoted-in-engineering-report-suggests-02724 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Diversity-needs-to-be-promoted-in-engineering-report-suggests-02724 French manufacturing increased in wake of Paris attacks, survey finds A recent survey has revealed that growth within the French manufacturing sector has picked up in the wake of the tragic Nov. 13th Paris attacks, whereas the services sector has slowed. However, the researchers found that the increase in manufacturing has helped to keep the private sector growth positive. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/French-manufacturing-increased-in-wake-of-Paris-attacks-survey-finds-02723 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/French-manufacturing-increased-in-wake-of-Paris-attacks-survey-finds-02723 Budget cuts in English schools resulting in redundancy, survey finds A recent survey, which was published by the Association of School and College Leaders and law firm Browne Jacobson, has discovered that more than a 50 per cent of schools are willing to make cuts in the number of staff within their institution, as a way to decrease the mounting pressures brought on by budget decisions. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Budget-cuts-in-English-schools-resulting-in-redundancy-survey-finds-02720 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Budget-cuts-in-English-schools-resulting-in-redundancy-survey-finds-02720 £78m spent on keeping pets warm, survey finds Research published by the Energy Saving Trust has revealed that pet owners are spending more than £78 million per year on keeping their pets warm, with many people admitting to keeping central heating, radios and televisions switched on when they are not home. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/78m-spent-on-keeping-pets-warm-survey-finds-02718 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/78m-spent-on-keeping-pets-warm-survey-finds-02718 50 per cent of expert witnesses received more instructions this year, survey finds According to a recent survey, 50 per cent of expert witnesses received more instructions in the last 12 months. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/50-per-cent-of-expert-witnesses-received-more-instructions-this-year-survey-finds-02735 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/50-per-cent-of-expert-witnesses-received-more-instructions-this-year-survey-finds-02735 Regular coffee drinking associated with a lower risk of death, research finds According to a new study, individuals who consume coffee every day ' even up to four cups ' are less likely to die of a neurological disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or suicide than non-coffee drinkers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Regular-coffee-drinking-associated-with-a-lower-risk-of-death-research-finds-02731 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Regular-coffee-drinking-associated-with-a-lower-risk-of-death-research-finds-02731 Male bankers earn 40 per cent more than female bankers, survey reveals A recent Government survey had revealed that male bankers earn 40 per cent more than female bankers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Male-bankers-earn-40-per-cent-more-than-female-bankers-survey-reveals-02722 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Male-bankers-earn-40-per-cent-more-than-female-bankers-survey-reveals-02722 Survey finds 1 per cent of UK TV shows have a BAME director A recent survey by industry body, Directors UK, has revealed that only 1.5 per cent of UK TV programmes are directed by a black, Asian or ethnic minority (BAME) director. Further to this, the period drama category has no BAME directors. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-1-per-cent-of-UK-TV-shows-have-a-BAME-director-02713 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-1-per-cent-of-UK-TV-shows-have-a-BAME-director-02713 Survey finds more atheist people believe there is a conflict between faith, science A recent survey of American people has discovered that more religious people in the United States do not see anything within their religion which conflicts with science, as opposed to atheist people who draw similarities between the two. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-more-atheist-people-believe-there-is-a-conflict-between-faith-science-02712 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-more-atheist-people-believe-there-is-a-conflict-between-faith-science-02712 Report suggests oil and gas executives are not hitting innovation targets A recent piece of research has revealed that 50 per cent of oil and gas executives feel that they have not successfully hit their innovation goals for 2015, around a 100 per cent increase since 2014. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-suggests-oil-and-gas-executives-are-not-hitting-innovation-targets-02711 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-suggests-oil-and-gas-executives-are-not-hitting-innovation-targets-02711 Survey finds 25 per cent of Britons didn’t take a holiday in 2015 This year's ABTA Holiday Habits Report has revealed that an increasing number of people are choosing not to go on holiday and spend their annual leave at home. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-25-per-cent-of-Britons-didnt-take-a-holiday-in-2015-02710 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-25-per-cent-of-Britons-didnt-take-a-holiday-in-2015-02710 Public’s trust in charities is declining, survey finds A recent charity awareness monitor by NfpSynergy has revealed that the public's trust in charities in declining throughout the United Kingdom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Publics-trust-in-charities-is-declining-survey-finds-02709 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Publics-trust-in-charities-is-declining-survey-finds-02709 52 per cent of Scots plan to vote SNP in 2016, survey finds A recent survey has revealed that 52 per cent of Scottish people plan to vote for the Scottish National Party in the constituency section of the 2016 Scottish Parliament election, with Labour trailing behind, struggling to gain support. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/52-per-cent-of-Scots-plan-to-vote-SNP-in-2016-survey-finds-02708 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/52-per-cent-of-Scots-plan-to-vote-SNP-in-2016-survey-finds-02708 One fifth block online advertisements, survey finds In the most recent Internet Advertising Bureau UK's Ad Blocking Report, it is suggested that 18 per cent of adults in Britain are using ad blocking software, a 15 per cent increase since June. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-fifth-block-online-advertisements-survey-finds-02706 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-fifth-block-online-advertisements-survey-finds-02706 Survey finds that many SMEs would not survive if their founder left According to a survey of business owners and managers, by Network ROI, an IT services company, around one in three businesses in the United Kingdom would not survive for more than a month if their company founder left. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-many-SMEs-would-not-survive-if-their-founder-left-02705 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-many-SMEs-would-not-survive-if-their-founder-left-02705 Fears of cowboy builders result in £6bn avoided work, survey finds Research published by the Federation of Master Builders has revealed that the UK economy misses out on £6 billion as a result of consumers' fears of cowboy tradespeople. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fears-of-cowboy-builders-result-in-6bn-avoided-work-survey-finds-02696 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fears-of-cowboy-builders-result-in-6bn-avoided-work-survey-finds-02696 Call for Government to support logistics apprenticeships In a submission to the Transport Select Committee inquiry into the skills and workforce planning in the road haulage sector, The Freight Transport Association has requested that the Government supports apprenticeships in the logistics industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Call-for-Government-to-support-logistics-apprenticeships-02695 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Call-for-Government-to-support-logistics-apprenticeships-02695 Local government considering e-invoicing, survey finds A recent survey by iGov, an organisation which provides critical professional and IT support services to the government, has revealed that 39 per cent of local councils are considering investing in e-invoicing in the next year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Local-government-considering-e-invoicing-survey-finds-02694 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Local-government-considering-e-invoicing-survey-finds-02694 Figures reveal that telecom provider complaints rise by a third According to recent figures from Ombudsman Services: Communications, the number of complaints placed against telecom providers has increased by 35 per cent since 2012 in the three months from July to September. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Figures-reveal-that-telecom-provider-complaints-rise-by-a-third-02693 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Figures-reveal-that-telecom-provider-complaints-rise-by-a-third-02693 Champagne is good for the brain, research finds A new study into champagne's relationship with brain health has revealed that consuming three glasses of champagne per week could help prevent the onset of Alzheimers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Champagne-is-good-for-the-brain-research-finds-02692 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Champagne-is-good-for-the-brain-research-finds-02692 Sexting on the rise in St Helens' schools, survey finds According to a survey by St Helens Council, there has been a notable increase in bullying, self-harming and sexting in schools in the town, with 10 per cent of year ten pupils being asked to publish indecent images of themselves online. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sexting-on-the-rise-in-St-Helens-schools-survey-finds-02691 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sexting-on-the-rise-in-St-Helens-schools-survey-finds-02691 The cost of renting in London is rising, survey finds According to HomeLet's rental index for October 2015, those who rent in London are paying 7.5 per cent more per month than they did during the same time last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-cost-of-renting-in-London-is-rising-survey-finds-02690 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-cost-of-renting-in-London-is-rising-survey-finds-02690 Christmas trading confidence rising amongst retailers, survey finds A new survey by Barclays has discovered that retailers in the UK are more positive about Christmas trading this year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Christmas-trading-confidence-rising-amongst-retailers-survey-finds-02686 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Christmas-trading-confidence-rising-amongst-retailers-survey-finds-02686 Majority of people think Volkswagen is not alone with emission cheating, survey finds A recent Which? survey has revealed that automakers could find that their brand perception has been damaged by the Volkswagen emissions scandal, with 80 per cent of people believing that the German automaker is not alone with cheating emissions tests. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-people-think-Volkswagen-is-not-alone-with-emission-cheating-survey-finds-02685 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-people-think-Volkswagen-is-not-alone-with-emission-cheating-survey-finds-02685 Survey finds Brits want energy subsidies to be spent on reducing energy waste According to the findings of a recent survey commissioned by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), British people would most like to see energy subsidies spent on reducing energy waste. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brits-want-energy-subsidies-to-be-spent-on-reducing-energy-waste-02682 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brits-want-energy-subsidies-to-be-spent-on-reducing-energy-waste-02682 Survey reveals little demand for Sunday doctor's appointments The most recent General Practice Patient Survey has revealed that more than four in five (80.9 per cent) patients have no problem with existing doctors' appointments available to them. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-little-demand-for-Sunday-doctors-appointments-02675 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-little-demand-for-Sunday-doctors-appointments-02675 Survey explores how the public perceives chemistry A recent study on behalf of The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has revealed the findings of the first national survey which explores the UK public's perception of chemistry, chemists and chemicals. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-how-the-public-perceives-chemistry-02672 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-how-the-public-perceives-chemistry-02672 Survey finds the public support the BBC’s online journalism The BBC have recently stood up against the critics who said that the organisation should stop publishing online journalism by commissioning a piece of research which revealed that the public largely support the BBC's online media, despite it making it harder for print newspapers to make money. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-the-public-support-the-BBCs-online-journalism-02666 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-the-public-support-the-BBCs-online-journalism-02666 Charitable workplaces sought by Brits, survey finds A recent survey by Give as you Live has revealed that charity initiatives may be vital to retaining employees, as 37 per cent of British people said that they would be more inclined to work for a company longer if it supported charities and the local community. As well as this, 34 per cent said that they regard employers' charity initiatives as important. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Charitable-workplaces-sought-by-Brits-survey-finds-02664 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Charitable-workplaces-sought-by-Brits-survey-finds-02664 Information on non-financial risks desired by investors, survey finds According to a new report, businesses which provide inadequate information about non-financial risk, for example, environmental, social and governance (ESG) problems could end up losing potential investment. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Information-on-non-financial-risks-desired-by-investors-survey-finds-02663 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Information-on-non-financial-risks-desired-by-investors-survey-finds-02663 Small businesses don’t view lawyers as cost effective, survey finds A recent professional services survey, conducted on behalf of the Legal Services Board (LSB), has revealed that just 13 per cent of small businesses believe that lawyers 'provide a cost-effective means to resolve legal issues'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Small-businesses-dont-view-lawyers-as-cost-effective-survey-finds-02656 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Small-businesses-dont-view-lawyers-as-cost-effective-survey-finds-02656 Survey finds UK exports are plummeting The most recent 'Industrial Trends Survey' - which was compiled by the CBI - has confirmed that manufacturing in the United Kingdom is slowing down. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-UK-exports-are-plummeting-02655 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-UK-exports-are-plummeting-02655 Survey finds UK public has significant reservations about fracking A recent survey of the British public has revealed that the UK public have significant reservations about fracking for shale gas ' or hydraulic fracture stimulation. The survey findings support the idea that the majority of the UK public favours renewable energy sources over alternative methods and that they feel that fossil fuels are linked with pollution and are archaic. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-UK-public-has-significant-reservations-about-fracking-02654 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-UK-public-has-significant-reservations-about-fracking-02654 Survey finds UK is the best EU country to start a company post economic recovery According to research by the Legatum Institute, a public policy think tank based in Dubai, the United Kingdom is the best European country to start up a business in, with the Government's policies aimed at getting people into work gleaning 'incredible' results. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-UK-is-the-best-EU-country-to-start-a-company-post-economic-recovery-02646 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-UK-is-the-best-EU-country-to-start-a-company-post-economic-recovery-02646 Survey finds less people intend to go on a foreign holiday next year A survey has revealed that less people plan to go on a holiday abroad in the next 12 months, in comparison with last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-less-people-intend-to-go-on-a-foreign-holiday-next-year-02644 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-less-people-intend-to-go-on-a-foreign-holiday-next-year-02644 Survey finds health workers support transparency on payments from pharma companies A new survey commissioned by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry has discovered that most healthcare workers in the United Kingdom back greater transparency on the payments received by pharmaceutical companies. However, a proportion think that it may make working in the healthcare industry more challenging. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-health-workers-support-transparency-on-payments-from-pharma-companies-02643 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-health-workers-support-transparency-on-payments-from-pharma-companies-02643 More than 1 in 3 vegetarians consume meat after drinking alcohol, survey finds A recent survey by Voucher Codes has revealed that one third of vegetarians in the United Kingdom eat meat when they've drank alcohol. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-1-in-3-vegetarians-consume-meat-after-drinking-alcohol-survey-finds-02639 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-1-in-3-vegetarians-consume-meat-after-drinking-alcohol-survey-finds-02639 40 per cent don’t believe Jesus was real, survey finds A culture survey on behalf of the Church of England has suggested that 40 per cent of people do not believe that Jesus was real, with 25 per cent of those aged between 18 and 34 believing that he was a fictional or mythical character. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/40-per-cent-dont-believe-Jesus-was-real-survey-finds-02638 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/40-per-cent-dont-believe-Jesus-was-real-survey-finds-02638 Survey finds more people are travelling to London airports by public transport The Civil Aviation Authority's latest passenger survey report has suggested that 'significantly more people', who depart from the five airports in London, travelled by public transport, whereas those departing from regional airports were notably more likely to travel by private transport. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-more-people-are-travelling-to-London-airports-by-public-transport-02635 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-more-people-are-travelling-to-London-airports-by-public-transport-02635 Survey finds UK companies are too passive about data security A recent IT survey on behalf of Ilex International has revealed that UK businesses are too passive when it comes to data security, with many companies being very confident about the defences they already have, even though the threat of cyber-crime is increasing. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-UK-companies-are-too-passive-about-data-security-02634 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-UK-companies-are-too-passive-about-data-security-02634 Survey finds salaries have increased amongst local council planners A recent survey within local councils, planning consultancies and private sector employers has revealed that in 2015, the most common salary bracket for local authority planners was £35,000 to £40,000, as opposed to £30,000 to £35,000 last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-salaries-have-increased-amongst-local-council-planners-02630 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-salaries-have-increased-amongst-local-council-planners-02630 Survey discovers Brits waste money on employing tradespeople for simple jobs According to the findings of a recent survey by Swinton Insurance, the average British person has wasted approximately £300 in the last year by employing tradespeople to perform simple tasks that they could have done themselves. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-discovers-Brits-waste-money-on-employing-tradespeople-for-simple-jobs-02629 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-discovers-Brits-waste-money-on-employing-tradespeople-for-simple-jobs-02629 Smaller percentage of families offered a place at their first choice secondary school A recent education survey has revealed that one in seven families (approximately 76,000) did not secure a place at their first choice of secondary school last year and a further 25 per cent (19,000) did not get into any of their chosen schools. Research from the New Schools Network revealed that getting a place at a first choice school has decreased every year for three years. With these findings in mind, it is unlikely that this trend will change in the next few weeks, when the results of 2015's school allocation is published. The researchers also discovered that families living in cities and urban areas are less likely to get a place at their first choice secondary school, with 25 per cent of those living in Birmingham and London missing out on a place at their top pick. In comparison, in the North East and South West of England, fewer than 10 per cent are not offered a place at their first choice school. The research revealed that the most places within schools are being created in institutions which are achieving worsening GCSE results. Since 2011, more than 50 per cent (42,000) of the 79,000 places created were within institutions with worsening GCSE grades. Approximately 14,000 of school places were created within institutions rated as 'failing' by Ofsted. The results of the findings have come shortly after the news that at least 17 local councils are considering creating 'Super Schools'. These schools will have between 12 and 16 classes per year group and will have between 2,000 and 4,000 pupils attending them. The councils hope that the implementation of 'Super Schools' will serve the 80,000 secondary school places which are forecasted to be needed before 2019. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Smaller-percentage-of-families-offered-a-place-at-their-first-choice-secondary-school-02628 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Smaller-percentage-of-families-offered-a-place-at-their-first-choice-secondary-school-02628 Survey finds Brits drink the most alcohol According to the findings from a recent survey, people from Britain are the heaviest drinkers and are more likely to binge drink, visit the pub or drink in their home. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brits-drink-the-most-alcohol-02623 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brits-drink-the-most-alcohol-02623 Half of Brits think Cabinet should be able to lobby for or against Brexit A recent survey by Huffington Post UK has revealed that 55 per cent of British people feel that Cabinet ministers should be able to campaign for or against the Brexit, as they wish, whilst just 25 per cent said that the Cabinet had a responsibility to stick to the Government's line. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-Brits-think-Cabinet-should-be-able-to-lobby-for-or-against-Brexit-02621 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-Brits-think-Cabinet-should-be-able-to-lobby-for-or-against-Brexit-02621 UK tenants are positive about renting, survey finds A recent survey has revealed that the vast majority of UK tenants in the private rented sector are happy with their current landlord, however, 5 per cent were declined a longer term tenancy. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-tenants-are-positive-about-renting-survey-finds-02620 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-tenants-are-positive-about-renting-survey-finds-02620 Two thirds of retailers with CCTV want mobile access, survey finds According to a recent retail survey, two thirds of retailers with CCTV cameras installed want to implement mobile access. As well as this, 70 per cent of the respondents said that they want to introduce covert CCTV systems, whilst 60 per cent said they already use covert CCTV cameras. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-retailers-with-CCTV-want-mobile-access-survey-finds-02618 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-retailers-with-CCTV-want-mobile-access-survey-finds-02618 Electric car drivers are wealthy, educated people, survey finds A recently released US report by the Electric Vehicle Information Exchange has indicated that those who drive electric cars are wealthy and well-educated individuals. The report also revealed that those who drive electric cars are turned off by the high costs of owning a 'green car'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Electric-car-drivers-are-wealthy-educated-people-survey-finds-02616 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Electric-car-drivers-are-wealthy-educated-people-survey-finds-02616 Survey reveals what men and women look for when buying a new home A recent housing survey by Santander Mortgages has revealed what the different sexes look for when buying a property. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-men-and-women-look-for-when-buying-a-new-home-02615 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-men-and-women-look-for-when-buying-a-new-home-02615 Many solar companies in the UK are threatened by FiT cuts, survey finds According to a recent survey by The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT), 80 per cent of solar installers are anticipating notable reductions in the number of installs they perform. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-solar-companies-in-the-UK-are-threatened-by-FiT-cuts-survey-finds-02612 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-solar-companies-in-the-UK-are-threatened-by-FiT-cuts-survey-finds-02612 A third of women suffer from symptoms of antenatal depression, survey finds Findings from a recent healthcare survey have revealed that nearly a third of pregnant women suffer intense symptoms of antenatal depression and anxiety. However, many of the people who suffer are too scared to alert their midwife or doctor. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-women-suffer-from-symptoms-of-antenatal-depression-survey-finds-02611 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-women-suffer-from-symptoms-of-antenatal-depression-survey-finds-02611 Survey finds Forth Bridge is Scotland’s favourite example of engineering A recent survey of 1,000 Scottish people has revealed that the Forth Bridge is the favourite example of engineering in the country. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Forth-Bridge-is-Scotlands-favourite-example-of-engineering-02610 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Forth-Bridge-is-Scotlands-favourite-example-of-engineering-02610 Survey finds 1 in 3 Brits would struggle to be offline for 24 hours According to research findings from Vodafone, millions of technology users in the United Kingdom could not go 24 hours without access to the internet, with the most frequent reasons cited as being the need to speak to friends, as well as the internet being part of modern day life. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-1-in-3-Brits-would-struggle-to-be-offline-for-24-hours-02605 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-1-in-3-Brits-would-struggle-to-be-offline-for-24-hours-02605 Marketing budgets are increasing, survey finds A report into marketing spend has revealed that marketing budgets are expected to increase for the tenth quarter in a row, on the back of concerns about the global economy as marketing professionals demand greater accountability. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Marketing-budgets-are-increasing-survey-finds-02604 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Marketing-budgets-are-increasing-survey-finds-02604 Survey finds 74 per cent of people feel ‘bombarded’ by charity appeals A recent survey by eSolidar has revealed that 74 per cent of people in Britain feel 'bombarded' by charity fundraising efforts. This percentage either agreed or tended to agree with the statement "I feel bombarded by charity fundraising appeals". Of the respondents, 20 per cent disagreed with the statement and the remainder said that they did not know. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-74-per-cent-of-people-feel-bombarded-by-charity-appeals-02600 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-74-per-cent-of-people-feel-bombarded-by-charity-appeals-02600 North South divide impacts poorest students, research finds A recent report from The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) - a centre-left think tank, to be launched in Sheffield - details a number of tests of the Government's proposed Northern Powerhouse scheme. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/North-South-divide-impacts-poorest-students-research-finds-02598 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/North-South-divide-impacts-poorest-students-research-finds-02598 Survey finds a household rigid plastic recycling rate of 44 per cent A recent survey by plastics waste management and recycling specialist, Recoup, has revealed that the household collection rate for rigid plastic packaging in the UK is 44 per cent, in comparison with last year's 37 per cent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-household-rigid-plastic-recycling-rate-of-44-per-cent-02595 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-household-rigid-plastic-recycling-rate-of-44-per-cent-02595 1 in 5 lawyers would quit their job to be on The Apprentice A recent professional services survey by legal recruiter, Laurence Simons, has revealed that nearly 1 in 5 (18 per cent) of lawyers would quit their job to be on the BBC reality TV show, The Apprentice. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/1-in-5-lawyers-would-quit-their-job-to-be-on-The-Apprentice-02586 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/1-in-5-lawyers-would-quit-their-job-to-be-on-The-Apprentice-02586 Survey finds 7 per cent less spent on museums by local authorities A recent survey by Arts Council England has revealed that the amount of money spent on museums by local authorities has fallen by 7 per cent between 2003-04 and 2013-14. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-7-per-cent-less-spent-on-museums-by-local-authorities-02582 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-7-per-cent-less-spent-on-museums-by-local-authorities-02582 A third of people were not aware charcoal is made from wood, survey finds A recent survey by the WWF has revealed that more than a third of people were not aware that charcoal is made from wood. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-people-were-not-aware-charcoal-is-made-from-wood-survey-finds-02581 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-people-were-not-aware-charcoal-is-made-from-wood-survey-finds-02581 Survey finds haulage decision makers feel Brexit would affect the sector A recent transport and distribution survey of more than 800 delegates from the Microlise Transport Conference has revealed that half of UK haulage decision makers believe that Britains potential exit of the EU would have a negative effect on the haulage sector. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-haulage-decision-makers-feel-Brexit-would-affect-the-sector-02578 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-haulage-decision-makers-feel-Brexit-would-affect-the-sector-02578 Ticket prices for football fans declining and stabilising A study carried out by the BBC has discovered that the price of football tickets in the UK has decreased or stayed the same for most fans. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Ticket-prices-for-football-fans-declining-and-stabilising-02576 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Ticket-prices-for-football-fans-declining-and-stabilising-02576 79 per cent of employers think work experience is key for young people According to the findings of a recent study by the British Chambers of Commerce, 79 per cent of employers believe that work experience is vital for young people joining the workforce. Despite this revealing finding, a third of businesses do not offer any work experience opportunities for young people. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/79-per-cent-of-employers-think-work-experience-is-key-for-young-people-02575 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/79-per-cent-of-employers-think-work-experience-is-key-for-young-people-02575 Doctors believe the pharmaceutical industry doesn’t understand them, survey finds A recent survey of 551 General Practitioners in England has revealed that there is an increasing segregation between doctors and the pharmaceutical industry, with 2 in 3 no longer seeing sales representatives and approximately 40 per cent having a negative view of the pharmaceutical industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Doctors-believe-the-pharmaceutical-industry-doesnt-understand-them-survey-finds-02573 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Doctors-believe-the-pharmaceutical-industry-doesnt-understand-them-survey-finds-02573 Survey finds a quarter of Brits have not been away in last 12 months According to the findings of a recent tourism survey, approximately a quarter (23 per cent) of British people have not been on holiday in the last 12 months, in comparison with just 10 per cent in 2011. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-quarter-of-Brits-have-not-been-away-in-last-12-months-02566 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-quarter-of-Brits-have-not-been-away-in-last-12-months-02566 Survey finds a fifth of households bin a loaf of bread before opening A recent survey by Love Food Hate Waste has revealed that approximately one fifth of households in the UK throw away a loaf of bread before they've even opened it. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-fifth-of-households-bin-a-loaf-of-bread-before-opening-02565 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-fifth-of-households-bin-a-loaf-of-bread-before-opening-02565 Survey finds majority of public think fire-fighters contribute most to society’s wellbeing According to the findings of a recent survey, 73 per cent of the public believe that fire-fighters contribute the most to society's wellbeing, only beaten by doctors and hospital staff. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-public-think-fire-fighters-contribute-most-to-societys-wellbeing-02559 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-public-think-fire-fighters-contribute-most-to-societys-wellbeing-02559 Survey finds majority of council staff haven’t heard of G-Cloud According to the findings of a recent local government survey, more than 75 per cent of council employees have not heard of the G-Cloud framework. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-council-staff-havent-heard-of-G-Cloud-02558 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-council-staff-havent-heard-of-G-Cloud-02558 Survey reveals skills shortages hold back South West England manufacturers A recent survey has revealed that more than one in three small and medium sized manufacturers in the South West of England are held back by skills shortages. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-skills-shortages-hold-back-South-West-England-manufacturers-02555 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-skills-shortages-hold-back-South-West-England-manufacturers-02555 Survey finds women take more time off sick than men A recent official survey has revealed that women take more time off sick than men, with more than a third of women taking time off work in the 12 months before taking part in the survey. In contrast, just over 28 per cent of men had called into work sick over the last 12 months. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-women-take-more-time-off-sick-than-men-02552 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-women-take-more-time-off-sick-than-men-02552 Survey finds majority prefer to buy cars online A recent survey of motorists by Trusted Dealers has revealed that the amount of people who would prefer to purchase a car online is notably larger than those who would prefer to buy through a main dealer. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-prefer-to-buy-cars-online-02550 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-prefer-to-buy-cars-online-02550 Survey finds 50 per cent of teachers are considering quitting A recent survey by the National Union of Teachers has revealed that more than half (or 53 per cent) of teachers are considering quitting the profession within the next two years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-50-per-cent-of-teachers-are-considering-quitting-02549 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-50-per-cent-of-teachers-are-considering-quitting-02549 Survey finds amount of heavy online shoppers is increasing A recent retail survey by Hermes has revealed that the amount of heavy online shoppers has doubled in the last two years, to a figure of three million. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-amount-of-heavy-online-shoppers-is-increasing-02548 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-amount-of-heavy-online-shoppers-is-increasing-02548 Voters believe Boris Johnson will replace David Cameron as Conservative leader, survey finds According to the findings of a recent survey, Boris Johnson is the favourite to replace David Cameron as the next Conservative party leader. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Voters-believe-Boris-Johnson-will-replace-David-Cameron-as-Conservative-leader-survey-finds-02544 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Voters-believe-Boris-Johnson-will-replace-David-Cameron-as-Conservative-leader-survey-finds-02544 Survey finds majority of the public support renewable energy A recent survey of UK households, conducted by Co-operative Energy, has revealed that more than half (53 per cent) of people would support a wind farm being built within two miles of their property. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-the-public-support-renewable-energy-02542 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-the-public-support-renewable-energy-02542 Survey finds traditional banking threatened by alternative lenders According to a recent finance survey of 200 leading credit experts, 75 per cent of people believe that alternative lenders are a threat to banks and traditional lenders, with 19 per cent identifying alternative lenders as a 'big threat'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-traditional-banking-threatened-by-alternative-lenders-02538 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-traditional-banking-threatened-by-alternative-lenders-02538 Survey finds media agencies may be used less by 2020 A recent marketing and media survey- conducted by media consultancy, MediaSense - has revealed that marketing professionals will use media agencies less by 2020, meaning more marketing activities will be conducted in-house. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-media-agencies-may-be-used-less-by-2020-02537 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-media-agencies-may-be-used-less-by-2020-02537 Market research highlights levels of arts participation Recent analysis of public engagement and participation with the arts, during the two years between 2012 and 2014, has discovered that just over 75 per cent of adults in England engage with or participate in the arts. Despite a high level of participation, just two thirds engage with the arts over consecutive years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-research-highlights-levels-of-arts-participation-02534 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-research-highlights-levels-of-arts-participation-02534 Survey finds just 45 per cent of companies hit the GHS’ compliance deadline World leader in enterprise labelling, Loftware, has published a report detailing the readiness within the chemical industry for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification (GHS) and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-just-45-per-cent-of-companies-hit-the-GHS-compliance-deadline-02533 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-just-45-per-cent-of-companies-hit-the-GHS-compliance-deadline-02533 Engineering and technology skills shortage threatens UK growth, survey finds A recent engineering and technology survey has revealed that a skills shortage is negatively affecting the UK's productivity growth and economic expansion. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineering-and-technology-skills-shortage-threatens-UK-growth-survey-finds-02532 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineering-and-technology-skills-shortage-threatens-UK-growth-survey-finds-02532 Survey discovers Brits check their phone more than 1bn times per day According to the findings of a recent survey, 76 per cent of UK adults have a smartphone. In total, smartphone owners check their phones approximately 1.1 billion times per day, which translates to 400 billion times annually. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-discovers-Brits-check-their-phone-more-than-1bn-times-per-day-02527 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-discovers-Brits-check-their-phone-more-than-1bn-times-per-day-02527 73 per cent of charity employees are female, survey finds A recent survey of the third sector has revealed that 73 per cent of charity employees are women, with many of them working in non-managerial positions. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/73-per-cent-of-charity-employees-are-female-survey-finds-02521 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/73-per-cent-of-charity-employees-are-female-survey-finds-02521 Brits find Rugby laws confusing, survey finds A recent sports survey by the sponsor of the Rugby World Cup 2015, Samsung, has discovered that many Brits find the laws of rugby confusing. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brits-find-Rugby-laws-confusing-survey-finds-02519 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brits-find-Rugby-laws-confusing-survey-finds-02519 Pensioners more likely to travel the world than relax into retirement, market research finds According to the latest findings from pension scheme, Nest, the UK's future pensioners are more likely to travel the world rather than relax through their retirement at home. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pensioners-more-likely-to-travel-the-world-than-relax-into-retirement-market-research-finds-02517 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pensioners-more-likely-to-travel-the-world-than-relax-into-retirement-market-research-finds-02517 Millennial solicitors are quitting law faster than past generations, survey finds According to a recent professional services survey, conducted by career change consultants Life Productions, 32 per cent of jobs seekers in the United Kingdom, who are lawyers, are looking for a career outside of law, an increase from 24 per cent in 2007. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Millennial-solicitors-are-quitting-law-faster-than-past-generations-survey-finds-02515 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Millennial-solicitors-are-quitting-law-faster-than-past-generations-survey-finds-02515 Survey finds increasing number of under-fives using tablets and watching TV A recent survey of more than 1,000 parents of young children has revealed that an increasing number of under-fives are watching TV and using tablet computers, with the time spent watching television increasing from 2.4 hours per day last year, to 2.6 hours per day in 2015. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-increasing-number-of-under-fives-using-tablets-and-watching-TV-02514 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-increasing-number-of-under-fives-using-tablets-and-watching-TV-02514 Survey finds UK businesses cannot control printing costs A recent survey of UK businesses, commissioned by Oki Systems UK, has revealed that many SMEs are finding it difficult to control their printing costs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-UK-businesses-cannot-control-printing-costs-02512 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-UK-businesses-cannot-control-printing-costs-02512 US truckers open to reserved parking but not paying for it, survey finds The American Transportation Research Institute has released the findings of its Commercial Driver Perspectives on Truck Parking survey and revealed that US truck drivers are open to reserved truck parking, but not paying for it. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-truckers-open-to-reserved-parking-but-not-paying-for-it-survey-finds-02511 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-truckers-open-to-reserved-parking-but-not-paying-for-it-survey-finds-02511 ‘Breakthrough drug’ may not mean what the public think, survey finds A recent US survey has revealed that what the Food and Drug Administration refers to as a 'breakthrough' drug, may not necessarily mean what a regular, untrained person may believe. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Breakthrough-drug-may-not-mean-what-the-public-think-survey-finds-02510 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Breakthrough-drug-may-not-mean-what-the-public-think-survey-finds-02510 Survey shows building of new houses slowing due to ‘lack of skilled contractors’ Government proposals to build new homes have been hampered due to a shortage of sufficiently skilled tradesmen. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-shows-building-of-new-houses-slowing-due-to-lack-of-skilled-contractors-02507 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-shows-building-of-new-houses-slowing-due-to-lack-of-skilled-contractors-02507 Council bins should be hidden, survey finds A nationwide survey has revealed that wheelie bins and recycling boxes should be hidden away, as the public find them unsightly and feel that they ruin the aesthetics of their homes. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Council-bins-should-be-hidden-survey-finds-02506 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Council-bins-should-be-hidden-survey-finds-02506 Research finds fidgeting whilst sat down could be healthy A recent study, by a team of researchers at the University of Leeds and University College London, has revealed that fidgeting whilst sat down could help keep health problems such as obesity, diabetes and cancer at bay, which can all occur as a result of prolonged periods of sitting. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-fidgeting-whilst-sat-down-could-be-healthy-02504 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-fidgeting-whilst-sat-down-could-be-healthy-02504 Survey finds nearly three quarters want non-stun meat labelled A recent survey commissioned by the European Commission has revealed that nearly three quarters (72 per cent) of people want meat to be clearly labelled if a non-stun method of slaughter was used. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-nearly-three-quarters-want-non-stun-meat-labelled-02503 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-nearly-three-quarters-want-non-stun-meat-labelled-02503 Survey finds big six lose 660,000 annually to independent suppliers Analysis by Cornwall Energy has revealed that as many as 660,000 households are switching from the big six utility companies, to an independent supplier, as small energy companies keep eroding the market share. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-big-six-lose-660000-annually-to-independent-suppliers-02502 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-big-six-lose-660000-annually-to-independent-suppliers-02502 Commercial construction at its highest rate since March, survey suggests The latest figures from the Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI Survey has revealed that commercial construction in the UK construction sector is at its highest level since March 2015. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Commercial-construction-at-its-highest-rate-since-March-survey-suggests-02500 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Commercial-construction-at-its-highest-rate-since-March-survey-suggests-02500 Police are taking longer to charge suspects, survey finds According to recent crime figures from the Ministry of Justice, police are taking nearly 10 per cent longer to charge suspects after investigating a case, despite a 28 per cent decrease in the amount of recorded crime. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Police-are-taking-longer-to-charge-suspects-survey-finds-02499 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Police-are-taking-longer-to-charge-suspects-survey-finds-02499 Survey finds cars are still the most common mode of transport The most recent annual National Travel Survey has revealed that travelling by car is still the main form of transport for people in the United Kingdom, with 64 per cent of trips made in 2014 being by car. As well as this 78 per cent of the total distance travelled in 2014 was by car. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-cars-are-still-the-most-common-mode-of-transport-02498 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-cars-are-still-the-most-common-mode-of-transport-02498 25 per cent of parents relocate to send children to their choice school According to a recent survey by Santander, 25 per cent of parents in the United Kingdom have previously relocated to secure a place at a good school for their children, with 1 in 6 of the parents saying that they deliberately purchased or rented a property in the catchment area of a choice school. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/25-per-cent-of-parents-relocate-to-send-children-to-their-choice-school-02496 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/25-per-cent-of-parents-relocate-to-send-children-to-their-choice-school-02496 60 per cent of construction workers do not have a contract, survey finds Approximately 60 per cent of construction workers revealed that they work without a contact of employment, according to a survey by constructaquote.com. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/60-per-cent-of-construction-workers-do-not-have-a-contract-survey-finds-02493 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/60-per-cent-of-construction-workers-do-not-have-a-contract-survey-finds-02493 Top consumer annoyance is unhelpful staff, survey finds A recent consumer survey has revealed that unhelpful staff are the biggest annoyance to UK shoppers, with 43 per cent of people citing unknowledgeable sales assistants as irritating. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Top-consumer-annoyance-is-unhelpful-staff-survey-finds-02491 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Top-consumer-annoyance-is-unhelpful-staff-survey-finds-02491 Survey finds 1 in 3 Britons have started their Christmas shopping According to the findings of a recent survey by technology company, Rubicon Project, one in three Britons have already started their Christmas shopping. The percentage increases amongst the parents in the survey, with 45 per cent revealing that they have already started to buy presents for their family. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-1-in-3-Britons-have-started-their-Christmas-shopping-02490 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-1-in-3-Britons-have-started-their-Christmas-shopping-02490 Survey finds that nearly half of people renting fear they will never own their own home A recent study, consisting of 900 participants, found that around 45% of people currently renting are of the opinion they will never be able to afford to own their own home. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-nearly-half-of-people-renting-fear-they-will-never-own-their-own-home-02489 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-nearly-half-of-people-renting-fear-they-will-never-own-their-own-home-02489 Survey finds female bosses work 57 days unpaid due to gender pay gap A recent survey by XpertHR has revealed that the average female manager works 57 days per year unpaid, or 100 minutes per day, as a result of the pay gap between men and women. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-female-bosses-work-57-days-unpaid-due-to-gender-pay-gap-02488 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-female-bosses-work-57-days-unpaid-due-to-gender-pay-gap-02488 Few young people write letters, survey reveals A recent survey commissioned by the National Literacy Trust has revealed that writing letters is dying out amongst young people, with just one in six teenagers admitting to writing letters outside of the classroom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Few-young-people-write-letters-survey-reveals-02487 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Few-young-people-write-letters-survey-reveals-02487 Two thirds believe Corbyn won’t lead Labour to victory in 2020 election, survey finds According to the findings of a recent survey on behalf of The Independent, two thirds of people do not think that Jeremy Corbyn will lead the Labour party to victory in the 2020 general election. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-believe-Corbyn-wont-lead-Labour-to-victory-in-2020-election-survey-finds-02486 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-believe-Corbyn-wont-lead-Labour-to-victory-in-2020-election-survey-finds-02486 Industrial orders are looking up, CBI finds A recent survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has revealed that industrial orders in the UK notably improved during August, which shocked economists, who initially predicted that that they would stay stagnant. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Industrial-orders-are-looking-up-CBI-finds-02485 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Industrial-orders-are-looking-up-CBI-finds-02485 Study finds Mini is the most reliable used car According to a recent study by British car manufacturer, BreakerLink', Mini produces the most reliable used cars in the UK. Closely following Mini was: Toyota, Ford and Volkswagen. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-finds-Mini-is-the-most-reliable-used-car-02484 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-finds-Mini-is-the-most-reliable-used-car-02484 Survey finds many underestimate the effect advertising has on newspaper funding According to a survey by video advertising specialist, Teads, consumers do not appreciate how much contribution advertising revenue has on funding high quality editorial. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-many-underestimate-the-effect-advertising-has-on-newspaper-funding-02482 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-many-underestimate-the-effect-advertising-has-on-newspaper-funding-02482 Young home buyers don’t spend enough time at viewings, survey finds A recent survey by Which? Mortgage Advisers, has revealed that young home buyers, and people new to the housing ladder, on average spend less than an hour viewing a house before purchasing it. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Young-home-buyers-dont-spend-enough-time-at-viewings-survey-finds-02481 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Young-home-buyers-dont-spend-enough-time-at-viewings-survey-finds-02481 Research finds charity supporters want to be updated after donating A recent survey carried out on behalf of the Charities Aid Foundation, as part of its on-going UK Giving study, has revealed that many donors want to be kept in-the-loop with news about the work of the charities they donate money to. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-charity-supporters-want-to-be-updated-after-donating-02478 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-charity-supporters-want-to-be-updated-after-donating-02478 Employees want stricter guideline on dress codes, survey reveals A recent survey commissioned by job board, CV-Library, has revealed that workers in the United Kingdom want their bosses to introduce stricter dress codes at work, rather than allowing employees to wear what they like in the office. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Employees-want-stricter-guideline-on-dress-codes-survey-reveals-02477 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Employees-want-stricter-guideline-on-dress-codes-survey-reveals-02477 Survey finds fast broadband important for people moving home A recent survey commissioned by ultrafast broadband provider, Hyperoptic, has revealed that people buying a house are willing to pay a premium for fast broadband. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-fast-broadband-important-for-people-moving-home-02475 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-fast-broadband-important-for-people-moving-home-02475 Oil and gas sector salary increases fell rapidly, survey finds A recent survey by recruitment firm, Nigel Wright, has revealed that salary increases in the oil and gas industry have fallen rapidly over the last 12 months, with the uncertainty surrounding oil prices being reflected in oil and gas employees' salaries. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Oil-and-gas-sector-salary-increases-fell-rapidly-survey-finds-02474 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Oil-and-gas-sector-salary-increases-fell-rapidly-survey-finds-02474 Engineering businesses difficult to recruit for, survey finds According to the findings from a recent survey by UK job website, CV-Library, engineering businesses find recruitment difficult, with almost 50 per cent revealing that the engineering sector has some of the most challenging positions to fill. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineering-businesses-difficult-to-recruit-for-survey-finds-02471 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineering-businesses-difficult-to-recruit-for-survey-finds-02471 Survey finds 18 to 25 year olds prefer phones to reading whilst on holiday A recent survey, which was commissioned as part of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge's Summer Speed Reads initiative, has revealed that young adults prefer to lounge by the pool with their mobile phones rather than a book. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-18-to-25-year-olds-prefer-phones-to-reading-whilst-on-holiday-02470 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-18-to-25-year-olds-prefer-phones-to-reading-whilst-on-holiday-02470 Record number of graduates in jobs since the recession, figures show According to recent figures, a record number of UK graduates are in employment since the recession. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Record-number-of-graduates-in-jobs-since-the-recession-figures-show-02469 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Record-number-of-graduates-in-jobs-since-the-recession-figures-show-02469 Survey reveals why touring partners are important A survey, commissioned by the Touring Exhibitions Group, has revealed that working in partnership with other entities is becoming a vital part of developing touring exhibitions. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-why-touring-partners-are-important-02467 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-why-touring-partners-are-important-02467 Survey finds primary schools favour coding language, Python, over French A recent survey of 1,000 primary school children, 1,000 secondary school children and 1,000 parents has revealed that computer programming language, Python, has surpassed French as the most popular language taught in primary schools. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-primary-schools-favour-coding-language-Python-over-French-02466 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-primary-schools-favour-coding-language-Python-over-French-02466 Half of gay men with depression have thought about suicide, survey finds A recent survey by GMFA, in partnership with FS Magazine, has revealed that half of gay men who have experienced depression have thought about committing suicide. The research also found that 24 per cent of gay men have admitted that they had tried to kill themselves and another 54 per cent said that they have had suicidal thoughts in the past. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-gay-men-with-depression-have-thought-about-suicide-survey-finds-02465 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-gay-men-with-depression-have-thought-about-suicide-survey-finds-02465 Survey reveals homophobic culture within the construction industry A recent survey has revealed that homophobia is rife within the construction industry, with approximately 80 per cent of gay construction employees experiencing homophobia at work. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-homophobic-culture-within-the-construction-industry-02463 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-homophobic-culture-within-the-construction-industry-02463 British Skin foundation warns young people to avoid black henna, following survey Recent survey findings have prompted the British Skin Foundation to issue a warning to young people to avoid temporary black henna tattoos, following the discovery that many dermatologists are seeing an increase in reactions at their clinics. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-Skin-foundation-warns-young-people-to-avoid-black-henna-following-survey-02462 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-Skin-foundation-warns-young-people-to-avoid-black-henna-following-survey-02462 Survey explores why few women drink beer A recent survey - commissioned by Friends of Glass, a community which champions using glass for taste, health and the environment ' has shown that drinking from a pint glass may be a reason why many women avoid drinking beer. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-why-few-women-drink-beer-02461 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-why-few-women-drink-beer-02461 Survey finds a car’s image is more important to young drivers than safety As a result of the findings from a recent survey by Brake, the road safety charity, and Direct Line, young people have been warned to put safety first when looking to buy a new motor. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-cars-image-is-more-important-to-young-drivers-than-safety-02460 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-cars-image-is-more-important-to-young-drivers-than-safety-02460 DJS Research reveals attitudes towards tap water In 2015, DJS Research spoke to families in an open forum area of the online parents, kids and teens market research community, Chatter Zone, with the aim to find out when they usually do or do not drink tap water & why, whether they filter the tap water they drink & how their behaviour changes when in or out of the home. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/DJS-Research-reveals-attitudes-towards-tap-water-02459 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/DJS-Research-reveals-attitudes-towards-tap-water-02459 Wessex Water finds 6,570 litres of water is wasted in SW England A recent water survey, conducted on behalf of Wessex Water, has discovered that one in three people in South West England are wasting approximately 6,570 litres of water per year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Wessex-Water-finds-6570-litres-of-water-is-wasted-in-SW-England-02453 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Wessex-Water-finds-6570-litres-of-water-is-wasted-in-SW-England-02453 40 per cent of homes bought under the Right to Buy scheme are now rented privately According to the findings of a recent survey, conducted by Inside Housing magazine, approximately 40 per cent of all council flats sold under the Right to Buy scheme in England are now being rented out privately. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/40-per-cent-of-homes-bought-under-the-Right-to-Buy-scheme-are-now-rented-privately-02450 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/40-per-cent-of-homes-bought-under-the-Right-to-Buy-scheme-are-now-rented-privately-02450 American Press Institute survey explores the views of journalism, communications graduates The American Press Institute has conducted what's believed to be the largest survey ever of journalism and communications graduates, with the aim to explore the challenges journalists face today, helping to achieve the overall goal of defining 21st century journalism. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/American-Press-Institute-survey-explores-the-views-of-journalism-communications-graduates-02446 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/American-Press-Institute-survey-explores-the-views-of-journalism-communications-graduates-02446 72 per cent of people are against council mergers, survey finds Results from an online survey have revealed that 72 per cent of people are against NSW local government reforms, meaning that they do not want their council to merge with others. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/72-per-cent-of-people-are-against-council-mergers-survey-finds-02445 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/72-per-cent-of-people-are-against-council-mergers-survey-finds-02445 DJS Research explores why teachers switch exam boards Recent market research findings from DJS Research's education market research arm, VoicED, have revealed what makes teachers switch exam boards, and what they're looking for once they have made the change. The research aimed to discover new business development opportunities, market understanding, customer satisfaction and customer expectations. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/DJS-Research-explores-why-teachers-switch-exam-boards-02440 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/DJS-Research-explores-why-teachers-switch-exam-boards-02440 Attractive people more likely to generate charity donations, survey finds A recent survey by The British Heart Foundation has revealed that 29 per cent of men and 12 per cent of women would be more likely to donate to charity if they deemed the fundraiser to be good-looking. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Attractive-people-more-likely-to-generate-charity-donations-survey-finds-02435 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Attractive-people-more-likely-to-generate-charity-donations-survey-finds-02435 Survey finds many parents offer teens incentives for good A-level grades According to the findings of a survey by Leeds Beckett University ' published on 12th August 2015 - many parents are bribing their children with money, holidays, cars and laptops, to incentivise them to strive for high A-level grades. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-many-parents-offer-teens-incentives-for-good-A-level-grades-02434 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-many-parents-offer-teens-incentives-for-good-A-level-grades-02434 Research discovers that 1 in 7 consume more alcohol than water According the findings of a recent study by SodaStream, 15 per cent (or one in seven) admitted to drinking more alcohol than water. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-discovers-that-1-in-7-consume-more-alcohol-than-water-02428 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-discovers-that-1-in-7-consume-more-alcohol-than-water-02428 Survey finds fundraising methods have become more aggressive since 2010 A recent survey conducted by the ethical search engine, Storm, has revealed that fundraising methods have become more aggressive in the last 5 years, since 2010. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-fundraising-methods-have-become-more-aggressive-since-2010-02427 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-fundraising-methods-have-become-more-aggressive-since-2010-02427 US doctors do not realise the risks of prescription painkillers, survey finds A recent survey has revealed that American doctors are not fully aware of the risks of prescription painkillers, which is consequently contributing to misuse. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-doctors-do-not-realise-the-risks-of-prescription-painkillers-survey-finds-02424 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-doctors-do-not-realise-the-risks-of-prescription-painkillers-survey-finds-02424 Consumers opting for marketplace over retail websites, survey finds According to a recent survey, online shoppers are starting their product research on retail marketplace channels ' which allow third party merchants to sell products, before viewing an individual retailer's website - at an increasing rate. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumers-opting-for-marketplace-over-retail-websites-survey-finds-02423 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumers-opting-for-marketplace-over-retail-websites-survey-finds-02423 Logistics industry may come to a standstill due to driver shortage, survey finds A recent survey by supply management specialists, Comensura, has revealed that an increase in demand for lorry drivers, paired with low a number of candidates for the jobs, threatens to bring the UK logistics sector to a standstill. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Logistics-industry-may-come-to-a-standstill-due-to-driver-shortage-survey-finds-02422 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Logistics-industry-may-come-to-a-standstill-due-to-driver-shortage-survey-finds-02422 Teachers too optimistic when predicting grades, survey suggests Analysis of exam board data has revealed that teachers are often too optimistic when setting predicted grades for pupils. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-too-optimistic-when-predicting-grades-survey-suggests-02421 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-too-optimistic-when-predicting-grades-survey-suggests-02421 Report shows SME loans aren’t always risky A recent report ' published by Interim Partners ' has revealed that small business lending is not always risky, with a new survey discovering that SME lending in the United Kingdom in expected to give banks their highest margin growth out of any other loan product, this year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-shows-SME-loans-arent-always-risky-02420 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-shows-SME-loans-arent-always-risky-02420 More students than ever working to fund university, survey finds According to findings of a recent study by Endsleigh, the insurance firm, more students than ever before are having to work to fund their university course and approximately 50 per cent dip into their overdraft to cover the costs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-students-than-ever-working-to-fund-university-survey-finds-02419 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-students-than-ever-working-to-fund-university-survey-finds-02419 Support for fracking is at a new low, Government survey shows A recent survey, by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, has revealed that public support for fracking has sunk to a new low. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Support-for-fracking-is-at-a-new-low-Government-survey-shows-02418 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Support-for-fracking-is-at-a-new-low-Government-survey-shows-02418 Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular device to access the internet Ofcom's latest Communications Market Report has revealed that smartphones have overtaken laptops as British people's most favoured method of accessing the internet. The findings have been attributed to society's love of taking selfies. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Smartphones-have-overtaken-laptops-as-the-most-popular-device-to-access-the-internet-02417 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Smartphones-have-overtaken-laptops-as-the-most-popular-device-to-access-the-internet-02417 A quarter of teens don’t know what to do after compulsory education, survey finds A recent survey, carried out by notgoingtouni.com, has revealed that more than 80,000 young people, aged between 15 and 18, do not know what they want to do after they leave compulsory education. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-teens-dont-know-what-to-do-after-compulsory-education-survey-finds-02416 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-teens-dont-know-what-to-do-after-compulsory-education-survey-finds-02416 Survey finds one in five children aren’t aware that bacon comes from pigs According to the findings of a recent survey - conducted on behalf of the sustainable food and farming organisation, Linking Environment and Farming (Leaf) - one in five children do not know that bacon comes from pigs, with one in twenty believing that cheese comes from them. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-one-in-five-children-arent-aware-that-bacon-comes-from-pigs-02415 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-one-in-five-children-arent-aware-that-bacon-comes-from-pigs-02415 Many UK tenants worried about rising rent, survey finds According to the findings of a recent survey, many UK tenants are worried about the rising cost of renting. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-UK-tenants-worried-about-rising-rent-survey-finds-02414 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-UK-tenants-worried-about-rising-rent-survey-finds-02414 August 1st is the date parents reach ‘breaking point’ with their children A recent survey has revealed that August 1st is the point in the summer holidays where parents reach 'breaking point' with their children, as keeping children entertained is often exhausting, expensive and daunting. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/August-1st-is-the-date-parents-reach-breaking-point-with-their-children-02413 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/August-1st-is-the-date-parents-reach-breaking-point-with-their-children-02413 Survey finds most Brits concerned about global warming A recent survey, of more than 2,000 people, has discovered that most Brits are concerned about global warming, with flooding and sea level rise being the most feared disasters, caused by the rising temperatures. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-Brits-concerned-about-global-warming-02411 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-Brits-concerned-about-global-warming-02411 Number of children visiting libraries is falling, survey finds Government figures have shown that the amount of children visiting libraries has fallen since 2010. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Number-of-children-visiting-libraries-is-falling-survey-finds-02410 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Number-of-children-visiting-libraries-is-falling-survey-finds-02410 One in six police officers plan to leave their role within two years, survey finds A recent survey of 32,598 police personnel has discovered that one in six (16 per cent) police officers plan to have left their current role in the force within two years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-six-police-officers-plan-to-leave-their-role-within-two-years-survey-finds-02408 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-six-police-officers-plan-to-leave-their-role-within-two-years-survey-finds-02408 Survey finds Wi-Fi in many UK homes is sub-standard A recent survey - conducted on behalf of Global Wireless Solutions - has found that the Wi-Fi connection in many UK homes is sub-standard. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Wi-Fi-in-many-UK-homes-is-sub-standard-02407 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Wi-Fi-in-many-UK-homes-is-sub-standard-02407 Workload increasing for Scottish construction workers, survey finds A recent survey has revealed that workloads for construction workers in Scotland have risen by a third, as a result of a rise in private house building and office construction. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Workload-increasing-for-Scottish-construction-workers-survey-finds-02406 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Workload-increasing-for-Scottish-construction-workers-survey-finds-02406 Survey finds many Brits are not monitoring their pension pots A recent survey, conducted on behalf of Aviva, has found that approximately 2 in 3 people over 45, who have not retired yet, pay little or no attention to their pension funds. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-many-Brits-are-not-monitoring-their-pension-pots-02405 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-many-Brits-are-not-monitoring-their-pension-pots-02405 IT security within local government is sub-standard, survey reveals A recent survey of 2,728 local government and police workers, by cyber security company, Sophos, has revealed that only 41 per cent of UK Government organisations feel that their existing IT security measures protect against cyber-crime to a good standard. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/IT-security-within-local-government-is-sub-standard-survey-reveals-02404 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/IT-security-within-local-government-is-sub-standard-survey-reveals-02404 Survey finds the amount of people volunteering has not improved The most recent Community Life survey by the Cabinet Office has discovered that the amount of adults in England, who are opting to take part in formal volunteering, has not changed over the last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-the-amount-of-people-volunteering-has-not-improved-02403 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-the-amount-of-people-volunteering-has-not-improved-02403 Survey finds most Brits don’t care about the ethics behind their food A recent survey of British consumers has revealed that approximately 50 per cent of Brits would not cease to buy products which have been manufactured by an unethical company. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-Brits-dont-care-about-the-ethics-behind-their-food-02401 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-Brits-dont-care-about-the-ethics-behind-their-food-02401 UK factories see slowest order growth in two years Recent figures from The Confederation of British Industry have revealed that the UK's factory orders have grown at their slowest rate in the last two years during in July 2015, with the survey indicating that the strong pound has dampened the outlook for manufacturing exports. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-factories-see-slowest-order-growth-in-two-years-02400 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-factories-see-slowest-order-growth-in-two-years-02400 Less young people are experimenting with alcohol, cigarettes and drugs, survey finds A recent survey of more than 6,000 pupils from 210 English schools has discovered that more children have tried e-cigarettes than normal tobacco-based cigarettes, with the number of young people having experimented with alcohol, cigarettes and drugs being at the lowest recorded level. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Less-young-people-are-experimenting-with-alcohol-cigarettes-and-drugs-survey-finds-02399 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Less-young-people-are-experimenting-with-alcohol-cigarettes-and-drugs-survey-finds-02399 Survey reveals that just under half of engineers in the UK consider switching jobs According to The Engineer's 2015 salary survey, nearly half (41 per cent) of engineers in the UK are considering changing their job. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-that-just-under-half-of-engineers-in-the-UK-consider-switching-jobs-02397 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-that-just-under-half-of-engineers-in-the-UK-consider-switching-jobs-02397 Most junior lawyers are satisfied in their role, survey finds A recent employee satisfaction survey - which questioned 2,076 individuals in the UK - has found that the majority of junior lawyers are satisfied with their work/life balance. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-junior-lawyers-are-satisfied-in-their-role-survey-finds-02396 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-junior-lawyers-are-satisfied-in-their-role-survey-finds-02396 Around 50 per cent of workers go to work ill, survey finds A recent survey has discovered that nearly 48 per cent of workers in the United Kingdom went to work in the last 12 months, despite being ill. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Around-50-per-cent-of-workers-go-to-work-ill-survey-finds-02395 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Around-50-per-cent-of-workers-go-to-work-ill-survey-finds-02395 No approval sought for animal testing, survey shows A survey carried out by Echa (European Chemical Agency), found that registrants to REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), are testing on animals, without prior approval from Echa. REACH states that registrants are required to gain permission before conducting higher-tier animal tests, by submission of a testing proposal to Echa, before experiments are to be conducted. The Regulation also compels them to consider 'whenever possible … means other than vertebrate animal tests', when generating information for their reports. The number of new experimental studies has almost tripled since 2011 (from 107 to 295), though when comparing percentages, they seem to have remained at quite a low level (6% compared to 5.5%). Echa discovered these findings by screening 295 new registrations, presented for the 2013 deadline ' the second survey after their previous screening in 2011. Out of these 295 instances, 126 produced likely justifications as to why testing had been conducted. The remaining 169 were then contacted by telephone to determine reasons as to why they hadn't asked for consent. National enforcement and member state competent authorities have the power to investigate these registrants. When notifying these organisations, Echa asked them to show them the results of their enquiries. Echa acknowledge that in many of these instances, it is probable that the registrant was not committing an offence, but was in fact failing to comply to REACH's standards, because of the absence of permission for a test. It was discovered that 82 of the tests were justified in not submitting proposals, as they may have been conducted to gain compliance under other laws, such as the EU biocides Regulation. Also, 88 of the tests, were found to have been conducted by a different authorisation body. Unfortunately however, in 36 instances no explanation was given at all, and in 50 instances only vague or imprecise reasons were provided, and 15 registrants informed that they had misunderstood REACH requirements. Although Echa informed The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments of the 126 reasons for non-compliance, the group has asked for clarity, as they admitted that they do not agree with Echa's valuations of some of the instances. They said: 'In the meantime, regardless of possible explanations, it is now up to national authorities to investigate the tests that were done in their country and ensure the law is properly enforced … this report demonstrates that more needs to be done by industry and the agency, to make it clear to companies how they should ensure that animal testing is a last resort.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/No-approval-sought-for-animal-testing-survey-shows-02394 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/No-approval-sought-for-animal-testing-survey-shows-02394 Survey finds Britons want more information on food labels A recent survey has discovered that 47 per cent of people in the United Kingdom want companies and brand to put more information on food packaging, for example, food safety guidance and also information about ingredients. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Britons-want-more-information-on-food-labels-02392 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Britons-want-more-information-on-food-labels-02392 US retailers lost 44 billion dollars to shoplifting and fraud last year, survey finds A recent survey by the National Trade Federation and the University of Florida has revealed that a massive $44 billion (£28billion) was lost in 2014, as a result of employee or supplier fraud, shoplifting and administrative errors. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-retailers-lost-44-billion-dollars-to-shoplifting-and-fraud-last-year-survey-finds-02390 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-retailers-lost-44-billion-dollars-to-shoplifting-and-fraud-last-year-survey-finds-02390 Research reveals the annual cost of sending a child through private education A recent study has revealed that it costs approximately £286,000 to put a child through private education for the full 14 years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-reveals-the-annual-cost-of-sending-a-child-through-private-education-02388 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-reveals-the-annual-cost-of-sending-a-child-through-private-education-02388 June saw the highest retail sales in 18 months, figures show According to a recent British Retail Consortium and KPMG survey, June 2015 saw the highest boost to retail sales in 18 months, with items such as outdoor toys, furniture and summer clothing selling at a rapid rate. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/June-saw-the-highest-retail-sales-in-18-months-figures-show-02387 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/June-saw-the-highest-retail-sales-in-18-months-figures-show-02387 UK footfall one and a half per cent lower in June 2015 than June 2014, figures show Recent figures, from the British Retail Consortium's monthly footfall monitor, have shown that UK footfall was 1.5 per cent lower in June 2015 than it was during June 2014. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-footfall-one-and-a-half-per-cent-lower-in-June-2015-than-June-2014-figures-show-02386 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-footfall-one-and-a-half-per-cent-lower-in-June-2015-than-June-2014-figures-show-02386 Survey reveals what transport industry SMEs would like from the Government Figures from the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer have shown that nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of small and medium businesses in the transport sector would like the Government to scale back regulation and red tape. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-transport-industry-SMEs-would-like-from-the-Government-02379 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-transport-industry-SMEs-would-like-from-the-Government-02379 Survey finds oil and gas firms need to be protected from financial risks within supply chain A recent, global survey ' carried out by Achilles - has discovered that many large oil and gas firms are not putting measures in place to protect themselves, if their suppliers ever go through financial difficulty. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-oil-and-gas-firms-need-to-be-protected-from-financial-risks-within-supply-chain-02378 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-oil-and-gas-firms-need-to-be-protected-from-financial-risks-within-supply-chain-02378 Millennials most likely to use ad blocking software, survey finds A recent survey, commissioned by the Internet Advertising Bureau, has revealed that Millennials are the most likely to utilise ad blocking software, with a rising number of the UK public becoming concerned with interruptions to internet browsing, as a result of advertisements. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Millennials-most-likely-to-use-ad-blocking-software-survey-finds-02377 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Millennials-most-likely-to-use-ad-blocking-software-survey-finds-02377 Survey finds which celebrities the public would like as a housemate A recent study has discovered which celebrities the majority of people would like to live with. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-which-celebrities-the-public-would-like-as-a-housemate-02376 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-which-celebrities-the-public-would-like-as-a-housemate-02376 Two-thirds of Brits would reconsider visiting Turkey, following ongoing threat from ISIS In the wake of warnings from the Foreign Office - highlighting that British people are at risk of suicide bombings, improvised explosive, rocket attacks and kidnap from the so-called 'Islamic State' - two-thirds of Brits would now think twice about going on holiday to Turkey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-Brits-would-reconsider-visiting-Turkey-following-ongoing-threat-from-ISIS-02375 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-Brits-would-reconsider-visiting-Turkey-following-ongoing-threat-from-ISIS-02375 Prescriptions rise and average cost falls, figures show Recent figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre has shown that the amount of prescriptions released in England during 2014 increased by 3.3 per cent / 34.5 million items. The rise has been attributed to the growing use of antidepressants, Viagra, blood thinners and diabetes medicine. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Prescriptions-rise-and-average-cost-falls-figures-show-02374 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Prescriptions-rise-and-average-cost-falls-figures-show-02374 Visitors to English museums rose in the last decade, survey finds A recent survey by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has revealed that English people are visiting museums and galleries more often than they did ten years ago, despite a fall in the amount in the last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Visitors-to-English-museums-rose-in-the-last-decade-survey-finds-02371 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Visitors-to-English-museums-rose-in-the-last-decade-survey-finds-02371 Survey finds high demand for accountants According to a report by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), there is a growing, worldwide demand for qualified professional accountants, which is resulting in a rising number of individuals considering undertaking industry qualifications. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-high-demand-for-accountants-02369 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-high-demand-for-accountants-02369 Business expansion highest since 2011, survey finds A recent survey of financial chiefs by Deloitte has discovered that companies in Britain are going through the highest period of expansion that the country has seen in four years, even in the wake of the Greek debt crisis, which has impacted the financial markets. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Business-expansion-highest-since-2011-survey-finds-02367 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Business-expansion-highest-since-2011-survey-finds-02367 One third of world population lacks access to toilets According to a joint report by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, a third of the world's people do not have access to toilets. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-third-of-world-population-lacks-access-to-toilets-02362 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-third-of-world-population-lacks-access-to-toilets-02362 Research Reveals What UK Dog Owners Know About Pet Hydration To raise awareness of how much our pets should be drinking during the summer months, pet product expert PetSafe® conducted a hydration survey for pets, and discovered that nearly half (45%) of pet owners in the UK, are uncertain of the amount of water their pets should be drinking. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Reveals-What-UK-Dog-Owners-Know-About-Pet-Hydration-02361 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Reveals-What-UK-Dog-Owners-Know-About-Pet-Hydration-02361 Skills shortages affecting construction and manufacturing the most, survey finds This year's CBI/Pearson Education Skills Survey has revealed that the construction and manufacturing industry will find acquiring fresh talent difficult in the next few years, as a UK-wide skills shortage has been highlighted by companies across the country. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Skills-shortages-affecting-construction-and-manufacturing-the-most-survey-finds-02360 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Skills-shortages-affecting-construction-and-manufacturing-the-most-survey-finds-02360 Lincolnshire water is confirmed ‘clean and safe’ by Anglian Water After a recent survey, which claimed that faecal contaminants, including faecal matter could get into Lincolnshire water systems. Anglian Water has stated that the water supply is now clean and safe. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Lincolnshire-water-is-confirmed-clean-and-safe-by-Anglian-Water-02357 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Lincolnshire-water-is-confirmed-clean-and-safe-by-Anglian-Water-02357 Survey findings reveal half of divorcees had doubts before saying ‘I do’ A recent survey conducted by Manchester-based firm of solicitors, Slater and Gordon, has discovered that 50 per cent of those who have been divorced had doubts before they got married. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-findings-reveal-half-of-divorcees-had-doubts-before-saying-I-do-02355 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-findings-reveal-half-of-divorcees-had-doubts-before-saying-I-do-02355 2 in 5 consumers thinking about multiplay upgrade, survey finds According to a recent survey of 1,000 consumers, 2 in 5 are thinking about upgrading to a multiplay communications service package, although, one third have upgraded already. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/2-in-5-consumers-thinking-about-multiplay-upgrade-survey-finds-02354 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/2-in-5-consumers-thinking-about-multiplay-upgrade-survey-finds-02354 Children’s charities impacted by Government cuts, survey finds The most recent research into charities' accounts has revealed that income from the Government decreased by £152.6m, for children and young people's charities, between 2012 and 2013. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Childrens-charities-impacted-by-Government-cuts-survey-finds-02353 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Childrens-charities-impacted-by-Government-cuts-survey-finds-02353 Rising number of children reading for fun, National Literacy Trust survey finds An annual survey, commissioned by The National Literacy Trust, has revealed that a rising number of children are reading for fun, with a notable increase in the number of children reading daily. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Rising-number-of-children-reading-for-fun-National-Literacy-Trust-survey-finds-02351 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Rising-number-of-children-reading-for-fun-National-Literacy-Trust-survey-finds-02351 Funding cuts impact jobless youths, research discovers According to a recent survey by the Local Government Association, significant budget cuts to local councils are having a profound impact on England's vulnerable youths, with many councils not providing enough help for teenagers who are 'not in education, employment or training', commonly referred to as NEETS. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Funding-cuts-impact-jobless-youths-research-discovers-02350 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Funding-cuts-impact-jobless-youths-research-discovers-02350 Many motorists don’t trust used car dealerships, market research finds A recent survey on behalf of the RAC has revealed that one third of motorists in the UK would never buy another car from a car dealership they've previously bought from, highlighting a sense of mistrust amongst consumers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-motorists-dont-trust-used-car-dealerships-market-research-finds-02348 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-motorists-dont-trust-used-car-dealerships-market-research-finds-02348 One third of Scots want to leave the EU, survey finds Research on behalf of think tank, British Future, has revealed that one third of Scottish people expect to vote against staying in the EU, in the upcoming referendum. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-third-of-Scots-want-to-leave-the-EU-survey-finds-02345 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-third-of-Scots-want-to-leave-the-EU-survey-finds-02345 Just half of Australians know their neighbours, survey reveals A recent survey has revealed that only half of Australians would recognise their neighbour on the street. As well as this, just 18 per cent are friends with their neighbours on Facebook and only 52 per cent said that they would invite their neighbour over to their house. The survey found that New South Wales was slightly friendlier towards their neighbours, with 56 per cent of residents saying that they would recognise them in the street and 59 per cent saying that they would invite them to their home. Of the respondents in New South Wales, 75 per cent said that they had spoken to their neighbours in the last week, as opposed to the lower national percentage of 66 per cent. Victoria had a slightly lower average than that of the whole of Australia, with just 61 per cent saying that they had spoken to their neighbour in the last week. The researcher questioned 1,000 people on behalf of Nabo - a social network for communities - and found that despite being distant with their neighbours, Australians intend to improve their relationships with them. The survey also found that 63 per cent of millennials wish they knew their neighbours better, as opposed to 52 per cent of generation X. Founder and CEO of Nabo, Adam Rigby, said that the results suggest that Australians have a latent desire to communicate better with their neighbourhoods. He added: "We are disconnected for so many reasons and the big one that came out of the research was housing prices and housing affordability." Of the respondents, 80 per cent said that they had chosen their home based on what they could afford, meaning that many people don't actually like the neighbourhood they've ended up in. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-half-of-Australians-know-their-neighbours-survey-reveals-02344 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-half-of-Australians-know-their-neighbours-survey-reveals-02344 Age is relevant to shopping habits, survey finds The 2015 Grocery Eye report has revealed that age is an important factor in gaging the eating and shopping habits of UK consumers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Age-is-relevant-to-shopping-habits-survey-finds-02342 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Age-is-relevant-to-shopping-habits-survey-finds-02342 Western Europe largest market for North West engineering companies, survey finds According to a recent survey by BDO and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Western Europe is the largest market for North West engineering companies, although, China's popularity is ever-increasing. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Western-Europe-largest-market-for-North-West-engineering-companies-survey-finds-02341 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Western-Europe-largest-market-for-North-West-engineering-companies-survey-finds-02341 More Welsh people are consulting their GP, survey finds A survey on behalf of the Welsh government has revealed that there has been an increment in the number of respondents who went to see their GP in the two weeks prior to being questioned. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-Welsh-people-are-consulting-their-GP-survey-finds-02337 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-Welsh-people-are-consulting-their-GP-survey-finds-02337 Most UK companies have been hacked, survey finds A recent survey by Computer Week has revealed that 96 per cent of UK companies have been hacked by cyber criminals, with the aim to steal, change or publish important data. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-UK-companies-have-been-hacked-survey-finds-02336 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-UK-companies-have-been-hacked-survey-finds-02336 Manufacturing SMEs needs to improve productivity to achieve growth targets, research finds A recent survey, of small and medium sized manufacturers in the West Midlands, has discovered that 83 per cent of the companies surveyed need to increase productivity in the next 6 months, in order to hit their growth targets. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Manufacturing-SMEs-needs-to-improve-productivity-to-achieve-growth-targets-research-finds-02335 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Manufacturing-SMEs-needs-to-improve-productivity-to-achieve-growth-targets-research-finds-02335 More job cuts for U.S petroleum industry, Government data indicates A recent report, released by government analysts, has identified that although announcements of job cuts in the oil industry may have calmed down for now, there may be more to come in the future. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-job-cuts-for-U.S-petroleum-industry-Government-data-indicates-02334 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-job-cuts-for-U.S-petroleum-industry-Government-data-indicates-02334 Motorists sceptical of repair costs, survey finds A survey has found that motorists are largely sceptical about the prices mechanics charge. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Motorists-sceptical-of-repair-costs-survey-finds-02331 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Motorists-sceptical-of-repair-costs-survey-finds-02331 Price of renting in London soaring, survey finds A recent survey on behalf of HomeLet has discovered that the cost of renting a property in London is soaring, with the average rented home reaching £1,500 per month. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Price-of-renting-in-London-soaring-survey-finds-02330 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Price-of-renting-in-London-soaring-survey-finds-02330 Survey reveals which in-car infotainment features consumers do not use A recent survey on the behalf of automotive consultants, SBD, has discovered that automakers are unnecessarily manufacturing their cars with features that consumers are not using, or even aware of in some cases. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-which-in-car-infotainment-features-consumers-do-not-use-02326 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-which-in-car-infotainment-features-consumers-do-not-use-02326 Over 50 per cent of students agree university is worth the cost, survey finds A recent survey by BBC Radio 5 Live has indicated that more than 50 per cent of students believe that their university course was a good value for money. On the other hand approximately 40 per cent disagreed. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-50-per-cent-of-students-agree-university-is-worth-the-cost-survey-finds-02324 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-50-per-cent-of-students-agree-university-is-worth-the-cost-survey-finds-02324 85 per cent of fathers want their children to watch the cartoons they used to A recent Netflix survey, which gathered the opinions of 7,000 parents, has found that 85 per cent of fathers worldwide would like their children to watch the same cartoons that they used to view as a child. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/85-per-cent-of-fathers-want-their-children-to-watch-the-cartoons-they-used-to-02323 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/85-per-cent-of-fathers-want-their-children-to-watch-the-cartoons-they-used-to-02323 Experience working or studying abroad most common business leader characteristic A recent study by the British Council ' which surveyed 1,709 professional leaders from 30 different countries - has discovered that a degree in social science and experience of studying or working abroad are the two most common characteristics of business leaders, worldwide. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Experience-working-or-studying-abroad-most-common-business-leader-characteristic-02322 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Experience-working-or-studying-abroad-most-common-business-leader-characteristic-02322 Using synthetic cannabis found to be more risky than skunk According to the annual Global Drug Survey, synthetic cannabis is now considered to be of the most dangerous recreational drugs of all. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Using-synthetic-cannabis-found-to-be-more-risky-than-skunk-02321 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Using-synthetic-cannabis-found-to-be-more-risky-than-skunk-02321 Majority of the world supports carbon tax, survey finds A recent global survey ' entitled the Worldwide Views on Climate and Energy survey ' has discovered that the vast majority of people would like to see a global carbon tax launched. As well as this, nearly 2 in 3 people would like to see politicians doing all they can to combat climate change. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-the-world-supports-carbon-tax-survey-finds-02319 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-the-world-supports-carbon-tax-survey-finds-02319 26 per cent of Brits lie about their exercise habits, survey reveals According to a new survey commissioned by Nelsons Arnicare, 26 per cent of Brits lie about the amount of exercise they do. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/26-per-cent-of-Brits-lie-about-their-exercise-habits-survey-reveals-02318 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/26-per-cent-of-Brits-lie-about-their-exercise-habits-survey-reveals-02318 Most charity workers work more than their contacted hours, survey reveals A survey by the Guardian has discovered that 95 per cent of those employed within the voluntary sector work more hours than they are contracted to, although, 47 per cent said that they are happy with the hours that they work. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-charity-workers-work-more-than-their-contacted-hours-survey-reveals-02317 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-charity-workers-work-more-than-their-contacted-hours-survey-reveals-02317 Female SME owners more modest than men, survey finds A recent survey by Barclays and the University of Cambridge has indicated that female business-owners are more modest than men. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Female-SME-owners-more-modest-than-men-survey-finds-02316 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Female-SME-owners-more-modest-than-men-survey-finds-02316 75 per cent of people don’t know who their local MP is, survey finds According to a survey by the charity, the Hansard Society, 75 per cent of individuals are not able to name their local MP. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/75-per-cent-of-people-dont-know-who-their-local-MP-is-survey-finds-02315 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/75-per-cent-of-people-dont-know-who-their-local-MP-is-survey-finds-02315 Young females don’t think they can work their way to the top in finance According to a PwC survey of 8,000 women from all over the world (600 of whom work in finance), the majority of the women in finance do not think that they will be able to work their way to the top of the career ladder. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Young-females-dont-think-they-can-work-their-way-to-the-top-in-finance-02314 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Young-females-dont-think-they-can-work-their-way-to-the-top-in-finance-02314 58 per cent of Welsh adults overweight or obese, survey finds According to the latest Welsh Health Survey, more than half (58 per cent) of Welsh adults are classified as either overweight or obese and 22 per cent are obese. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/58-per-cent-of-Welsh-adults-overweight-or-obese-survey-finds-02313 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/58-per-cent-of-Welsh-adults-overweight-or-obese-survey-finds-02313 Strategic focus for the future lies within innovation, manufacturing executives say The latest KPMG Global Manufacturing Outlook survey has discovered that strategic focus for the future, within manufacturing companies, is led by innovation and supported by UK corporation taxes, such as Patent Box. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Strategic-focus-for-the-future-lies-within-innovation-manufacturing-executives-say-02309 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Strategic-focus-for-the-future-lies-within-innovation-manufacturing-executives-say-02309 Disabled people underrepresented within TV industry, survey finds Recently published data from The Creative Diversity Network ' whose members include the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky - has shown that less than half the amount of disabled people work in television, in comparison with the wider workforce. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Disabled-people-underrepresented-within-TV-industry-survey-finds-02304 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Disabled-people-underrepresented-within-TV-industry-survey-finds-02304 British people lack community spirit, survey finds A recent piece of market research by barbeque makers, Weber, has discovered that British people are lacking community spirit, with less than 5 per cent of Brits saying that they know the names of people living on their road. The survey reveals that women are worse than men when it comes to knowing the names of their neighbours. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-people-lack-community-spirit-survey-finds-02303 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-people-lack-community-spirit-survey-finds-02303 Bananas top supermarket impulse purchase, survey finds A recent survey on behalf of Tesco has found that bananas are the most frequent impulse buy amongst customers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Bananas-top-supermarket-impulse-purchase-survey-finds-02302 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Bananas-top-supermarket-impulse-purchase-survey-finds-02302 British brands preferred by Brits, survey discovers A recent survey has discovered that British brands are favoured more by the British people than brands from overseas. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-brands-preferred-by-Brits-survey-discovers-02301 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-brands-preferred-by-Brits-survey-discovers-02301 Tenants back the idea of a dedicated minister, survey finds A survey by Your Mover and Reeds Rains has discovered that approximately 60 per cent of tenants support the idea of having a minister dedicated to managing tenants. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Tenants-back-the-idea-of-a-dedicated-minister-survey-finds-02300 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Tenants-back-the-idea-of-a-dedicated-minister-survey-finds-02300 Election has had a positive impact on the construction industry, PMI finds The latest Market/CIPS construction purchasing managers' index (PMI) has found that in May, confidence within the construction industry increased to the highest rate it'd been in nearly 10 years. The findings were attributed to the Conservative party's majority win in May's general election. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Election-has-had-a-positive-impact-on-the-construction-industry-PMI-finds-02299 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Election-has-had-a-positive-impact-on-the-construction-industry-PMI-finds-02299 Scotland’s internet connectivity is not as good as the rest of the UK, survey reveals A recent survey has revealed that more than 50 per cent of businesses in Scotland feel that the internet connectivity is worse than other areas in the UK and that it has the potential to have a negative impact on business growth and productivity. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scotlands-internet-connectivity-is-not-as-good-as-the-rest-of-the-UK-survey-reveals-02295 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scotlands-internet-connectivity-is-not-as-good-as-the-rest-of-the-UK-survey-reveals-02295 More than half of British armed forces suffers from low morale A recent Ministry of Defence satisfaction survey has found that the morale of the British armed forces is at a shocking low. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-half-of-British-armed-forces-suffers-from-low-morale-02294 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-half-of-British-armed-forces-suffers-from-low-morale-02294 Following the Conservative's general election victory, 43 per cent of teachers are less likely to stay in education A recent study conducted by DJS Research's education arm, VoicED, has discovered that two fifths (43.1 per cent) of teachers are less likely to stay in their current role in education, as a result of the Conservative party's General Election win in May. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Following-the-Conservatives-general-election-victory-43-per-cent-of-teachers-are-less-likely-to-stay-in-education-02292 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Following-the-Conservatives-general-election-victory-43-per-cent-of-teachers-are-less-likely-to-stay-in-education-02292 4 in 5 people are victim to road rage, survey finds A recent survey by Carwow has discovered that 4 in 5 (81 per cent) people in the United Kingdom have been the victim of road rage during the time they have been driving. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/4-in-5-people-are-victim-to-road-rage-survey-finds-02289 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/4-in-5-people-are-victim-to-road-rage-survey-finds-02289 Female engineers need celebrating, IET says The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) have called on female engineers to enter its Young Women Engineer of the Year Award, with the aim to communicate to young females that engineering is an exciting industry, with creative and challenging careers on offer. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Female-engineers-need-celebrating-IET-says-02287 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Female-engineers-need-celebrating-IET-says-02287 Teachers work 11 hours over time per week, survey finds A recent survey by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) has discovered that teachers work an average of 11 hours more than their 35 hour per week contract. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-work-11-hours-over-time-per-week-survey-finds-02285 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-work-11-hours-over-time-per-week-survey-finds-02285 73 per cent of fresh supermarket chickens contain campylobacter, FSA finds A recent survey by industry watchdog, the Food Standards Agency, has made the shocking discovery that nearly three quarters (73 per cent) of fresh chickens bought in supermarkets have tested positive for the harmful food poisoning bug, campylobacter. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/73-per-cent-of-fresh-supermarket-chickens-contain-campylobacter-FSA-finds-02281 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/73-per-cent-of-fresh-supermarket-chickens-contain-campylobacter-FSA-finds-02281 Under 65s more willing to try alternative cancer therapies, survey finds A recent US survey of cancer patients, conducted by the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has discovered that those under 65 are more open minded when it comes to exploring alternative therapies for their symptoms and side effects of treatment. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Under-65s-more-willing-to-try-alternative-cancer-therapies-survey-finds-02276 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Under-65s-more-willing-to-try-alternative-cancer-therapies-survey-finds-02276 Survey finds a sharp decline in US Christians A recent survey of people in the United States has found that the number of people who describe themselves as Christian has declined by 8 percentage points in just 7 years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-sharp-decline-in-US-Christians-02275 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-sharp-decline-in-US-Christians-02275 SMEs not as confident under the new Conservative government, survey finds According to a recent survey by Liberis, SMEs in the North West of England have indicated that they are not as confident about the future as they were before the new Conservative majority government. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/SMEs-not-as-confident-under-the-new-Conservative-government-survey-finds-02271 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/SMEs-not-as-confident-under-the-new-Conservative-government-survey-finds-02271 Slow drivers frustrate lorry and truck drivers, survey finds A recent survey on behalf of Flexed, a car rental company, has discovered that lorry and truck drivers are especially frustrated by slow drivers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Slow-drivers-frustrate-lorry-and-truck-drivers-survey-finds-02269 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Slow-drivers-frustrate-lorry-and-truck-drivers-survey-finds-02269 Survey explores the dangers of overtaking A recent survey by road safety charity, Brake, and insurance company, Direct Line, has discovered that 1 in 7 motorists have had to take evasive action as a result of dangerous overtaking. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-the-dangers-of-overtaking-02268 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-the-dangers-of-overtaking-02268 More than half turned their heating off last winter to reduce bills A recent survey has found that millions of people let their house go cold during winter to keep their heating bills down. Some residents even reported wearing hats and scarves indoors to avoid switching on their heating. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-half-turned-their-heating-off-last-winter-to-reduce-bills-02267 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-half-turned-their-heating-off-last-winter-to-reduce-bills-02267 Survey finds strong public support for renewable energy in the UK According to figures from the Department for Energy and Climate Change, support for renewable energy, amongst the British public, remains at a high level. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-strong-public-support-for-renewable-energy-in-the-UK-02266 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-strong-public-support-for-renewable-energy-in-the-UK-02266 Brits lead unfulfilled lives, survey finds A recent survey on behalf of Alzheimer's Society has discovered that most British people are living unadventurous lives. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brits-lead-unfulfilled-lives-survey-finds-02264 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brits-lead-unfulfilled-lives-survey-finds-02264 Councils need to put more effort into combatting benefit fraud, finds survey A new survey has revealed that the public believe fraudulent housing benefit claims are the biggest problem which local councils face. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Councils-need-to-put-more-effort-into-combatting-benefit-fraud-finds-survey-02262 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Councils-need-to-put-more-effort-into-combatting-benefit-fraud-finds-survey-02262 Survey explores what fundraising methods are most annoying A recent survey by nfpSynergy has found that 48 per cent of adults are very annoyed by most fundraising methods. However, this figure is lower than that of 2013. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-what-fundraising-methods-are-most-annoying-02261 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-what-fundraising-methods-are-most-annoying-02261 Energy bills not understood by 1 in 5 business people in the North A recent survey by Utilitywise has discovered that nearly 1 in 5 business people in the North West cannot comprehend their commercial utility bills. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Energy-bills-not-understood-by-1-in-5-business-people-in-the-North-02256 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Energy-bills-not-understood-by-1-in-5-business-people-in-the-North-02256 Chemicals in e-cig flavours can be harmful, study reveals A U.S study has found that the large amount of chemicals in e-cigarette flavourings can be potentially harmful, with the study finding a link to respiratory problems. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Chemicals-in-e-cig-flavours-can-be-harmful-study-reveals-02254 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Chemicals-in-e-cig-flavours-can-be-harmful-study-reveals-02254 Migrants avoid medical attention due to fears of being arrested, survey finds A recent survey of 22,000 individuals by Doctors of the World ' which runs a clinic in Bethnal Green - has found that migrants who are permitted to reside in the United Kingdom are avoiding seeking medical attention for vital treatment, for fear of being arrested. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Migrants-avoid-medical-attention-due-to-fears-of-being-arrested-survey-finds-02250 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Migrants-avoid-medical-attention-due-to-fears-of-being-arrested-survey-finds-02250 Personal finances in Yorkshire are improving, survey finds A recent survey, by insolvency industry body, R3, has revealed that 25 per cent of adults in Yorkshire anticipate that their personal finances will improve in the next 6 months. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Personal-finances-in-Yorkshire-are-improving-survey-finds-02249 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Personal-finances-in-Yorkshire-are-improving-survey-finds-02249 Holiday essentials up to 22 per cent cheaper in Europe, report highlights A report from the Post Office has shown that Europe holidays are much cheaper this year, with all of the popular destinations in the Eurozone - except one ' experiencing a decrease in the prices of holiday essentials. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Holiday-essentials-up-to-22-per-cent-cheaper-in-Europe-report-highlights-02248 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Holiday-essentials-up-to-22-per-cent-cheaper-in-Europe-report-highlights-02248 Girls believe construction careers are for boys, survey finds A recent survey by Network Rail has found that 39 per cent of schoolgirls believe that some careers are for boys and not girls. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Girls-believe-construction-careers-are-for-boys-survey-finds-02246 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Girls-believe-construction-careers-are-for-boys-survey-finds-02246 Survey finds consumers trust supermarket meat over restaurants’ A recent survey has revealed that supermarkets are gaining the most public trust when it comes to meat. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-consumers-trust-supermarket-meat-over-restaurants-02240 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-consumers-trust-supermarket-meat-over-restaurants-02240 Survey indicates an increase in spending at the cinema A recent YouGov survey has revealed that when Britons go to the cinema, most purchase snacks. The survey indicated that the average spend at the cinema is £7.85 ' excluding the ticket. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-indicates-an-increase-in-spending-at-the-cinema-02239 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-indicates-an-increase-in-spending-at-the-cinema-02239 Rise in exports during first quarter of 2015, manufacturing survey shows A new report, released by the British Chambers of Commerce and DHL Express, indicates that there has been a rise in orders and sales over the past few months; with more than half of the respondents claiming to have experienced an increase in export orders during the first quarter of 2015. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Rise-in-exports-during-first-quarter-of-2015-manufacturing-survey-shows-02238 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Rise-in-exports-during-first-quarter-of-2015-manufacturing-survey-shows-02238 Survey finds links between political stance and holiday destinations A recent survey by Holiday Hypermarket has found that political stance is closely linked to one's choice of holiday destination. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-links-between-political-stance-and-holiday-destinations-02236 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-links-between-political-stance-and-holiday-destinations-02236 Half of UK adults think the drink drive limit needs lowering, survey finds A recent survey by insurance company, Direct Line, has found that approximately half of adults in the United Kingdom think the drink drive limit should be lowered for young people and new drivers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-UK-adults-think-the-drink-drive-limit-needs-lowering-survey-finds-02235 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-UK-adults-think-the-drink-drive-limit-needs-lowering-survey-finds-02235 Consumer behaviour influenced by ethics A recent survey, of 4,500 adults and 500 16-17 year olds, has found that consumer behaviour is influenced by ethical issues, with 70 per cent of adults in the UK claiming they would opt to shop at a retail chain which pays its staff the living wage. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumer-behaviour-influenced-by-ethics-02232 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumer-behaviour-influenced-by-ethics-02232 Broadband is more favoured than chocolate and alcohol, survey finds A recent survey has discovered that British people would rather give up chocolate, alcohol and being intimate with their partner, over their broadband connection. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Broadband-is-more-favoured-than-chocolate-and-alcohol-survey-finds-02230 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Broadband-is-more-favoured-than-chocolate-and-alcohol-survey-finds-02230 Discount supermarkets becoming increasingly popular, survey finds Recent findings from the 2015 Shopper Barometer have revealed that discount supermarkets are becoming increasingly popular throughout Britain, with many Brits opting to shop with them, as opposed to the large supermarkets. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Discount-supermarkets-becoming-increasingly-popular-survey-finds-02229 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Discount-supermarkets-becoming-increasingly-popular-survey-finds-02229 Estate agents warn fracking is affecting property sales in the UK A recent survey of estate agents ' commissioned by Greenpeace UK ' has found that agents believe that the prices of properties near potential fracking sites will be profoundly affected. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Estate-agents-warn-fracking-is-affecting-property-sales-in-the-UK-02226 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Estate-agents-warn-fracking-is-affecting-property-sales-in-the-UK-02226 Technology is making British people unhappy, survey finds A recent survey, of 1,000 men and women, has found that over 75 per cent of British people believe technological advances are negatively impacting their normal quality of life. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Technology-is-making-British-people-unhappy-survey-finds-02223 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Technology-is-making-British-people-unhappy-survey-finds-02223 Brits drink two bathtubs of tea per year, survey reveals A recent survey, commissioned by Contact the Elderly, has found that the average British person consumes 884 cups of tea every year ' enough to fill two bathtubs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brits-drink-two-bathtubs-of-tea-per-year-survey-reveals-02218 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brits-drink-two-bathtubs-of-tea-per-year-survey-reveals-02218 Impact of stress on barristers highlighted in survey A recent survey, published by Bar Council, has highlighted the impact that stress has on barristers. For example, 1 in 8 barristers described themselves as 'emotionally exhausted' and 50 per cent claimed to have difficulties getting good quality sleep. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Impact-of-stress-on-barristers-highlighted-in-survey-02214 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Impact-of-stress-on-barristers-highlighted-in-survey-02214 A quarter of care workers administering medicine untrained, survey finds A recent survey by UNISON has discovered that many care workers are expected to carry out procedures which should only be done by a registered nurse, such as administering drugs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-care-workers-administering-medicine-untrained-survey-finds-02212 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-care-workers-administering-medicine-untrained-survey-finds-02212 Parkinson’s sufferers experience rudeness towards their illness, survey finds A recent survey of 2,000 individuals, suffering from Parkinson's disease, has discovered that more than half have had some experience of hostility or rudeness towards them, at the hands of strangers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parkinsons-sufferers-experience-rudeness-towards-their-illness-survey-finds-02211 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parkinsons-sufferers-experience-rudeness-towards-their-illness-survey-finds-02211 Most popular party amongst youths is Labour, survey discovers A recent survey, of over 2,300 secondary school pupils aged between 15 and 18, has found that almost 25 per cent would vote for Labour if they were old enough to vote in yesterday's general election. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-popular-party-amongst-youths-is-Labour-survey-discovers-02209 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-popular-party-amongst-youths-is-Labour-survey-discovers-02209 Time with service users inferior to meeting targets, social care survey finds A recent survey of 1,571 social workers ' conducted by recruitment firm, Liquid Personnel ' has revealed that hitting performance targets has to be prioritised, not spending time with service users. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Time-with-service-users-inferior-to-meeting-targets-social-care-survey-finds-02207 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Time-with-service-users-inferior-to-meeting-targets-social-care-survey-finds-02207 Almost a half of UK is unsure about fracking, reveals survey Research, conducted by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, has revealed that just short of half of the UK are not sure whether they should support or be against fracking for shale gas. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-a-half-of-UK-is-unsure-about-fracking-reveals-survey-02206 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-a-half-of-UK-is-unsure-about-fracking-reveals-survey-02206 Businesses prefer Labour’s policies, blind survey shows A blind survey of more than 2,000 business owners has found that once all existing perceptions and bias is neutralised, businesses favour Labour's policies over any other party's. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Businesses-prefer-Labours-policies-blind-survey-shows-02205 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Businesses-prefer-Labours-policies-blind-survey-shows-02205 Voluntary sector feels left out of party election manifestos, survey reveals The Charities Aid Foundation's latest survey has revealed that 4 in 5 people, working in the voluntary sector, believe that charities are not focused on enough in the parties' election manifestos. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Voluntary-sector-feels-left-out-of-party-election-manifestos-survey-reveals-02202 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Voluntary-sector-feels-left-out-of-party-election-manifestos-survey-reveals-02202 Apprentices more loyal than other recruits, survey finds A survey, of 555 apprenticeship employers, has revealed that 56 per cent believed that apprentices stay with a business longer than other members of staff, making them more loyal employees. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Apprentices-more-loyal-than-other-recruits-survey-finds-02199 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Apprentices-more-loyal-than-other-recruits-survey-finds-02199 Commuting in Europe is as frustrating as moving house, survey discovers A new survey of major cities in Europe has found that commuting is more stressful than moving house or going to the dentist. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Commuting-in-Europe-is-as-frustrating-as-moving-house-survey-discovers-02197 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Commuting-in-Europe-is-as-frustrating-as-moving-house-survey-discovers-02197 Renewable energy industry failed by political parties, survey finds A new survey by the Renewable Energy Association has discovered that nearly all of its members believed the UK political parties have failed the renewable energy industry, during their campaigns for tomorrow's (7th May 2015) general election. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Renewable-energy-industry-failed-by-political-parties-survey-finds-02196 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Renewable-energy-industry-failed-by-political-parties-survey-finds-02196 Less than half think CEOs of charities should be paid, survey finds A recent survey, of 1,000 members of the public, has found that 48 per cent believe chief executives of charities 'should probably' or 'should definitely' be paid. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Less-than-half-think-CEOs-of-charities-should-be-paid-survey-finds-02192 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Less-than-half-think-CEOs-of-charities-should-be-paid-survey-finds-02192 Most popular Scottish tourist attraction is the National Museum of Scotland, survey finds A recent survey by Glasgow Caledonian University has found that The National Museum of Scotland is the most popular tourist attraction in Scotland, with over 1.6 million people passing through its doors in 2014. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-popular-Scottish-tourist-attraction-is-the-National-Museum-of-Scotland-survey-finds-02190 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-popular-Scottish-tourist-attraction-is-the-National-Museum-of-Scotland-survey-finds-02190 With just two days to go, Labour and Conservatives are in a deadlock The daily YouGov poll has found that the Conservative party and Labour are in a deadlock, with just two days to go until the general election. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/With-just-two-days-to-go-Labour-and-Conservatives-are-in-a-deadlock-02189 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/With-just-two-days-to-go-Labour-and-Conservatives-are-in-a-deadlock-02189 Surveyors affected by skills shortages, survey finds A recent survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has found that 63 per cent of surveyors believe that skills shortages have affected the growth of their company in the first quarter of 2015. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Surveyors-affected-by-skills-shortages-survey-finds-02187 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Surveyors-affected-by-skills-shortages-survey-finds-02187 Hardest working professionals are lawyers, survey discovers A survey by recruitment agency, Robert Walters, has found that lawyers are amongst the hardest working, most loyal professionals, out of a range of different professions. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Hardest-working-professionals-are-lawyers-survey-discovers-02185 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Hardest-working-professionals-are-lawyers-survey-discovers-02185 Most recognised voluntary qualification is the DofE, survey finds A CIPD survey of HR professionals in the UK has found that the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is the most recognised qualification, which highlights an individual's voluntary experience ' especially when going through the recruitment process. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-recognised-voluntary-qualification-is-the-DofE-survey-finds-02183 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-recognised-voluntary-qualification-is-the-DofE-survey-finds-02183 Many pensioners ‘giving while living', as opposed to leaving an inheritance A survey of more than 16,000 people in 15 different countries has found that approximately 50 per cent of pensioners are 'giving while living', as opposed to leaving a traditional inheritance to their loved ones. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-pensioners-giving-while-living-as-opposed-to-leaving-an-inheritance-02181 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-pensioners-giving-while-living-as-opposed-to-leaving-an-inheritance-02181 Estate agents caused 88 per cent of Londoners to have bad experiences A recent survey ' on behalf of estate agency, Strawberry Star - has found that in the UK, more than 4.4 million people believe that an estate agent broke a promise. Respondents from the capital had the worst experience than any other area. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Estate-agents-caused-88-per-cent-of-Londoners-to-have-bad-experiences-02179 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Estate-agents-caused-88-per-cent-of-Londoners-to-have-bad-experiences-02179 Survey reveals what consumers want from milk A poll by YouGov has found that 87 per cent of consumers would like to purchase free range milk, which has come from a cow grazed on pasture, meaning that farmers would get a fair price for the milk they produce. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-consumers-want-from-milk-02177 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-consumers-want-from-milk-02177 Survey reveals what Brits lie about on social media A recent survey, on behalf of lastminute.com, has revealed that 1 in 5 people have made up stories about their weekends and posted them on social media, in order to make themselves appear more interesting. A similar figure created weekend related stories so that they have something to discuss with their colleagues at work. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-Brits-lie-about-on-social-media-02176 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-Brits-lie-about-on-social-media-02176 London UKIP voters least proud to admit support for the party, survey reveals A YouGov poll of 1,032 London adults has found that of the political parties, UKIP is party they are least proud to admit voting for. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/London-UKIP-voters-least-proud-to-admit-support-for-the-party-survey-reveals-02175 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/London-UKIP-voters-least-proud-to-admit-support-for-the-party-survey-reveals-02175 Crime rate falls to the lowest it’s been since 1981, survey finds Recent figures from The Office of National Statistics has shown that in 2014, the crime rate in England and Wales dropped by 7 per cent to approximately 6.9 million incidents, the lowest level since 1981. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Crime-rate-falls-to-the-lowest-its-been-since-1981-survey-finds-02174 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Crime-rate-falls-to-the-lowest-its-been-since-1981-survey-finds-02174 UK manufacturing industry steadies, survey discovered According to CBI's most recent Industrial Trends Survey, the manufacturing industry in the UK stabilised in March. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-manufacturing-industry-steadies-survey-discovered-02171 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-manufacturing-industry-steadies-survey-discovered-02171 Brits find holidaying abroad less expensive than UK breaks, survey finds A survey by online travel company, On The Beach, has found that 41 per cent of British holidaymakers choose to holiday abroad, as they believe UK holidays are more expensive. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brits-find-holidaying-abroad-less-expensive-than-UK-breaks-survey-finds-02170 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brits-find-holidaying-abroad-less-expensive-than-UK-breaks-survey-finds-02170 A quarter of businesses have had their systems hacked for more than a fortnight A survey by Intel Security has found that approximately 25 per cent of UK businesses have been hacked for more than two weeks after they were initially hit. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-businesses-have-had-their-systems-hacked-for-more-than-a-fortnight-02167 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-businesses-have-had-their-systems-hacked-for-more-than-a-fortnight-02167 SMEs concerned by new shared parental leave rules, survey finds A survey by The HR Department of Bristol has found that 1 in 6 SME owners are worried about the effect new shared parental leave rules may have on their business. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/SMEs-concerned-by-new-shared-parental-leave-rules-survey-finds-02164 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/SMEs-concerned-by-new-shared-parental-leave-rules-survey-finds-02164 Least reliable car manufacturers are Bentley and Porsche, survey finds A recent survey by What Car? and Warranty Direct has found that Bentley and Porsche are two of the most unreliable car manufacturers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Least-reliable-car-manufacturers-are-Bentley-and-Porsche-survey-finds-02163 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Least-reliable-car-manufacturers-are-Bentley-and-Porsche-survey-finds-02163 Survey finds a desire for energy drinks to be taxed A recent survey - on behalf of trade magazine, The Grocer - has found that around half (47 per cent) of British people would like a tax placed on energy drinks. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-desire-for-energy-drinks-to-be-taxed-02162 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-desire-for-energy-drinks-to-be-taxed-02162 Many consumers pay more than they need to for their handset A survey by Which? has found that consumers are paying more than they need to for their mobile handset - with customers cumulatively overpaying millions of pounds every year on handsets which have already been paid off. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-consumers-pay-more-than-they-need-to-for-their-handset-02160 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-consumers-pay-more-than-they-need-to-for-their-handset-02160 Survey reveals the concerns of cyber security professionals A survey by the research group, Ponemon Institute, has found that 2 in 3 cyber security professionals are struggling to sleep at night, due to them not knowing the location of sensitive data. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-concerns-of-cyber-security-professionals-02158 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-concerns-of-cyber-security-professionals-02158 Engineering graduates most desired by US employers, survey finds A recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers has found that those with a degree in Engineering are the most sought after graduates in the US. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineering-graduates-most-desired-by-US-employers-survey-finds-02157 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineering-graduates-most-desired-by-US-employers-survey-finds-02157 Three quarters of oil and gas workers considering employment abroad, survey finds A recent study of 963 UK oil and gas professionals, by Rigzone, has found that approximately three quarters of oil and gas workers are thinking about seeking employment abroad, as a result of the plunging oil prices and the effect that is having on the North Sea industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Three-quarters-of-oil-and-gas-workers-considering-employment-abroad-survey-finds-02155 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Three-quarters-of-oil-and-gas-workers-considering-employment-abroad-survey-finds-02155 Support for an extra council tax band revealed by survey findings A recent survey has discovered that there is strong support amongst the public for changing existing council tax bands and charging a higher rate of tax for homes which are not in full-time use throughout the year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Support-for-an-extra-council-tax-band-revealed-by-survey-findings-02154 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Support-for-an-extra-council-tax-band-revealed-by-survey-findings-02154 UK house prices impacted by lack of homes, survey finds A recent survey by Your Move and Reed Rains has found that both a lack of homes and the recovering economy are increasing house prices and rent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-house-prices-impacted-by-lack-of-homes-survey-finds-02147 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-house-prices-impacted-by-lack-of-homes-survey-finds-02147 Almost half of developers don’t have a computer science degree, survey finds A recent survey of 26,086 developers, from 157 countries, has found that nearly half of developers do not have a degree in computer science. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-half-of-developers-dont-have-a-computer-science-degree-survey-finds-02146 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-half-of-developers-dont-have-a-computer-science-degree-survey-finds-02146 Survey finds what voters think of UK politics A recent survey has found that some 80 per cent of UK voters are unhappy with UK democracy, as it stands. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-what-voters-think-of-UK-politics-02145 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-what-voters-think-of-UK-politics-02145 Employers value experience over qualifications, survey finds A recent survey of 2,000 employers in Wales ' as part of a wider survey of the UK - has found that relevant work experience is regarded higher than qualifications. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Employers-value-experience-over-qualifications-survey-finds-02144 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Employers-value-experience-over-qualifications-survey-finds-02144 IoT the most strategic technological initiative says transport and logistics industry A survey, conducted by Zebra Technologies Corporation, has discovered that 96 per cent of transport and logistics companies believe that the Internet of Things (IoT) is the most strategic technological initiative which their company will participate in this decade. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/IoT-the-most-strategic-technological-initiative-says-transport-and-logistics-industry-02142 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/IoT-the-most-strategic-technological-initiative-says-transport-and-logistics-industry-02142 Just 30 per cent of Brits are religious, survey finds A survey of 63,898 people from 6 countries has found that the UK is one of the least religious countries in the world, with just 30 per cent of people identifying themselves as religious. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-30-per-cent-of-Brits-are-religious-survey-finds-02141 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-30-per-cent-of-Brits-are-religious-survey-finds-02141 1,400 per cent return for property buyers in 1996, survey finds During a time when many people are having trouble getting onto the property ladder, landlords are said to be benefiting a 1,400 per cent return on buy to let properties. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/1400-per-cent-return-for-property-buyers-in-1996-survey-finds-02140 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/1400-per-cent-return-for-property-buyers-in-1996-survey-finds-02140 Financial issues at home impact children’s education, survey finds A recent survey, conducted by the NASUWT teaching union, has found that teachers are noticing children coming into school ill, as their parents cannot take time off work to care for them, due to financial pressures. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Financial-issues-at-home-impact-childrens-education-survey-finds-02139 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Financial-issues-at-home-impact-childrens-education-survey-finds-02139 The plastics industry wants improved resins, survey finds A recent survey by DuPont and Plastics News has found that a large amount of people working in the plastics industry would like improved resins, as they believe that the current standard is not sufficient for the sector's needs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-plastics-industry-wants-improved-resins-survey-finds-02138 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-plastics-industry-wants-improved-resins-survey-finds-02138 Mobile and online banking favoured by most, survey finds A recent survey of the banking and financial sectors has found that the most favoured method of banking, in the UK and US, is online (36 per cent) and via mobile (29 per cent). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Mobile-and-online-banking-favoured-by-most-survey-finds-02132 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Mobile-and-online-banking-favoured-by-most-survey-finds-02132 Half of males do not donate to charity, survey discovers A survey conducted by Charities Aid Foundation has found that half of men do not donate any money to charity in a typical month. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-males-do-not-donate-to-charity-survey-discovers-02131 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-males-do-not-donate-to-charity-survey-discovers-02131 95 per cent of drivers unaware some prescriptions fall under drug-driving laws A survey of drivers in the UK has discovered that 95 per cent are not aware that some prescription medicines fall under the new drug-driving laws which came into action on March 2nd 2015. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/95-per-cent-of-drivers-unaware-some-prescriptions-fall-under-drug-driving-laws-02130 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/95-per-cent-of-drivers-unaware-some-prescriptions-fall-under-drug-driving-laws-02130 Cost of purchasing generic drugs putting American pharmacies at risk A survey of 700 American pharmacists has found that community pharmacies are at risk due to insufficient reimbursement rates. This is a problem that will also affect patients prescribed generic prescription drugs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Cost-of-purchasing-generic-drugs-putting-American-pharmacies-at-risk-02127 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Cost-of-purchasing-generic-drugs-putting-American-pharmacies-at-risk-02127 Beer is America’s favourite alcoholic drink, survey finds A recent survey of 1,000 adults from across the United States, has found that beer is now America's favourite alcoholic drink, as a result of a growing trend for craft brews. Of the respondents, 44 per cent said that beer was their chosen drink in social situations, as opposed to 27 per cent who chose wine and 25 per cent who chose spirits. A large proportion of the respondents said that they prefer to drink beer because of its taste, 'casual appeal' and because it's cool in warm weather. The survey showed that American Ale was the most favoured style of beer, closely followed by Light Lager, Speciality Beer, English Pale Ale and Pilsener. As for the craft beers, Samuel Adams Utopia was ranked in first place with runners up including Sierra Nevada: Pale Ale, Dogfish Head: 90 Minute IPA, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout and Anchor Brewing/Anchor Steam. Rick Zich, President of Mr. Beer ' who conducted the survey ' said of the findings: 'It's clear that beer continues to gain in popularity, especially with the new flavours and styles being introduced by the craft beer revolution.' The Mr. Beer survey presents very different findings to what was discovered during Gallup's survey in 2013. The Gallup survey indicated that beer consumption among 18 to 29 year olds fell from 71 per cent during 1992 to 1994, to 41 per cent between 2012 and 2013. According to the Brewers Association, craft brewers sold approximately $14.3 billion worth of beer in the year 2013, which was a 14 per cent increase from 2012. 93 per cent of those surveyed claimed that they had not brewed their own beer before, although, of the 7 per cent who had tried home-brewing beer, 91 per cent said that they enjoyed doing it. Of those who said that they had brewed beer before, 62 per cent said that they liked to create their own flavour of beer. Around 50 per cent of the home-brewers claimed that the beer they brewed themselves tasted just as nice as shop-bought beer. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Beer-is-Americas-favourite-alcoholic-drink-survey-finds-02125 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Beer-is-Americas-favourite-alcoholic-drink-survey-finds-02125 Construction workers want more emphasis placed on the dangers of dust A new industry survey, conducted by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and the Construction Dust Partnership, has revealed that construction workers want more emphasis placed on the dangers of construction dust. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-workers-want-more-emphasis-placed-on-the-dangers-of-dust-02121 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-workers-want-more-emphasis-placed-on-the-dangers-of-dust-02121 The positive impact of tenant involvement is often ignored, survey finds A new report entitled 'An Investment Not a Cost' ' which was created as part of an on-going Tenants Leading Change programme ' has highlighted that tenant involvement can produce benefits of a financial and social nature, as well as having a positive impact on the community. However, the survey found that the benefits are often ignored. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-positive-impact-of-tenant-involvement-is-often-ignored-survey-finds-02120 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-positive-impact-of-tenant-involvement-is-often-ignored-survey-finds-02120 Consumers use more than one on-demand video service, survey finds A recent survey has found that consumers are using multiple on-demand video services to view TV shows and movies. Many of those surveyed mixed services such as Netflix, Redbox and Hulu, amongst others. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumers-use-more-than-one-on-demand-video-service-survey-finds-02118 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumers-use-more-than-one-on-demand-video-service-survey-finds-02118 High street sales fell in March, survey finds A recent survey has found that high street sales in March suffered the sharpest monthly decrease in over three years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/High-street-sales-fell-in-March-survey-finds-02117 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/High-street-sales-fell-in-March-survey-finds-02117 An individual child is estimated to have received £56 worth of Easter gifts this year A recent survey of 2,118 parents, has estimated that on average, an individual child received £56 worth of Easter eggs and presents over the course of the Easter weekend. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/An-individual-child-is-estimated-to-have-received-56-worth-of-Easter-gifts-this-year-02115 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/An-individual-child-is-estimated-to-have-received-56-worth-of-Easter-gifts-this-year-02115 Mental health problems in schools on the rise, survey finds A recent poll, conducted by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, has shown that teachers are seeing an increase in child mental health problems in the classroom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Mental-health-problems-in-schools-on-the-rise-survey-finds-02110 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Mental-health-problems-in-schools-on-the-rise-survey-finds-02110 Man City’s Champions League campaign not good enough, survey finds A recent MEN Sport survey has found that fans believe Manchester City's most recent campaign has been 'not good enough'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Man-Citys-Champions-League-campaign-not-good-enough-survey-finds-02109 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Man-Citys-Champions-League-campaign-not-good-enough-survey-finds-02109 Marketing and IT at pharma companies should collaborate to increase digital presence, survey finds A recent survey by Accenture has found that chief information officers and chief marketing officers of pharmaceutical companies need to work together to increase their use of digital technologies. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Marketing-and-IT-at-pharma-companies-should-collaborate-to-increase-digital-presence-survey-finds-02108 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Marketing-and-IT-at-pharma-companies-should-collaborate-to-increase-digital-presence-survey-finds-02108 UK companies regret 1 in 10 recruits, survey finds A recent survey has found that UK companies regret hiring 1 in 10 (10 per cent) recruits. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-companies-regret-1-in-10-recruits-survey-finds-02107 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-companies-regret-1-in-10-recruits-survey-finds-02107 Car dealers are getting quicker at responding to online queries, survey finds A recent survey conducted by Motors.co.uk has found that car dealerships are improving at responding to online enquiries. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Car-dealers-are-getting-quicker-at-responding-to-online-queries-survey-finds-02106 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Car-dealers-are-getting-quicker-at-responding-to-online-queries-survey-finds-02106 Stores do not provide customers with what they desire, survey reveals A recent survey from Accenture has found that a gap has emerged between what shoppers desire from their shopping experience - be it online, in store or on mobile ' and what stores are offering. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Stores-do-not-provide-customers-with-what-they-desire-survey-reveals-02105 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Stores-do-not-provide-customers-with-what-they-desire-survey-reveals-02105 Survey reveals how energy experts feel about falling oil prices A survey conducted by Capital One has found that 89 per cent of those working in the oil and gas industry do not expect the price of oil to bounce back this year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-how-energy-experts-feel-about-falling-oil-prices-02104 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-how-energy-experts-feel-about-falling-oil-prices-02104 South Yorkshire’s police force has the lowest morale, survey finds A nationwide survey has found that South Yorkshire's police force has the lowest morale in the country. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/South-Yorkshires-police-force-has-the-lowest-morale-survey-finds-02103 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/South-Yorkshires-police-force-has-the-lowest-morale-survey-finds-02103 Average annual cost of lunch is £667, research finds New research from the NPD Group has shown that the average annual amount of money spent on lunch by one individual is £667, with those working in London spending around £830. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Average-annual-cost-of-lunch-is-667-research-finds-02101 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Average-annual-cost-of-lunch-is-667-research-finds-02101 Global electricity system may be 70 per cent renewable by 2050, survey finds A recent survey of energy sector participants has discovered that it is possible that the global electricity system could be 70 per cent renewable by 2050. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-electricity-system-may-be-70-per-cent-renewable-by-2050-survey-finds-02100 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-electricity-system-may-be-70-per-cent-renewable-by-2050-survey-finds-02100 The public would pay higher taxes to protect public services, survey finds A recent survey by Locality has found that 2 in 3 people would pay a higher rate of council tax if it meant public services would be developed and improved. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-public-would-pay-higher-taxes-to-protect-public-services-survey-finds-02098 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-public-would-pay-higher-taxes-to-protect-public-services-survey-finds-02098 1 in 6 Android users plan to upgrade to the iPhone 6, survey finds According to a survey by Cowen & Company - which questioned 3,000 current iPhone 6 users and prospective customers - approximately 1 in 6 iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users upgraded from an Android phone. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/1-in-6-Android-users-plan-to-upgrade-to-the-iPhone-6-survey-finds-02090 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/1-in-6-Android-users-plan-to-upgrade-to-the-iPhone-6-survey-finds-02090 UK manufacturing industry will see further growth in 2015, survey finds A new survey, which questioned 400 companies from the EEF manufacturers' organisation, has found that the streak of positive output expansion across the manufacturing industry, which has taken place in the last eight quarters, is due to continue throughout the first half of 2015. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-manufacturing-industry-will-see-further-growth-in-2015-survey-finds-02088 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-manufacturing-industry-will-see-further-growth-in-2015-survey-finds-02088 Pressure mounting on engineers, survey finds A recent survey of engineers has found that the industry is becoming increasingly more demanding, with the amount, and complexity of projects increasing. This is means that the time they have to bring work to the market is falling. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pressure-mounting-on-engineers-survey-finds-02087 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pressure-mounting-on-engineers-survey-finds-02087 Labour supporters most likely to reject their child for being gay, survey finds According to a survey - which examined attitudes towards LGBT individuals - a correlation has been found between which political party one votes for and their opinions towards LGBT people. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Labour-supporters-most-likely-to-reject-their-child-for-being-gay-survey-finds-02082 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Labour-supporters-most-likely-to-reject-their-child-for-being-gay-survey-finds-02082 Housing should be the main priority for the next government, Newsbeat finds A recent survey ' commissioned by Newsbeat ' has gained an insight into what young people would like the next government to prioritise. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Housing-should-be-the-main-priority-for-the-next-government-Newsbeat-finds-02078 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Housing-should-be-the-main-priority-for-the-next-government-Newsbeat-finds-02078 Some cereal bars do not live up to their ‘healthy’ image, Which? finds A recent survey by Which? has found that a large amount of the UK's most favoured cereal bars and breakfast biscuits would be best suited to the sweets and chocolate aisle, due to them containing between 30 and 40 per cent sugar. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Some-cereal-bars-do-not-live-up-to-their-healthy-image-Which-finds-02076 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Some-cereal-bars-do-not-live-up-to-their-healthy-image-Which-finds-02076 Survey examines Generation Y’s online behaviour The Media Insight Project, a combination of the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Centre for Public Affairs Research, has recently carried out a survey of 1,046 American adults, aged 18 to 34, in order to examine the online behaviour of Generation Y (or millennials). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-examines-Generation-Ys-online-behaviour-02074 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-examines-Generation-Ys-online-behaviour-02074 Female authors do better when they self-publish, survey finds A recent survey has found that the amount of self-published, bestselling books, written by women, is almost double the amount of those published traditionally. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Female-authors-do-better-when-they-self-publish-survey-finds-02073 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Female-authors-do-better-when-they-self-publish-survey-finds-02073 University IT departments are behind the times, survey finds A recent survey has found that IT departments within UK universities are not keeping up with the latest developments in technology. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/University-IT-departments-are-behind-the-times-survey-finds-02072 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/University-IT-departments-are-behind-the-times-survey-finds-02072 Teaching named top career choice for teenagers, survey finds A new study by the Edge Foundation has found that 12 per cent of teenagers in the United Kingdom, aged 14 to 18, identify teaching as their ideal future career path. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teaching-named-top-career-choice-for-teenagers-survey-finds-02070 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teaching-named-top-career-choice-for-teenagers-survey-finds-02070 58 per cent of small businesses hire young people, CIPD survey finds A recent survey by CIPD, which surveyed 850 professionals in human resources as part of the CIPD's 'Learning to Work' scheme, has found that just 58 per cent of small and medium-sized businesses employ young people, despite their important role in combatting youth unemployment. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/58-per-cent-of-small-businesses-hire-young-people-CIPD-survey-finds-02069 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/58-per-cent-of-small-businesses-hire-young-people-CIPD-survey-finds-02069 Businesses in the North West fear they may have to shut down A recent survey by SwitchMyBusiness.com, which surveyed small business owners throughout the United Kingdom, has found that 45 per cent of the North West respondents are worried that they may need to shut their business down, if things don't improve for their company. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Businesses-in-the-North-West-fear-they-may-have-to-shut-down-02064 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Businesses-in-the-North-West-fear-they-may-have-to-shut-down-02064 Donors trust charities more if they encourage complaints, survey finds A recent study by Future Foundation, a global consumer trends and insights agency, has found that donors trust charities more if they encourage complaints. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Donors-trust-charities-more-if-they-encourage-complaints-survey-finds-02062 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Donors-trust-charities-more-if-they-encourage-complaints-survey-finds-02062 47 per cent of drivers are delayed by traffic accidents once a month A recent survey by Driver First Assist, a road safety scheme which aims to decrease deaths on the roads by training people on how to respond when first-on-scene at an accident, has found that nearly half (47 per cent) of commercial automotive drivers are delayed by traffic accidents once a month. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/47-per-cent-of-drivers-are-delayed-by-traffic-accidents-once-a-month-02060 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/47-per-cent-of-drivers-are-delayed-by-traffic-accidents-once-a-month-02060 1 in 7 councils in the United Kingdom are paying a ‘fair’ price for homecare According to a recent survey by the UK Homecare Association, just 1 in 7 councils in the United Kingdom are paying a 'fair' price for homecare for elderly people. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/1-in-7-councils-in-the-United-Kingdom-are-paying-a-fair-price-for-homecare-02059 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/1-in-7-councils-in-the-United-Kingdom-are-paying-a-fair-price-for-homecare-02059 90 per cent of construction companies said costs increased in 2014, survey finds A recent survey by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association has found that nine in ten (90 per cent) construction companies have highlighted a growth in costs for 2014, despite them benefitting from fuel prices of record lows. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/90-per-cent-of-construction-companies-said-costs-increased-in-2014-survey-finds-02057 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/90-per-cent-of-construction-companies-said-costs-increased-in-2014-survey-finds-02057 Household incomes returning to pre-recession levels, research finds A new study conducted by the think tank, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, has found that the average household income has risen to the same level it was before the recession. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Household-incomes-returning-to-pre-recession-levels-research-finds-02056 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Household-incomes-returning-to-pre-recession-levels-research-finds-02056 The typical British tourist is looking for a cultural experience, ABTA finds According to a recent survey of 2,000 UK tourists by ABTA, the average British person's holiday abroad is becoming more cultural, with approximately 75 per cent keen to learn an average of 15 foreign phrases whilst away. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-typical-British-tourist-is-looking-for-a-cultural-experience-ABTA-finds-02055 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-typical-British-tourist-is-looking-for-a-cultural-experience-ABTA-finds-02055 Scotland are the ‘world-leaders’ of the oil industry, survey finds A recent survey which examined the 260 senior executives' opinions of Scottish energy companies and staff, has found that 71 per cent agree that Scottish employees within the oil sector are of 'the most experienced and dependable' in the world. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scotland-are-the-world-leaders-of-the-oil-industry-survey-finds-02054 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scotland-are-the-world-leaders-of-the-oil-industry-survey-finds-02054 Majority of UK people view the news on social media, survey finds A recent survey of 7,500 media consumers in the United Kingdom has found that the public's favoured medium of consuming the news has changed, as the majority of respondents claim to read the news via social media. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-UK-people-view-the-news-on-social-media-survey-finds-02053 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-UK-people-view-the-news-on-social-media-survey-finds-02053 Over half of family doctors expect to leave healthcare by 60 A recent survey for BBC's Inside Out has found that over half (56 per cent) of the 1,004 general practitioners surveyed, are planning to leave or retire from their profession by the time they are 30 years old. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-half-of-family-doctors-expect-to-leave-healthcare-by-60-02051 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-half-of-family-doctors-expect-to-leave-healthcare-by-60-02051 10 per cent of children are obese by the time they start primary education, figures show Figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre have shown that 10 per cent of children are obese by the time they start primary school, and 20 per cent are obese by the time they leave primary education five years later. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/10-per-cent-of-children-are-obese-by-the-time-they-start-primary-education-figures-show-02050 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/10-per-cent-of-children-are-obese-by-the-time-they-start-primary-education-figures-show-02050 Construction industry grew in February, survey finds A recent Markit/CIPS purchasing manager's index (PMI) has indicated that the UK construction industry experienced profound growth in February, with a score of 60.1, the highest since October 2014 - and significantly higher than the minimum growth score of 50. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-industry-grew-in-February-survey-finds-02047 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-industry-grew-in-February-survey-finds-02047 Nearly 3 in 5 people prefer their groceries to be packaged in paper-based materials A nationwide poll, commissioned by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI), has found that nearly 3 in 5 (57 per cent) consumers in the United Kingdom prefer their groceries to be packaged in paper-based materials. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-3-in-5-people-prefer-their-groceries-to-be-packaged-in-paper-based-materials-02042 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-3-in-5-people-prefer-their-groceries-to-be-packaged-in-paper-based-materials-02042 Children afraid to cycle due to road safety worries, Brake finds A recent survey by road safety charity, Brake, has found that a growing number of children are being deterred from cycling or walking due to road safety fears. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Children-afraid-to-cycle-due-to-road-safety-worries-Brake-finds-02040 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Children-afraid-to-cycle-due-to-road-safety-worries-Brake-finds-02040 NHS staff becoming increasingly dissatisfied with their employer, survey finds A survey by reward specialist, The Voucher Shop, has found that the NHS is at risk of losing skilled staff due to their dissatisfaction within the service. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/NHS-staff-becoming-increasingly-dissatisfied-with-their-employer-survey-finds-02039 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/NHS-staff-becoming-increasingly-dissatisfied-with-their-employer-survey-finds-02039 Lexus named the most dependable auto The J.D Power 2015 U.S Vehicle Dependability Survey, which has been conducted annually since 1989, has reported that Lexus manufactures the most reliable cars, an accolade which the automaker has held for four years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Lexus-named-the-most-dependable-auto-02037 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Lexus-named-the-most-dependable-auto-02037 Public divided on whether driverless cars are trustworthy A recent poll by uswitch.com has found that 48 per cent of people would not be willing to travel by driverless car, whereas the remaining 52 per cent would. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Public-divided-on-whether-driverless-cars-are-trustworthy-02036 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Public-divided-on-whether-driverless-cars-are-trustworthy-02036 Majority of British Muslims oppose attacks against those who publish Muhammad cartoons A survey commissioned by the BBC has found that the majority of Muslims in Britain oppose attacks against those publishing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-British-Muslims-oppose-attacks-against-those-who-publish-Muhammad-cartoons-02035 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-British-Muslims-oppose-attacks-against-those-who-publish-Muhammad-cartoons-02035 Confidence in the housing industry at its highest level in three years The latest Annual Housebuyers Survey by the Banks has found that confidence within home owners is at its highest in three years. The results support the Council of Mortgage Lenders recent survey, which identified 2014 as having the highest lending levels since 2007. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Confidence-in-the-housing-industry-at-its-highest-level-in-three-years-02032 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Confidence-in-the-housing-industry-at-its-highest-level-in-three-years-02032 Retail sales decelerated in February, CBI finds At the end of January, figures from Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) business survey showed that sales volumes within supermarkets and department stores, are decreasing at a rapid rate. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-sales-decelerated-in-February-CBI-finds-02031 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-sales-decelerated-in-February-CBI-finds-02031 2014 was a record year for UK tourism According to the government, 2014 was a record year for UK inbound tourism, due to a 6 per cent increase in the number of visitors. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/2014-was-a-record-year-for-UK-tourism-02030 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/2014-was-a-record-year-for-UK-tourism-02030 Consumers believe that supermarket chains treat their customers fairly, survey reveals According to research from comparison website, gocompare.com, large supermarket chains have been identified as one of the top three businesses, which treat their customers fairly. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumers-believe-that-supermarket-chains-treat-their-customers-fairly-survey-reveals-02028 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumers-believe-that-supermarket-chains-treat-their-customers-fairly-survey-reveals-02028 Nearly half of engineers are looking for new employment, survey reveals Experis' latest survey, entitled: 'Engineering Talent Supply and Demand', revealed that 47 per cent, of the 1,400 engineers surveyed, will actively start exploring new job opportunities in 2015. A further 21 per cent claimed that they may look for a new job. On the other hand, 11 per cent of the respondents said that it was not likely that they would change jobs this year. Higher pay was identified as the main reason why so many engineers are considering looking for another job. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-half-of-engineers-are-looking-for-new-employment-survey-reveals-02026 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-half-of-engineers-are-looking-for-new-employment-survey-reveals-02026 Bio-based Materials and Chemicals Technology Capacity Expected to Soar in 2018 The worldwide capacity to produce bio-based materials and chemical technology is anticipated to increase to more than 7.4 million metric tonnes in 2018. This has been attributed to growth in the United States and Brazil. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Bio-based-Materials-and-Chemicals-Technology-Capacity-Expected-to-Soar-in-2018-02024 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Bio-based-Materials-and-Chemicals-Technology-Capacity-Expected-to-Soar-in-2018-02024 60 per cent of youths admit to cyberbullying others, survey shows According to a recent survey by the charity, Action for Children, approximately 60 per cent of young people admitted to bullying others online, in order to fit in with the crowd. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/60-per-cent-of-youths-admit-to-cyberbullying-others-survey-shows-02023 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/60-per-cent-of-youths-admit-to-cyberbullying-others-survey-shows-02023 95 per cent of energy customers could save money if they switch providers, finds CMA An investigation by The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has discovered that customers of big energy companies could have saved money if they had switched providers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/95-per-cent-of-energy-customers-could-save-money-if-they-switch-providers-finds-CMA-02022 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/95-per-cent-of-energy-customers-could-save-money-if-they-switch-providers-finds-CMA-02022 Local councils planning to raise and introduce charges A recent survey conducted by MJ magazine and the Local Government Information Unit has found that 80 per cent of local councils in England are expecting to introduce and increase charges in the approaching financial year (2015-16). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Local-councils-planning-to-raise-and-introduce-charges-02020 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Local-councils-planning-to-raise-and-introduce-charges-02020 Businesses remain confident in the wake of the general election, survey reveals According to The BDO Monthly Business Trends survey, confidence levels of business over the upcoming 6 months has shown a reading of 104.4, signalling significant levels of optimism in the months leading up to the general election. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Businesses-remain-confident-in-the-wake-of-the-general-election-survey-reveals-02018 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Businesses-remain-confident-in-the-wake-of-the-general-election-survey-reveals-02018 Asking prices increased by £5,000 in February due to a lack of houses, Rightmove says A survey by Rightmove has found that February 2015 has seen property asking prices in England and Wales increase by over £5,000, due to a severe lack of properties going up for sale. The UK's biggest online property portal, Rightmove, attributed the lack of houses on the market to a rise in the number of buy-to-let investors due to the fact that, landlords usually keep houses for a longer period of time, than those who buy a house to live in. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Asking-prices-increased-by-5000-in-February-due-to-a-lack-of-houses-Rightmove-says-02017 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Asking-prices-increased-by-5000-in-February-due-to-a-lack-of-houses-Rightmove-says-02017 Business outlook improving within America’s industrial manufacturing industry According to the fourth-quarter 2014 Manufacturing Barometer by PwC US, positivity amongst industrial manufacturers in the US has increased, which indicates an improvement in business outlook. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Business-outlook-improving-within-Americas-industrial-manufacturing-industry-02015 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Business-outlook-improving-within-Americas-industrial-manufacturing-industry-02015 Growing numbers of orders for British manufacturers expected to level out, survey finds Despite the fact that the amount of new orders placed with British manufacturers has risen over the past three months, manufacturing companies anticipate the amount will level out in the next few quarters. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Growing-numbers-of-orders-for-British-manufacturers-expected-to-level-out-survey-finds-02013 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Growing-numbers-of-orders-for-British-manufacturers-expected-to-level-out-survey-finds-02013 Manufacturing in China falls for the first time in two years, research finds A recent survey has found that manufacturing activity in China has fallen for the first time in over two years (27 months). This indicates a downward pressure on the country, which boasts the second largest economy in the world. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Manufacturing-in-China-falls-for-the-first-time-in-two-years-research-finds-02012 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Manufacturing-in-China-falls-for-the-first-time-in-two-years-research-finds-02012 American art museums largely rely on donations not sales According to a recent survey of 220 museums within the Association of Art Museum Directors - which examined the footfall and financial data of North America, Mexico and Canada's museums - museums could not operate solely on income from sales within the institution (i.e. ticket prices, food and drink and retail); only 27 per cent of museums' income was through these sales. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/American-art-museums-largely-rely-on-donations-not-sales-02011 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/American-art-museums-largely-rely-on-donations-not-sales-02011 1 in 5 showbiz professionals are affected by mental illness, survey finds According to a recent survey by Arts and Minds, it was found that 1 in 5 (20 per cent) people working in the entertainment industry have been affected by mental illness, to the point where they have been to get help. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/1-in-5-showbiz-professionals-are-affected-by-mental-illness-survey-finds-02010 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/1-in-5-showbiz-professionals-are-affected-by-mental-illness-survey-finds-02010 Teachers worry their pupils know more about computing than they do A recent poll, commissioned by Microsoft and subject association, Computing at School, has discovered that two in three teachers are concerned that their pupils are more knowledgeable about computing than they are. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-worry-their-pupils-know-more-about-computing-than-they-do-02009 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-worry-their-pupils-know-more-about-computing-than-they-do-02009 Nearly 3 in 5 American adults believe GM food is unsafe Despite a large proportion of scientists believing that genetically modified (GM) food is perfectly safe, nearly 3 in 5 (57 per cent) of American adults are not confident that GM food is okay to consume, as opposed to the 37 per cent who claimed that they did think that GM food is safe. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-3-in-5-American-adults-believe-GM-food-is-unsafe-02008 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-3-in-5-American-adults-believe-GM-food-is-unsafe-02008 Just 7 per cent of workers are given paid time off to volunteer A recent survey of 2,029 British adults by Charities Aid Foundation has found that less than 10 per cent of employees are given paid time off work to volunteer. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-7-per-cent-of-workers-are-given-paid-time-off-to-volunteer-02007 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-7-per-cent-of-workers-are-given-paid-time-off-to-volunteer-02007 Energy providers more unpopular than banks, survey reveals A recent survey by The Guardian has found that 46 per cent of people dislike energy suppliers more than companies in any other sector. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Energy-providers-more-unpopular-than-banks-survey-reveals-02005 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Energy-providers-more-unpopular-than-banks-survey-reveals-02005 Advertising unhealthy food should be regulated, British Heart Foundation claims Health campaigners have called for tougher regulations on adverts promoting unhealthy foods. The negative sentiment surrounding TV adverts has come on the heels of the findings of a recent survey, which claimed that children are pestering their parents for sugary, salty and fatty treats, as a result of seeing them on TV. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Advertising-unhealthy-food-should-be-regulated-British-Heart-Foundation-claims-02003 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Advertising-unhealthy-food-should-be-regulated-British-Heart-Foundation-claims-02003 Average American spends just $8 when visiting an Art Museum A recent survey of 236 members of the Association of Art Museum Directors in the United States has provided an insight into the ecosystem of North America's museums. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Average-American-spends-just-8-when-visiting-an-Art-Museum-02002 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Average-American-spends-just-8-when-visiting-an-Art-Museum-02002 A quarter of teachers refused a salary increase, market research discovers A recent survey of 5,000 teachers, by the NUT teaching union, has revealed that as a result of a new and controversial pay-by-performance scheme, over 25% of teachers are being denied a pay rise. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-teachers-refused-a-salary-increase-market-research-discovers-01998 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-teachers-refused-a-salary-increase-market-research-discovers-01998 A quarter of graduates are recruited after a work placement, research finds A recent survey by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has revealed that over a quarter (26 per cent) of graduates, who had been on a work placement or internship with AGR or one of their members, filled a graduate role in their company, in the 2013/2014 recruitment cycle. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-graduates-are-recruited-after-a-work-placement-research-finds-01994 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-graduates-are-recruited-after-a-work-placement-research-finds-01994 Survey Finds Retailers Split About 4K and Wearable Technology According to the annual PCR Retail Survey, a very slight majority of retailers and resellers (51%) wouldn't consider stocking or repairing emerging technology. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Retailers-Split-About-4K-and-Wearable-Technology-01993 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Retailers-Split-About-4K-and-Wearable-Technology-01993 Global powered surgical instrument market expected to have grown by 2019 In 2014, the global powered surgical instrument market was approximated to be worth around $1.5 to 1.6 billion. By 2019, this figure is expected to have increased at a large compound annual growth rate (CAGR). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-powered-surgical-instrument-market-expected-to-have-grown-by-2019-01991 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-powered-surgical-instrument-market-expected-to-have-grown-by-2019-01991 Customer satisfaction with rail journeys has fallen, survey reveals A recent survey, conducted by the watchdog, Passenger Focus, has found a 2 per cent fall in railway passenger satisfaction since the previous survey in 2013. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Customer-satisfaction-with-rail-journeys-has-fallen-survey-reveals-01990 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Customer-satisfaction-with-rail-journeys-has-fallen-survey-reveals-01990 At-home X-rays gaining popularity, research finds Due to more patients seeking at-home care, portable x-rays are gaining popularity with individuals who desire treatment in a familiar setting. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/At-home-X-rays-gaining-popularity-research-finds-01987 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/At-home-X-rays-gaining-popularity-research-finds-01987 VNAs are becoming a favoured method for medical image sharing, survey reveals Although VNAs (vendor neutral archives) appear to be gaining popularity as a method of medical image sharing, they have not yet replaced picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/VNAs-are-becoming-a-favoured-method-for-medical-image-sharing-survey-reveals-01981 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/VNAs-are-becoming-a-favoured-method-for-medical-image-sharing-survey-reveals-01981 A sharp decrease in young homeowners is identified by official statistics Official analysis of Britain's housing market has discovered a decrease in individuals under the age of 30 who own a house. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-sharp-decrease-in-young-homeowners-is-identified-by-official-statistics-01980 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-sharp-decrease-in-young-homeowners-is-identified-by-official-statistics-01980 More cars being bought out of desire, as opposed to need, AutoTrader finds AutoTrader's 2015 Automotive Buyer Influence Survey has revealed that just over 3 in 5 (61 per cent) car buyers bought their latest car out of desire, not need. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-cars-being-bought-out-of-desire-as-opposed-to-need-AutoTrader-finds-01977 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-cars-being-bought-out-of-desire-as-opposed-to-need-AutoTrader-finds-01977 New Study Gives Insight In To Bio-Polymer Market According to figures released by Nova-Institute, seven sites across the globe will have the capacity to produce 50,000 tonnes per year of bio plastics by 2020, and the worldwide production capacity will reach 800,000 tonnes per year ' with the capacity of rising to 950,000 tonnes per year in order to meet concrete requests from customers. The preliminary results are from the 'Market Study on Bio-based Polymers and Plastics in the World', which is due to be released in January 2013. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Study-Gives-Insight-In-To-Bio-Polymer-Market-01975 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Study-Gives-Insight-In-To-Bio-Polymer-Market-01975 Half of patients would travel 100 miles to evade hospital-acquired infections A survey of 2,003 people in Britain has found that nearly half of patients would travel up to 100 miles for medical treatment, to evade catching hospital-acquired infections (HAI), if their local hospital had a high rate of people catching a HAI. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-patients-would-travel-100-miles-to-evade-hospital-acquired-infections-01974 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-patients-would-travel-100-miles-to-evade-hospital-acquired-infections-01974 Survey shines light on bullying within Local Government A recent survey by Local Government News, has uncovered that 73 per cent of local MPs, and staff within local governments, have been subject to, or witnessed, bullying at work. Of this percentage, 89 per cent had directly been a victim of bullying and 25 per cent had felt threatened by a colleague's behaviour. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-shines-light-on-bullying-within-Local-Government-01972 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-shines-light-on-bullying-within-Local-Government-01972 Nearly three in five people in London don’t want Scotland to influence English decisions A new poll by YouGov has found that nearly three in five (58%) people in London want Scottish MPs to be exempt from English decision-making. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-three-in-five-people-in-London-dont-want-Scotland-to-influence-English-decisions-01970 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-three-in-five-people-in-London-dont-want-Scotland-to-influence-English-decisions-01970 Just 10 per cent believe that MPs want the best for the UK A recent study has found that just 10 per cent of people believe that politicians in the UK genuinely want to 'do their best for the country'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-10-per-cent-believe-that-MPs-want-the-best-for-the-UK-01967 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-10-per-cent-believe-that-MPs-want-the-best-for-the-UK-01967 Protein supplement sector experiencing a rise in interest, survey finds A recent survey by Canadean has found that approximately half (49 per cent) of consumers in the UK were 'very aware' of health benefits associated with consuming protein supplements. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Protein-supplement-sector-experiencing-a-rise-in-interest-survey-finds-01964 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Protein-supplement-sector-experiencing-a-rise-in-interest-survey-finds-01964 Research discovers how people use their mobile devices whilst travelling The latest global survey from advertising network, BuzzCity, has found that approximately one in four (24 per cent) of the respondents use their mobile phones to research local activities and tourist attractions. Whereas, 21 per cent opt to turn their devices off. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-discovers-how-people-use-their-mobile-devices-whilst-travelling-01961 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-discovers-how-people-use-their-mobile-devices-whilst-travelling-01961 50 per cent of young Scots unsure if high interest on loans is positive A poll, commissioned by the Daily Record, has found that approximately 50 per cent of young people living in Scotland were unsure whether a high interest rate on a loan was better than a lower interest rate. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/50-per-cent-of-young-Scots-unsure-if-high-interest-on-loans-is-positive-01959 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/50-per-cent-of-young-Scots-unsure-if-high-interest-on-loans-is-positive-01959 One in three undergraduate females experienced sexual assault at university A new study has found that a third of female undergraduates in the UK have experienced some form of unwanted sexual advances, while studying towards an undergraduate degree at university. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-three-undergraduate-females-experienced-sexual-assault-at-university-01957 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-three-undergraduate-females-experienced-sexual-assault-at-university-01957 Pharmacists trusted less than other health professionals, survey finds A recent survey, commissioned by the General Pharmaceutical Council, has discovered that the public trust pharmacists less than other health professionals. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pharmacists-trusted-less-than-other-health-professionals-survey-finds-01955 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pharmacists-trusted-less-than-other-health-professionals-survey-finds-01955 Less hiring in oil and gas forecasted for 2015 A new survey by Rigzone has found that 44 per cent of Hiring Managers in America, who recruit for the oil and gas industry, expect less people to be hired within the sector, in the first half of 2015, as opposed to last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Less-hiring-in-oil-and-gas-forecasted-for-2015-01954 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Less-hiring-in-oil-and-gas-forecasted-for-2015-01954 Industry survey shows optimism amongst UK retailers A recent survey by The British Retail Consortium, which accounted for approximately 18% of the retail industry, has found that retailers in the UK are increasingly optimistic about the year ahead. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Industry-survey-shows-optimism-amongst-UK-retailers-01953 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Industry-survey-shows-optimism-amongst-UK-retailers-01953 Black Friday caused Christmas sales to suffer, figures show Figures, which were published in the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor, have highlighted the impact that Black Friday had on December's retail sales last. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Black-Friday-caused-Christmas-sales-to-suffer-figures-show-01952 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Black-Friday-caused-Christmas-sales-to-suffer-figures-show-01952 Sainsbury’s performed best this festive period, figures show Kantar Worldpanel's most recent figures, for the grocery market, have revealed that Sainsbury's performed the best out of the 'big four' supermarkets this Christmas. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sainsburys-performed-best-this-festive-period-figures-show-01951 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sainsburys-performed-best-this-festive-period-figures-show-01951 Jews in Britain do not see a future in the country, research finds Over 50 per cent of Jewish people in Britain feel that their religion holds no future in the UK, a recent survey commissioned by the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) has discovered. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Jews-in-Britain-do-not-see-a-future-in-the-country-research-finds-01950 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Jews-in-Britain-do-not-see-a-future-in-the-country-research-finds-01950 Just one per cent of parents see their daughters becoming engineers New research by the Institution of Engineering has found that only 1 per cent of parents, who have a daughter, can see them becoming an engineer in the future. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-one-per-cent-of-parents-see-their-daughters-becoming-engineers-01948 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-one-per-cent-of-parents-see-their-daughters-becoming-engineers-01948 Charities Aid Foundation finds under-40s are more likely to become social investors A recent survey, which recruited over 1,000 people with an average wealth of £7.5 million, has found that well-off individuals under 40, are more likely to be existing social investors or more interested in becoming one. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Charities-Aid-Foundation-finds-under-40s-are-more-likely-to-become-social-investors-01946 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Charities-Aid-Foundation-finds-under-40s-are-more-likely-to-become-social-investors-01946 New Year’s resolutions to impact bakeries, FMCG research finds Research from Canadean, FMCG research company, has suggested that New Year's healthy eating resolutions may impact the sales of baked products. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Years-resolutions-to-impact-bakeries-FMCG-research-finds-01944 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Years-resolutions-to-impact-bakeries-FMCG-research-finds-01944 Survey highlights the impact of stress on social workers’ performance at work A survey of 2,000 social workers on the frontline, has shown that approximately 80% feel that their level of stress is impacting on their performance at work. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-highlights-the-impact-of-stress-on-social-workers-performance-at-work-01943 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-highlights-the-impact-of-stress-on-social-workers-performance-at-work-01943 Businesses should remain assured despite survey showing fall in confidence, banker insists A banker from the North West has encouraged firms in the area to strive for growth, despite a decrease in confidence. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Businesses-should-remain-assured-despite-survey-showing-fall-in-confidence-banker-insists-01938 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Businesses-should-remain-assured-despite-survey-showing-fall-in-confidence-banker-insists-01938 A&E waiting time in England is the poorest in ten years England's NHS has missed its target waiting time, new figures have shown, with times falling to the poorest in ten years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/AE-waiting-time-in-England-is-the-poorest-in-ten-years-01937 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/AE-waiting-time-in-England-is-the-poorest-in-ten-years-01937 More than one in three people are considering finding a new job this year, market research finds A recent survey of 1,000 managers and employees, commissioned by the Institute of Leadership and Management, has found that more than one in three (37 per cent) employees in the UK are hoping to find a new job, in 2015. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-one-in-three-people-are-considering-finding-a-new-job-this-year-market-research-finds-01935 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-one-in-three-people-are-considering-finding-a-new-job-this-year-market-research-finds-01935 UK construction industry growth at its slowest rate for 17 months, December index shows Although the UK construction sector has remained sturdy, in December the industry's growth increased at its slowest rate for 17 months due to continual residential building. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-construction-industry-growth-at-its-slowest-rate-for-17-months-December-index-shows-01934 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-construction-industry-growth-at-its-slowest-rate-for-17-months-December-index-shows-01934 One in five construction workers feel their safety is compromised by employers, survey reveals A recent online survey, conducted by Ucatt (a trade union specialising in construction), has found that over one fifth (21 per cent) of those working in construction, feel that their safety is compromised by their employers, who do not take health and safety measures seriously. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-five-construction-workers-feel-their-safety-is-compromised-by-employers-survey-reveals-01932 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-five-construction-workers-feel-their-safety-is-compromised-by-employers-survey-reveals-01932 People would rather give up alcohol than the internet, survey finds A recent survey, courtesy of Boston Consulting Group, has revealed that 58 per cent of people would rather give up alcohol for a week than lose their internet connection. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/People-would-rather-give-up-alcohol-than-the-internet-survey-finds-01931 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/People-would-rather-give-up-alcohol-than-the-internet-survey-finds-01931 Top health related New Year’s resolution in America is drinking more water Drinking enough water in 2015 is the chosen New Year's resolution for nearly three quarters (72 per cent) of Americans, a survey commissioned by Council for Responsible Nutrition has found. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Top-health-related-New-Years-resolution-in-America-is-drinking-more-water-01928 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Top-health-related-New-Years-resolution-in-America-is-drinking-more-water-01928 Britons more likely to ignore diet recommendations from overweight doctors, survey finds A survey commissioned by the Royal Society for Public Health has found that British people are more likely to ignore advice, about their diet, from overweight doctors and nurses. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Britons-more-likely-to-ignore-diet-recommendations-from-overweight-doctors-survey-finds-01926 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Britons-more-likely-to-ignore-diet-recommendations-from-overweight-doctors-survey-finds-01926 Half of NHS nursing staff do not know how to deal with Ebola patients, survey finds A recent survey by nursingtimes.net has found that approximately half of nursing staff (48 per cent) do not know how to deal with Ebola patients. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-NHS-nursing-staff-do-not-know-how-to-deal-with-Ebola-patients-survey-finds-01925 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-NHS-nursing-staff-do-not-know-how-to-deal-with-Ebola-patients-survey-finds-01925 Only 24 per cent of SMEs have made the change to energy efficient lightbulbs, survey finds A survey of SME business managers and owners across the UK, has found that despite 37 per cent considering lighting to cost their business the most, just 24 per cent have made the switch to energy saving lightbulbs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Only-24-per-cent-of-SMEs-have-made-the-change-to-energy-efficient-lightbulbs-survey-finds-01924 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Only-24-per-cent-of-SMEs-have-made-the-change-to-energy-efficient-lightbulbs-survey-finds-01924 The Interview: Sony Pictures’ most successful online film Despite a large scale corporate hack, and outrage over censorship, The Interview has fast become Sony Pictures' most successful online film, since its release on Christmas Eve. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-Interview-Sony-Pictures-most-successful-online-film-01923 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-Interview-Sony-Pictures-most-successful-online-film-01923 Revised Canadian polymers approach document released by government An updated version of Canada's polymers approach document, which outlines its method of tackling polymers on the domestic substances list, has been released by the Canadian government. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Revised-Canadian-polymers-approach-document-released-by-government-01921 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Revised-Canadian-polymers-approach-document-released-by-government-01921 Survey discovers which aspects of the Christmas story Americans believe A recent survey, which explored to what extent US adults believe the Christmas story, has found that majority believe the Christmas story is historically accurate. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-discovers-which-aspects-of-the-Christmas-story-Americans-believe-01920 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-discovers-which-aspects-of-the-Christmas-story-Americans-believe-01920 24 per cent of men think Christmas Eve is the best day to propose, survey finds A nationwide survey of 7,000 people has shown that 24 per cent of men feel that Christmas Eve is the best day to get down on one knee, making it the most popular time of year to want to propose to a loved one. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/24-per-cent-of-men-think-Christmas-Eve-is-the-best-day-to-propose-survey-finds-01919 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/24-per-cent-of-men-think-Christmas-Eve-is-the-best-day-to-propose-survey-finds-01919 The average male buys Christmas presents for just three people, survey finds A survey commissioned by online beauty retailer, feelunique.com, has found that the average man buys presents for just three people at Christmas. However, females purchase gifts for as many as sixteen people. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-average-male-buys-Christmas-presents-for-just-three-people-survey-finds-01917 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-average-male-buys-Christmas-presents-for-just-three-people-survey-finds-01917 More than 1 in 6 boys use text message language at school, research finds A recent study of 30,000 children, who were between 8 and 16 and attending school, has shown that more than 1 in 6 primary school boysare using text message abbreviations in the classroom. Some of the most common slang used in primary schools are: 'lol', 'l8r', 'b4' and 'gr8'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-1-in-6-boys-use-text-message-language-at-school-research-finds-01911 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-1-in-6-boys-use-text-message-language-at-school-research-finds-01911 Large proportion of drivers do not know core road traffic signs, survey finds A survey, which was conducted by Bury online car dealership, JamJar Direct, has found that a large percentage of drivers are either unsure of what some road signs mean or are confused by them. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Large-proportion-of-drivers-do-not-know-core-road-traffic-signs-survey-finds-01910 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Large-proportion-of-drivers-do-not-know-core-road-traffic-signs-survey-finds-01910 More people in Europe choose to travel by car rather than public transport, survey finds In cities across Europe, 54% would prefer to travel by car rather than by trams, trains and buses, a recent survey commissioned by the European Commission has found. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-people-in-Europe-choose-to-travel-by-car-rather-than-public-transport-survey-finds-01909 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-people-in-Europe-choose-to-travel-by-car-rather-than-public-transport-survey-finds-01909 Google is the best place to work, Glassdoor survey finds According to a recent survey by Glassdoor, Google top of the list of the 50 Best Places to Work in the USA, due to its good pay, perks and opportunities. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Google-is-the-best-place-to-work-Glassdoor-survey-finds-01908 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Google-is-the-best-place-to-work-Glassdoor-survey-finds-01908 Laos opiate output is relaxing, the UN finds The latestreport from the United Nations, on opium in Southeast Asia, has found thatproduction in Myanmar (Burma) and Laos is starting to steady, having notchanged much within the year. The report,which was released by The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Monday 1stDecember 2014, has shown that in Myanmar and Laos last year, 760 metric tonnes ofopiate was produced, over 63,000 hectares of land. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Laos-opiate-output-is-relaxing-the-UN-finds-01907 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Laos-opiate-output-is-relaxing-the-UN-finds-01907 Manufacturing industry is slowly improving, research finds Research fromthe Confederation of Indian Industry-ASCON, which analysed data from theJuly-September quarter, has shown that the growth of the manufacturing industryis starting to improve. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Manufacturing-industry-is-slowly-improving-research-finds-01904 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Manufacturing-industry-is-slowly-improving-research-finds-01904 Young drivers more likely to drive uninsured The research, which was carried out by Auto Express via a Freedom of Information request to the DVLA, found that rather than pay expensive premiums for being a new driver, over 50 per cent (21,148) of those banned within the first two years of passing their test took to the road uninsured.Over 10,000 drivers per year are banned just months after getting their licence.Motoring journal, Auto Express claim that most of those banned are young people.The study also found that from June 2010, the number of drivers banned within their first two years of driving was 40,481. Within that same time scale, new motorists only need to accrue six points to receive a ban.In over 50 per cent (21,148) of cases where a new driver received a ban, the punishable offence was driving with no insurance. The result of doing this is currently six points and a large fine. This number also includes cases of “fronting”, whereby a high risk motorist appears as the named driver on another person’s policy but is in fact, the main driver.However, due to / as a result of the employment of modern computerised checking systems, The Department of Transport claims that it is now easier than ever to spot an uninsured vehicle.This system uses cameras which record number plates, and checks them against a database of insurance details.According to the DVLA, the top 10 causes for receiving a ban are:1. Not having insurance cover - 21,148 bans2. Speeding - 7,220 bans3. Driver's identity (failure to give correct information) - 2,220 bans4. Vehicle control (which includes using a device whilst driving)- 1,766 bans5. Driving without due care and attention - 1,675 bans6. Motorway speeding - 1,249 bans7. Running red lights - 1,020 bans8. Defective tyres - 854 bans http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Young-drivers-more-likely-to-drive-uninsured-01901 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Young-drivers-more-likely-to-drive-uninsured-01901 Motorists want in-car traffic updates, not the facility to watch films, survey finds A report conducted by Compass Intelligence, has found that motorists favour technologyrelated to driving, over the facility to watch films and receive social media notifications. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Motorists-want-in-car-traffic-updates-not-the-facility-to-watch-films-survey-finds-01899 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Motorists-want-in-car-traffic-updates-not-the-facility-to-watch-films-survey-finds-01899 Drivers rank texting as the biggest distraction, survey finds Some of thebiggest distractions, ranked by New Zealand motorists are: texting, reading andeyeing-up good looking pedestrians. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Drivers-rank-texting-as-the-biggest-distraction-survey-finds-01897 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Drivers-rank-texting-as-the-biggest-distraction-survey-finds-01897 Meat consumption has decreased in the past year, survey finds A recentsurvey by YouGov, commissioned by Eating Better andFriends of the Earth, hasfound a decrease in the amount of meat people are eating this year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Meat-consumption-has-decreased-in-the-past-year-survey-finds-01894 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Meat-consumption-has-decreased-in-the-past-year-survey-finds-01894 Country with the most international work experience is Ireland, research finds Ireland is top ofthe ranks for international work experience, The Global Talent report, byIrishJobs.ie, shows. The report also uncovers that people are happy to move toIreland for work, should they have to. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Country-with-the-most-international-work-experience-is-Ireland-research-finds-01889 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Country-with-the-most-international-work-experience-is-Ireland-research-finds-01889 Success for Mondelez’s Dairy Milk share bags, market analysis shows Market analysis byIRI shows that Mondelez’s Dairy Milk continues to top the UK market as thebestselling chocolate bar. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Success-for-Mondelezs-Dairy-Milk-share-bags-market-analysis-shows-01887 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Success-for-Mondelezs-Dairy-Milk-share-bags-market-analysis-shows-01887 Less growth than anticipated for the UK manufacturing industry in 2015 Findings froma quarterly survey of industrial companies, conducted by EEF manufacturers’association and accountancy firm BDO, has revealed that UK manufacturers areexpecting less growth in 2015 than originally anticipated due to the politicaland economic situation becoming increasingly uncertain. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Less-growth-than-anticipated-for-the-UK-manufacturing-industry-in-2015-01886 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Less-growth-than-anticipated-for-the-UK-manufacturing-industry-in-2015-01886 Popularity rising for supermarket own-brands, survey finds The findings from Nielsen's Homescan FMCG survey has shown that a new wave of positivityis surrounding own-brand products. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Popularity-rising-for-supermarket-own-brands-survey-finds-01883 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Popularity-rising-for-supermarket-own-brands-survey-finds-01883 Parking wardens are becoming ambassadors for our communities, survey finds A survey of1,800 civil enforcement officers, traffic attendants and parking attendants hasshown that parking wardens are becoming ambassadors for local communities. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parking-wardens-are-becoming-ambassadors-for-our-communities-survey-finds-01877 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parking-wardens-are-becoming-ambassadors-for-our-communities-survey-finds-01877 Annual utility costs and council tax underestimated by an average of £770, survey suggests Households inBritain underestimate their annual council tax and utility bills by £770,research by Santander finds. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Annual-utility-costs-and-council-tax-underestimated-by-an-average-of-770-survey-suggests-01863 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Annual-utility-costs-and-council-tax-underestimated-by-an-average-of-770-survey-suggests-01863 Empty homes need filling, survey finds Of the 2,000people in Britain polled, 78 per cent have disclosed that they want to seeGovernment making a greater effort to fill empty homes. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Empty-homes-need-filling-survey-finds-01859 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Empty-homes-need-filling-survey-finds-01859 “Frozen” merchandise more desirable than Barbie dolls this Christmas, survey finds Research fromthe National Retail Federation has found that Barbie dolls are no longer themost sought after present for young girls, for the first time in 11 years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Frozen-merchandise-more-desirable-than-Barbie-dolls-this-Christmas-survey-finds-01856 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Frozen-merchandise-more-desirable-than-Barbie-dolls-this-Christmas-survey-finds-01856 Half of customers will take advantage of Black Friday, research finds Recent research by Verdict has found that Black Friday price slashes will be taken advantage of by nearly 50 per cent of consumers.The study found that knowledge of the event, which has its origins in the USA, is now at its highest rate in the UK.Of those surveyed, females were most interested in Black Friday promotions, with 3 in 5 of female shoppers anticipating making a purchase.Verdict particularly expects sales to increase across a range of stores, including those focusing on electrical, footwear and clothing items.With 56 per cent of young consumers, aged 15 to 24, expecting to buy something this Black Friday, Verdict concludes that the event has a large appeal to youths. Among those aged 25-34, two thirds (59 per cent) expect to purchase something on Black Friday.On the other hand, consumers older than sixty-five were less likely to take advantage of the Black Friday sales, with just 28 per cent expected to buy an item.It was also found by Verdict that 25 per cent of consumers will start their Christmas shopping earlier this year.Positively for retailers, the research suggests that more money is going to be made this Black Friday than in previous years, and this will kick start higher spending for the Christmas period. According to the findings, a further £2.6 billion in sales is expected to be spent over this Christmas period in comparison to 2013, when £90.7 billion was spent.In 2013, £37.1 billion was spent on consumable goods and £53.6 billion was spent on non-consumable items.Of the total Christmas spend, £13 billion is anticipated to be spent online, with click and collect services expected to draw in £1.6 billion of sales. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-customers-will-take-advantage-of-Black-Friday-research-finds-01852 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-customers-will-take-advantage-of-Black-Friday-research-finds-01852 Christmas adverts are most viewed online, survey finds Christmas adverts are now viewed first online rather than on TV, a survey by Netmums has shown. The annual Christmas Advertising Report has revealed that 2 in 5 (40%) mums first watched this year’s seasonal adverts online, as opposed to 14% who watched them on TV. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Christmas-adverts-are-most-viewed-online-survey-finds-01849 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Christmas-adverts-are-most-viewed-online-survey-finds-01849 Labour takes the lead in national opinion polls after Rochester by-election Lord Ashcroftclaims that Labour is 5 points ahead of The Conservatives in national electionpolls. This comes on the heels of the Rochester and Strood by-elections. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Labour-takes-the-lead-in-national-opinion-polls-after-Rochester-by-election-01846 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Labour-takes-the-lead-in-national-opinion-polls-after-Rochester-by-election-01846 Access to the internet is considered a “basic human right”, survey finds A globalsurvey by CIGI-Ipsos Global, which surveyed people from 24 countries onInternet Security and Trust, has found that internet access is considered a“basic human right” to 83 per cent of respondents. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Access-to-the-internet-is-considered-a-basic-human-right-survey-finds-01844 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Access-to-the-internet-is-considered-a-basic-human-right-survey-finds-01844 Pleas from peers make social media users more likely to donate to charity Research fromthe American Red Cross has revealed that personal messages from friendsencourage social media users to donate to charity, more so than appeals fromthe charity themselves. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pleas-from-peers-make-social-media-users-more-likely-to-donate-to-charity-01836 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pleas-from-peers-make-social-media-users-more-likely-to-donate-to-charity-01836 London is the most popular destination for a New Year getaway, TripAdvisor survey finds According to arecent TripAdvisor survey, the most popular destination for a New Year getawayis London. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/London-is-the-most-popular-destination-for-a-New-Year-getaway-TripAdvisor-survey-finds-01830 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/London-is-the-most-popular-destination-for-a-New-Year-getaway-TripAdvisor-survey-finds-01830 Transgender youths attempting suicide at a rate of 50 per cent, Pace study finds A four year survey by Pace has discovered that nearly half ofthe 2,000 transgender young people polled had tried to take their own life. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Transgender-youths-attempting-suicide-at-a-rate-of-50-per-cent-Pace-study-finds-01825 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Transgender-youths-attempting-suicide-at-a-rate-of-50-per-cent-Pace-study-finds-01825 FMCG jobs more appealing to business students than careers in banking, research finds A survey of174,000 business students by Deloitte has shown that for the first time,careers in FMCG are more favoured by business students than banking roles. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/FMCG-jobs-more-appealing-to-business-students-than-careers-in-banking-research-finds-01822 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/FMCG-jobs-more-appealing-to-business-students-than-careers-in-banking-research-finds-01822 97 out of 100 top paid Android apps hacked, survey finds Arxan’sannual survey has found that 97 per cent of the top 100 Android apps and nearly87 per cent of the top 100 iOS apps have been hacked*. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/97-out-of-100-top-paid-Android-apps-hacked-survey-finds-01819 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/97-out-of-100-top-paid-Android-apps-hacked-survey-finds-01819 Recruitment on the rise this year, LinkedIn survey finds There has beena sharp rise in companies in the UK anticipating recruiting both permanentemployees and contractors in the coming year, a survey by LinkedIn finds. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recruitment-on-the-rise-this-year-LinkedIn-survey-finds-01817 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recruitment-on-the-rise-this-year-LinkedIn-survey-finds-01817 Research identifies Activia’s World Cup ad, featuring Shakira as the most shared advert of 2014 Researchcommissioned by Unruly has found that The World Cup advert by Activia is themost shared advert of 2014. The successful advertisement earned a whopping 5.8million shares across social media channels such as: Facebook, Twitter and theblogosphere. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-identifies-Activias-World-Cup-ad-featuring-Shakira-as-the-most-shared-advert-of-2014-01814 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-identifies-Activias-World-Cup-ad-featuring-Shakira-as-the-most-shared-advert-of-2014-01814 Singapore has been the best place to do business for seven consecutive years Out of 82countries, Singapore has ranked number one for the best place to do business,for 7 consecutive years. The success was due to its economy being “efficient”and “open”. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Singapore-has-been-the-best-place-to-do-business-for-seven-consecutive-years-01809 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Singapore-has-been-the-best-place-to-do-business-for-seven-consecutive-years-01809 UK patients receiving poor healthcare in 1 in 6 doctor’s surgeries Beingprescribed out of date medicine and having trouble booking an appointment areboth contributing factors to one in six GP surgeries, offering inadequate healthcare. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-patients-receiving-poor-healthcare-in-1-in-6-doctors-surgeries-01803 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-patients-receiving-poor-healthcare-in-1-in-6-doctors-surgeries-01803 Households in the UK are growing more confident as the economy recovers Inflation hasbeen at its lowest level in five years this month (November) and consequently,confidence within British households has grown. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Households-in-the-UK-are-growing-more-confident-as-the-economy-recovers-01801 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Households-in-the-UK-are-growing-more-confident-as-the-economy-recovers-01801 Canary Islands are the cheapest winter getaways, research finds According to arecent TripAdvisor survey, holiday makers should head for the Canary Islandsfor the cheapest family winter break. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Canary-Islands-are-the-cheapest-winter-getaways-research-finds-01799 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Canary-Islands-are-the-cheapest-winter-getaways-research-finds-01799 Drowning is amongst the top ten causes of childhood deaths worldwide A recentsurvey, commissioned by The World Health Organisation (WHO), has found thatdrowning is one of the most common causes of death amongst young people andchildren worldwide. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Drowning-is-amongst-the-top-ten-causes-of-childhood-deaths-worldwide-01796 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Drowning-is-amongst-the-top-ten-causes-of-childhood-deaths-worldwide-01796 Engineering industry predicted to grow in 2015, survey shows A new surveyof 3,500 engineers, conducted by Matchtech, has found that the growth withinthe UK industrial sector is predicted to increase in 2015. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineering-industry-predicted-to-grow-in-2015-survey-shows-01793 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineering-industry-predicted-to-grow-in-2015-survey-shows-01793 Emotional training needs to be considered when encouraging people to make healthier choices of food Research,which was published in the Journal ofMarketing Research, suggests that emotional training needs to beimplemented when encouraging people to eat healthier. Emotional training shouldhave a greater focus than nutritional training. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Emotional-training-needs-to-be-considered-when-encouraging-people-to-make-healthier-choices-of-food-01791 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Emotional-training-needs-to-be-considered-when-encouraging-people-to-make-healthier-choices-of-food-01791 20 per cent of crimes reported to the police go unrecorded A report by HMInspectorate of Constabulary which looked in to 8,000 reports of crime inEngland and Wales, has shown that one in five (20 per cent) of the totalreported crimes per year go unrecorded*. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/20-per-cent-of-crimes-reported-to-the-police-go-unrecorded-01788 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/20-per-cent-of-crimes-reported-to-the-police-go-unrecorded-01788 60 per cent of 9 to 11 year olds think it’s ok to drink to forget your problems, survey shows A surveycommissioned by NHS Cumbria and Cumbria County Council has shown that 60% ofchildren aged 9 to 11 think that drinking to forget your troubles is normal. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/60-per-cent-of-9-to-11-year-olds-think-its-ok-to-drink-to-forget-your-problems-survey-shows-01786 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/60-per-cent-of-9-to-11-year-olds-think-its-ok-to-drink-to-forget-your-problems-survey-shows-01786 The Bible is humanity’s most valuable book, survey shows A recentsurvey by YouGov, has shown that both TheBible and Darwin’s On the Origin ofSpecies by Means of Natural Selection are humanity’s most valuable books. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-Bible-is-humanitys-most-valuable-book-survey-shows-01784 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-Bible-is-humanitys-most-valuable-book-survey-shows-01784 Research shows that over 30 per cent of children feel at risk when they’re at school Findings froma recent BullyingUK survey has shown that bullying is still a problem forchildren, as 30% of those polled claim that they do not feel safe whilstthey’re at school. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-shows-that-over-30-per-cent-of-children-feel-at-risk-when-theyre-at-school-01779 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-shows-that-over-30-per-cent-of-children-feel-at-risk-when-theyre-at-school-01779 Alcohol may have harmed more than 12,000 children, research shows As part ofAlcohol Awareness week, Drink Wise have revealed shocking figures from a recentcampaign. The figures show that over 12,000 children living on The Wirral, whoare under 16, have been hurt as a result of another person’s drinking habits. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Alcohol-may-have-harmed-more-than-12000-children-research-shows-01777 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Alcohol-may-have-harmed-more-than-12000-children-research-shows-01777 Research highlights the extent of mental health stigma A recentstudy, commissioned by the Scottish government, has found that nearly 50 percent of participants would not want people to know if they had a mentalillness. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-highlights-the-extent-of-mental-health-stigma-01773 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-highlights-the-extent-of-mental-health-stigma-01773 Research shows that just 13 per cent think Ed Miliband is capable of being Prime Minister It has been abad week for Ed Miliband, as results of a new survey show only 13 per centbelieve he could be prime minister. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-shows-that-just-13-per-cent-think-Ed-Miliband-is-capable-of-being-Prime-Minister-01771 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-shows-that-just-13-per-cent-think-Ed-Miliband-is-capable-of-being-Prime-Minister-01771 Social media engagement with TV drives higher +7 viewing figures Social mediaplays a crucial role in a live TV programme’s viewings as it reminds people towatch a programme at a later date if they missed it live. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Social-media-engagement-with-TV-drives-higher-7-viewing-figures-01768 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Social-media-engagement-with-TV-drives-higher-7-viewing-figures-01768 Email, Viewbooks and Non-Personalised communications need to be scrapped, claim the iGeneration http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Email-Viewbooks-and-Non-Personalised-communications-need-to-be-scrapped-claim-the-iGeneration-01766 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Email-Viewbooks-and-Non-Personalised-communications-need-to-be-scrapped-claim-the-iGeneration-01766 Opportunities for PR and marketing professionals adopting multi-channel sales platforms http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Opportunities-for-PR-and-marketing-professionals-adopting-multi-channel-sales-platforms-01764 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Opportunities-for-PR-and-marketing-professionals-adopting-multi-channel-sales-platforms-01764 Retail sector confidence builds in run up to Christmas Researchcommissioned by Barclays’ Retail & Wholesale banking team, has uncoveredthat retailers within the UK are feeling confident about this year’s Christmastrading. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-sector-confidence-builds-in-run-up-to-Christmas-01762 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-sector-confidence-builds-in-run-up-to-Christmas-01762 Motorists refer to motorway fuel prices as ‘a rip off’, RAC survey finds Motorists havebranded motorway fuel prices as ‘a rip off’, as the RAC finds motorway tariffprices are up to 10p higher than elsewhere. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Motorists-refer-to-motorway-fuel-prices-as-a-rip-off-RAC-survey-finds-01760 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Motorists-refer-to-motorway-fuel-prices-as-a-rip-off-RAC-survey-finds-01760 Hundreds of children are harmed after consuming laundry detergent pods, study shows More than 700U.S children have been hospitalised in two years, after being poisonedby laundry detergent pods. The packets are easily mistaken for toys or sweets and onceconsumed, comas and seizures are amongst the most serious affects. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Hundreds-of-children-are-harmed-after-consuming-laundry-detergent-pods-study-shows-01758 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Hundreds-of-children-are-harmed-after-consuming-laundry-detergent-pods-study-shows-01758 Survey reveals parents’ opinions on vocational qualifications Researchrecently published by The Edge Foundation and City & Guilds, has uncoveredhow parents are making the link between high-quality vocational training andemployability. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-parents-opinions-on-vocational-qualifications-01754 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-parents-opinions-on-vocational-qualifications-01754 Survey finds the most dangerous cities for women using public transport Some of thebiggest cities in the world were surveyed by YouGov and The Thomson ReutersFoundation, to find the most dangerous city for women on public transport. Thefindings showed that public transport is most dangerous for women in threeLatin-American capitals. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-the-most-dangerous-cities-for-women-using-public-transport-01745 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-the-most-dangerous-cities-for-women-using-public-transport-01745 Construction of office space fallen by 17 per cent in six months Findings ofthe latest London Crane Survey show that the volume of office construction inLondon has fallen by 17% to 7.7m square foot this quarter. This is the thirdtime this year that the figure has plummeted. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-of-office-space-fallen-by-17-per-cent-in-six-months-01742 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-of-office-space-fallen-by-17-per-cent-in-six-months-01742 Australian survey shows a six-year high in business conditions In October, aprivate survey by National Australia Bank (NAB), showed that businessconditions have hit a six-year high. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Australian-survey-shows-a-six-year-high-in-business-conditions-01739 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Australian-survey-shows-a-six-year-high-in-business-conditions-01739 15 per cent of homeowners in the UK think their house is haunted, Halloween poll finds A Halloween poll by Ocean Finance has found that 15 per cent of UK homeowners think that their home is haunted. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/15-per-cent-of-homeowners-in-the-UK-think-their-house-is-haunted-Halloween-poll-finds-01730 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/15-per-cent-of-homeowners-in-the-UK-think-their-house-is-haunted-Halloween-poll-finds-01730 Coventry crowned trick-or-treat capital, research finds Coventry has been named the trick-or-treat capital of Britain with a massive 94 per cent of children anticipated to dress up for a night of trick-or-treating. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Coventry-crowned-trick-or-treat-capital-research-finds-01731 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Coventry-crowned-trick-or-treat-capital-research-finds-01731 Research finds profound lack of trust between the public and charities A survey by New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), has shown that over one third of British people have little or no trust in charities. NPC have stated that the findings should be a 'wake-up call' for the not-for-profit sector. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-profound-lack-of-trust-between-the-public-and-charities-01729 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-profound-lack-of-trust-between-the-public-and-charities-01729 Infotainment systems are damaging the reliability of cars, reveals consumer report Consumer Reports' Auto Reliability Survey has shown that drivers are still reporting infotainment trouble in news cars and lorries. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Infotainment-systems-are-damaging-the-reliability-of-cars-reveals-consumer-report-01728 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Infotainment-systems-are-damaging-the-reliability-of-cars-reveals-consumer-report-01728 Research shows that 1 in 8 Australians aren’t able to pay their electricity bill A survey conducted by Ernst & Young, in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, has revealed that 1 in 8 households in Australia cannot afford their electricity bill. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-shows-that-1-in-8-Australians-arent-able-to-pay-their-electricity-bill-01727 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-shows-that-1-in-8-Australians-arent-able-to-pay-their-electricity-bill-01727 Difficult year to come for UK food and drink production Research by OC&C Strategy Consultants has revealed a tough year ahead for UK's 150 largest food and drink producers, due to rising pressure from supermarkets, opposing discounters. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Difficult-year-to-come-for-UK-food-and-drink-production-01711 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Difficult-year-to-come-for-UK-food-and-drink-production-01711 Wider price gap developing between healthy and unhealthy foods Although healthy foods have always been more expensive than unhealthy foods, researchers have found that the price gap between healthy and unhealthy foods has risen to 28.6%, between 2002 and 2012, from a difference of £3.88 in 2002 to £4.99 in 2012. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Wider-price-gap-developing-between-healthy-and-unhealthy-foods-01726 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Wider-price-gap-developing-between-healthy-and-unhealthy-foods-01726 To fund their studies, 61% of students are working during term time A proportion of students are earning £30,000 a year, as around two thirds of students are working to fund their studies. This figure is above average for salaries in the UK. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/To-fund-their-studies-61-of-students-are-working-during-term-time-01725 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/To-fund-their-studies-61-of-students-are-working-during-term-time-01725 Survey suggests that 17,500 men in Northern Ireland pay for sex each year A study conducted by Queen's University, Belfast, has shown that approximately 17,500 men are paying for sex each year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-suggests-that-17500-men-in-Northern-Ireland-pay-for-sex-each-year-01724 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-suggests-that-17500-men-in-Northern-Ireland-pay-for-sex-each-year-01724 Slower growth in domestic and export sales has impacted Scottish manufacturing firms A recent British Chambers of Commerce survey has revealed a decline in manufacturing development in the UK. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Slower-growth-in-domestic-and-export-sales-has-impacted-Scottish-manufacturing-firms-01723 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Slower-growth-in-domestic-and-export-sales-has-impacted-Scottish-manufacturing-firms-01723 Should kids risk their career, 50% of women would consider not having any The belief that having a child may pose a threat to a woman's career is enough to make 50% consider not having a baby. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Should-kids-risk-their-career-50-of-women-would-consider-not-having-any-01722 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Should-kids-risk-their-career-50-of-women-would-consider-not-having-any-01722 Scottish survey shows declining landline use A poll of over 2,000 participants uncovered that more than 1 in 3 people, in Scotland, do not answer their landline in favour of using their mobile phone. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scottish-survey-shows-declining-landline-use-01721 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scottish-survey-shows-declining-landline-use-01721 Scotland’s retail sales figures plummet in September Scottish retail sales have taken a fall by 2.9% in September which is the worst figures since 1999, when records began. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scotlands-retail-sales-figures-plummet-in-September-01720 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scotlands-retail-sales-figures-plummet-in-September-01720 Sales of Halloween products are predicted to reach £240 million this month A study conducted by Mintel has unveiled that Halloween 2014 is expected to beat 2013's sales figures by £10 million. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sales-of-Halloween-products-are-predicted-to-reach-240-million-this-month-01719 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sales-of-Halloween-products-are-predicted-to-reach-240-million-this-month-01719 Research from Waitrose unveils what we are consuming in 2014 A new report from Waitrose has uncovered what shoppers are consuming in 2014. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-from-Waitrose-unveils-what-we-are-consuming-in-2014-01718 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-from-Waitrose-unveils-what-we-are-consuming-in-2014-01718 High street shopping provides an escape from isolation 72% of the North West believes A recent survey, conducted by A-Plan, Wilmslow, suggests that 72% of respondents in the North West believe that interaction, whilst shopping on the high street, helps prevent feeling isolated. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/High-street-shopping-provides-an-escape-from-isolation-72-of-the-North-West-believes-01717 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/High-street-shopping-provides-an-escape-from-isolation-72-of-the-North-West-believes-01717 Concerns surrounding living in Leeds are unveiled by readers of Yorkshire Evening Post More than 2,000 people took part in a survey to reveal their biggest worries about living in Leeds. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Concerns-surrounding-living-in-Leeds-are-unveiled-by-readers-of-Yorkshire-Evening-Post-01716 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Concerns-surrounding-living-in-Leeds-are-unveiled-by-readers-of-Yorkshire-Evening-Post-01716 Worryingly, a third of teenagers meet up with their online ‘friends’ A survey, conducted on behalf of BBC Newsbeat, has revealed that a third of teenagers in the UK have met up with 'friends', who they met online. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Worryingly-a-third-of-teenagers-meet-up-with-their-online-friends-01715 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Worryingly-a-third-of-teenagers-meet-up-with-their-online-friends-01715 59% of people are confused about how much fruit and veg they should consume Research has revealed that 59% of people are confused about Government recommendations for fruit and vegetable consumption. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/59-of-people-are-confused-about-how-much-fruit-and-veg-they-should-consume-01714 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/59-of-people-are-confused-about-how-much-fruit-and-veg-they-should-consume-01714 Research finds top 20 chocolate-loving nations of 2014 With the help of Euromonitor International's 2014 per capita consumption data, ConfectionaryNews has compiled a list of the top 20 chocolate consuming nations. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-top-20-chocolate-loving-nations-of-2014-01712 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-top-20-chocolate-loving-nations-of-2014-01712 Research shows that post-op pain management has improved over the past ten years A new survey has revealed a decrease in American severe post-operative pain within the last decade. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-shows-that-post-op-pain-management-has-improved-over-the-past-ten-years-01710 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-shows-that-post-op-pain-management-has-improved-over-the-past-ten-years-01710 1 in 13 do not own a smoke alarm despite safety risks It has been uncovered, by loans and mortgage provider Ocean Finance, that 1 in 13 people in the United Kingdom do not have a smoke alarm despite them providing crucial forewarnings of fires. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/1-in-13-do-not-own-a-smoke-alarm-despite-safety-risks-01709 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/1-in-13-do-not-own-a-smoke-alarm-despite-safety-risks-01709 Football’s cheapest tickets have risen by 13% since 2011, research finds It seems that protests of football fans, surrounding the rising cost of the game, have gone unnoticed as the average price of the cheapest tickets in England has risen by 13% since 2011. The research, which started in 2011, also revealed that the average cheapest ticket prices have risen at almost double the rate of the cost of living. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Footballs-cheapest-tickets-have-risen-by-13-since-2011-research-finds-01708 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Footballs-cheapest-tickets-have-risen-by-13-since-2011-research-finds-01708 Fast-food outlets used most frequently by Londoners, market research shows Recent food service industry figures demonstrate Londoners visit fast-food outlets and chains more frequently than people across the UK to buy take-out lunch. Although London constitutes 13% of Britain's population, it has a 17% share of 'lunch-to-go'traffic, and 18% of Britain's lunch-to-go spend. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fast-food-outlets-used-most-frequently-by-Londoners-market-research-shows-01707 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fast-food-outlets-used-most-frequently-by-Londoners-market-research-shows-01707 TV stars blamed for irresponsible borrowing, says market research The results of a recent poll, conducted for debt advice and solutions provider, Debt Advisory Centre, has revealed that the majority of participants considered reality TV personalities, celebrities and fictional characters to be influencing people to borrow irresponsibly and in turn, get into debt in order to purchase objects that they cannot really afford. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/TV-stars-blamed-for-irresponsible-borrowing-says-market-research-01706 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/TV-stars-blamed-for-irresponsible-borrowing-says-market-research-01706 Study Shows More Britons are Turning to Home-Made Pet Food Research shows Britain's are purchasing less pet-food, choosing instead to make their own with two fifths (41%) saying they provide their dog with home-made food. Consequentially, dog food sales are down 7% over the past five years from 744 million kg in 2009 to 694 million kg in 2013. Sales forecasts predict another 12% drop to 576 kg between 2014 and 2019. In 2013 the dog food market was valued at £1.1billion, up on the valuation of £993 million in 2009, mainly due to rising prices. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-More-Britons-are-Turning-to-Home-Made-Pet-Food-01705 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-More-Britons-are-Turning-to-Home-Made-Pet-Food-01705 LinkedIn Users Most Charitable with Time and Money, Research Shows More than half (51%) of regular social media users in America said they hear about charity initiatives on social media before any other form of communication, according to a recent SurveyMoney Audience survey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/LinkedIn-Users-Most-Charitable-with-Time-and-Money-Research-Shows-01704 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/LinkedIn-Users-Most-Charitable-with-Time-and-Money-Research-Shows-01704 Mobile Phone Apps Increasing Number of Female Video Gamers, Study Suggests Women make up more than half (52%) of people who have played some form of video game in the last six months - a 3% increase from three years ago (49%), according to a recent study powered by Populus. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Mobile-Phone-Apps-Increasing-Number-of-Female-Video-Gamers-Study-Suggests-01703 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Mobile-Phone-Apps-Increasing-Number-of-Female-Video-Gamers-Study-Suggests-01703 Survey Shows Uncertainty Around Energy Issues Among Brits A recent survey of 2,058 British adults has revealed the nation might not know as much about energy issues as they think. Surprisingly, only a quarter (23%) of respondents were capable of identifying what scientists believe to be the quickest and most effective policy for meeting our energy needs (using less energy) via improving energy efficiency and minimising energy demand. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Uncertainty-Around-Energy-Issues-Among-Brits-01702 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Uncertainty-Around-Energy-Issues-Among-Brits-01702 Majority of Brits Want a Better-Balanced Economy, Research Shows Ahead of the general election campaigns, new figures have revealed voters are desperate for a rebalanced economy as well as a resurgence of British industry to be in the limelight. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Brits-Want-a-Better-Balanced-Economy-Research-Shows-01701 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Brits-Want-a-Better-Balanced-Economy-Research-Shows-01701 Drink Driving Research Finds Women Unsure About Legal Limit A recent study, conducted by financial services and insurance firm Direct Line, has discovered poor knowledge among women when it comes to knowing how much alcohol you can legally consume before driving a vehicle. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Drink-Driving-Research-Finds-Women-Unsure-About-Legal-Limit-01700 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Drink-Driving-Research-Finds-Women-Unsure-About-Legal-Limit-01700 Study Reveals Strains Among Scottish Police and Chief Superintendents A survey conducted last month, by the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents, discovered that one in 10 (11%) Scottish police superintendents and chief superintendents feel bullied in the workplace. The study's latest figure is an increase on the previous year's findings. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Reveals-Strains-Among-Scottish-Police-and-Chief-Superintendents-01699 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Reveals-Strains-Among-Scottish-Police-and-Chief-Superintendents-01699 One Third of Brits Have Not Exercised in the Past Year, Study Shows According to recent research, more than one in five (22%) Britons do not feel fit enough to play sport or exercise around other people. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-Third-of-Brits-Have-Not-Exercised-in-the-Past-Year-Study-Shows-01698 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-Third-of-Brits-Have-Not-Exercised-in-the-Past-Year-Study-Shows-01698 Insurers Pay Out Over £450 Million a Day, Figures Show Insurance companies, on average, pay out around £452 million every day to customers in the UK, according to the Association of British Insurers' (ABI) UK Insurance Key Facts 2014 publication. By far, according to the research, pension and annuity payment companies pay out the largest sum per day, with the ABI's facts indicating the sector shells out £348 million every 24 hours. Approximately £52 million is paid out per day to savers from investment and saving policies, with £17 million forked out to private motorists under motor insurance each day. A hefty £11 million is paid out in property claims, of which £8.1 million is to homeowners and £3 million to business owners, and £8 million worth of payments go out to protection policies, such as critical illness, to help people cope with a serious illness, and life insurance policies to help dependants. Other UK payments made every day include: £7 million to help private health insurance customers receive medical treatment, £7 million to business customers in commercial liability claims, such as employers' liability, and £1 million to travellers under travel insurance. As a key contributor to the UK economy, insurers manage investments of £1.8 trillion - equivalent to one quarter (25%) of the UK's total net worth and equating to £70,000 for every UK household - and contribute nearly £12 billion in taxes to the UK government. Otto Thoreson, ABI's Director General, said: "These remarkable statistics demonstrate the crucial role of the UK insurance industry. Millions of families and businesses rely on insurance products to help them cope with life's uncertainties and plan for the future. "The severe floods earlier this year, when insurers handled over 18,500 claims and paid £450 million to flood victims, further highlighted how vital our industry is in everyday life.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Insurers-Pay-Out-Over-450-Million-a-Day-Figures-Show-01696 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Insurers-Pay-Out-Over-450-Million-a-Day-Figures-Show-01696 Survey Outs England’s Most and Least Popular Tourist Attractions A recent VisitEngland survey has outed England's most and least popular tourist attractions of 2013. The study, which included 1,279 of the nation's attractions, discovered that, with 6,701,036 visitors in 2013 alone, the British Museum was the most popular free tourist attraction, followed by the National Gallery (6,031,574) and the Natural History Museum (5,356,884). Tate Modern (4,884,939), Brighton Pier (estimated 4,000,000), the Science Museum (3,316,000), the Victoria and Albert Museum (3,290,500), the National Portrait Gallery (2,014,636), Old Royal Naval College (1,788,712) and the British Library (1,475,382) made up the remaining top 10 free tourist attractions. The Tower of London (2,894,698 visitors), St Paul's Cathedral (2,138,130) and Westminster Abbey (2,020,637) occupied the top three spots for the most visited paid for attractions, with Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo (1,521,901), Chester Zoo (1,413,936), Windermere Lake Cruises (1,411,995), the Royal Botanic Gardens (1,325,917), ZSL London Zoo (1,294,483), Stonehenge (1,241,296) and the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben (1,041,000) completing the top 10. At the other end of the spectrum, with just six visits throughout the entire year, the Radar Tower in Essex was found to be the least popular tourist destination. The British in India Museum (70) was the second least popular attraction, with North Ings Farm Museum (98) the third. St Andrew's Church (105 visitors), The Gissing Centre (118), Old Buckenham Mill (125), Astley Cheetham Art Gallery (147), Long Crendon Courthouse (153), Barton Ghost Walks (estimate 160) and Calverton Folk Museum (175), all made it into the survey's 10 least popular tourist attractions too. James Berresford, Chief Executive of VisitEngland, told The Independent: 'This survey is open to all attractions to participate, from large attractions attracting thousands of visitors a year, to those with few visitors, but that have local appeal and importance, sometimes even just as well-known local landmarks. At the local level these attractions can make their own unique contribution to the local area, by providing interesting things for visitors to see and do.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Outs-Englands-Most-and-Least-Popular-Tourist-Attractions-01697 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Outs-Englands-Most-and-Least-Popular-Tourist-Attractions-01697 Thai Internet Users Embrace Mobile Technology, Research Shows According to recent research, Internet users in Thailand spend more than three hours a day glued to their mobile phone. Mobile phones are used most frequently late evening, with more than half (52%) of Thai Internet users admitting to using their device at this time of day. The study's findings show that mobile phones are frequently used throughout the day by many: in bed when they wake up (17%); early morning (37%); during lunch (20%); late afternoon (47%); during dinner (17%) and in bed before they sleep (33%). Collectively, Thai Internet users spend 3.1 hours a day on their mobile phone, compared to the 2.6 hours spent watching television, 1.5 hours dedicated to PC/laptop time and 0.7 hours used on tablets. On a weekly basis, among Thai Internet users, accessing social network sites is the most popular form of digital activity, with weekly user figures for this type of recreation one fifth higher in Thailand (86%) than globally (66%). Other popular digital activities for weekly Thai Internet users include: instant messaging or chatting - 62%; playing games via a mobile phone or tablet - 58%; reading news, sports or weather - 34%; watching recorded or on-demand videos online - 29%; researching products before purchasing - 21% and streaming music or radio stations online - 14%. The study also uncovered that, for Thai Internet users, Facebook (87%) is the most popular social networking platform, ahead of YouTube (75%), Google+ (27%), Instagram (20%), Twitter (8%) and Hi5 (5%). Line was elected as the most favoured instant messaging platform by two thirds (66%) of Thai Interntet users, surpassing Facebook Messenger (46%), WhatsApp (10%), Skype (10%), Tango (8%) and WeChat (6%). Joe Webb, Head of Digital, APAC for TNS, said: 'For many people in Thailand, the mobile phone is the primary way to access the Internet. 'Low levels of PC ownership historically has meant that people have embraced everything the mobile Internet has to offer and we are seeing high levels of engagement with diverse services via mobile. In this environment, it's essential for brands to understand how to build a mobile-centric marketing strategy in order to succeed in the longer term.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Thai-Internet-Users-Embrace-Mobile-Technology-Research-Shows-01695 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Thai-Internet-Users-Embrace-Mobile-Technology-Research-Shows-01695 Savings Accounts and ISAs Come with Complicated Rules, Research Shows According to recent research carried out by Which?, around two fifths (39%) of instant-access and cash ISA savings accounts come with rules and restrictions that can prevent people from accessing their savings, or being eligible for the account in the first place. The research, which assessed 285 instant-access and ISA accounts, uncovered that 32 of the 'instant-access' accounts measured limit the number of withdrawals you can make during the year. Furthermore, nine out of the 18 highest paying instant-access or no-notice saving accounts reduced or stopped interest if the account holder made more than the set number of withdrawals per year. Banks such as Danske Bank, First Direct, HSBC and Santander do not allow any additional withdrawals without a penalty. More than two thirds (68%) of the Which? members surveyed said they would expect to be able to withdraw their money from an account branded 'instant-access' whenever they liked, with zero restrictions. Additionally, three of the top 16 highest rates on instant-access accounts (excluding cash ISAs) are only open to savers of a particular age. Moreover, 10 of the 14 top-paying accounts, that have no other restrictions, are internet-only, so those who prefer to bank in person may lose out on the best rate. Other rrestrictions uncovered include accounts that are limited to people who already have a current account with the provider, or who live within a certain area or postcode. The research also discovered that three in 10 (29%) instant-access cash ISAs, including nine of the highest paying 15, do not allow you to transfer your previous year's ISA saving, resulting in customers missing out on higher rates of interest on those savings. Richard Lloyd, Executive Director at Which?, said: 'People often assume 'instant-access' means there are no strings attached, but too often that's not the case and you can't always access your savings without being penalised. Savings providers should be more upfront about the terms and conditions of all their accounts and allow transfers in to new ISAs.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Savings-Accounts-and-ISAs-Come-with-Complicated-Rules-Research-Shows-01694 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Savings-Accounts-and-ISAs-Come-with-Complicated-Rules-Research-Shows-01694 Fewer Pupils Smoking and Drinking than 10 Years Ago, Market Research Shows The latest Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People in England survey has highlighted the changing trends among 11 to 15-year-olds. The findings cross both the education and health and social care sectors. According to the research, when a pupil is in year seven at high school, in a class of 30 students, one in 30 will have tried smoking, however, this figure rises to almost half (13 out of 30) by the time the pupil has reached year 11. In 2001, one in 10 young people said they smoked at least once a week, but, in 2013, this figure dropped to one in 30, highlighting an evident change in trend. Furthermore, the survey discovered that 16% of young people who live with three or more smokers are regular smokers themselves, compared to just 2% of those who live in a non-smoking household. Similarly to smoking, fewer young people are drinking alcohol now than they were 10 years ago, according to the research. In 2003, in a group of 30 pupils aged between 11 and 15, 18 of them will have tried an alcoholic drink, in 2013, however, this number dropped to 12. When young people are in year seven, almost four fifths (77%) of those who drink, do so with their parents, with around one fifth (22%) consuming alcohol with their friends. By the time pupils reach year 11 though, just one sixth (15%) drink with their parents, with the remaining 85% boozing with their friends. Gender-wise, typically, the majority of males (63%) consumed beer or cider. Girls, on the other hand, showed more variety, with a fairly even split between beer and cider (30%), wine (25%) and spirits (22%). The final element of the study - drugs - uncovered that in a class of 30 students aged between 11 and 15, five of them will have tried drugs at least once. More than one quarter (28%) of the pupils questioned said they had been offered drugs at least once. And, finally, around one in 10 (9%) of the survey's participants said they thought it was okay to try cannabis, three in 10 (31%) thought trying a cigarette was alright and more than half (53%) believed trying alcohol was acceptable. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fewer-Pupils-Smoking-and-Drinking-than-10-Years-Ago-Market-Research-Shows-01693 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fewer-Pupils-Smoking-and-Drinking-than-10-Years-Ago-Market-Research-Shows-01693 Retail Sector Continues to Post Solid Growth Figures, Survey Shows The retail sector has continued to post solid growth figures in terms of sales volumes in the year to September, according to the Confederation of British Industries (CBI) monthly Distributive Trades Survey. The study, which was conducted with 123 respondents, discovered that almost half (48%) of retailers said their sales volumes had increased, compared to less than one fifth (17%) who said they fell, giving it an overall balance of +31%. Department stores (+100%) incurred the strongest growth, with footwear and leather (+61%) and furniture and carpet (+81%) retailers posting strong gains too. Furthermore, one third (33%) of the retailers questioned said that their orders were up, compared to around one sixth (15%) who said they fell, giving this area a balance of +19%. More than two fifths (42%) of the survey's participants said they expect sales volumes to increase in the year to October, while 16% said they predict they will fall. In addition, six in 10 (60%) wholesalers said that sales volumes increased in the year to October, with less than one in 10 (8%) stating they had fallen, giving it a collective balance of +53% - the highest recorded since December 2012. According to CBI's research, sales in the wholesale sector are expected to grow at a similar pace in the year to October. And, finally, almost half (46%) of the motor traders questioned said that their sales volumes increased in the year to October, with slightly less (41%) saying they fell, giving the industry a balance marginally over neutral (+5%). As a result, sales volumes for motor traders are expected to fall next month to -20%. Rain Newton-Smith, CBI's Director of Economics, said: "Solid growth continues on the high street, with most sectors doing decent business and department stores performing particularly well. However, the pace of growth in the grocery sector tailed off significantly compared with the previous survey. "Retailers are expecting sales to grow again next month, but at a steadier pace." http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-Sector-Continues-to-Post-Solid-Growth-Figures-Survey-Shows-01692 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-Sector-Continues-to-Post-Solid-Growth-Figures-Survey-Shows-01692 Majority of Brits Support ISIS Air Strikes, Market Research Survey Shows A survey, which was released hours before the British government announced it would take part in air strikes against the Islamic State, has outlined the public's perception of the military action going on in Iraq. Of the 1,972 British adults who were questioned between September 24-25, four fifths (81%) said they approved of the RAF dropping humanitarian supplies to people who have fled Islamic State/ISIS forces - 60+ year-olds (88%) were most likely to hold this view, and 18 to 24-year-olds (70%) were least likely. Less than one in 10 (7%) disapproved and around one sixth (15%) said they did not know. Almost two thirds (64%) of the survey's participants said they approved of the US' air strikes to prevent the killing of the religious minorities and to protect American personnel in the region - men (74%) were one fifth more likely to approve this than women (54%). More than one fifth (22%) said they were unsure and 14% said they disapproved. Furthermore, when asked if they approved or disapproved of the RAF taking part in the air strike operations against the Islamic State/ISIS, around three fifths (57%) said they were in favour - again, men (69%) were notably more likely to support the idea than women (45%). Almost one quarter (24%) said they disapproved and the remaining one fifth (19%) said they did not know. And, finally, more than six in 10 (62%) said they supported the US' air strikes on Islamic State/ISIS forces and bases in Syria to weaken them and push them back - 60+ year-olds (70%) were the most likely to support the US' air strikes, and 18 to 24-year-olds (54%) were least likely. Almost one quarter (24%) said they were unsure when asked the question, and around one sixth (15%) said they disapproved of the strikes. The research in this insight was conducted by YouGov. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Brits-Support-ISIS-Air-Strikes-Market-Research-Survey-Shows-01691 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Brits-Support-ISIS-Air-Strikes-Market-Research-Survey-Shows-01691 Charities Falling Behind in Modern Technology Advertising, Shows Research Charities are still not exploiting advances in technology and continue to spend the bulk of their advertising budget on direct mail, new research has shown. 'Ad Infinitum', compiled by research consultancy nfpSynergy, also reveals that one in every £34 spent on advertising comes from charities and spending on TV continues to rise. The research shows that charities spent £394m on advertising in 2013, nearly three fifths (61%) of which went on direct mail. Despite internet advertising being worth 46% of the total UK advertising market, charities continue to resist it. Internet ads represented just 2% of charities' advertising spend last year, a figure that has barely risen from the 1% recorded in 2006. TV spending is one of the few areas consistently rising in charity advertising. It now occupies one fifth (20%) of their budget (77.1m), up from 7.8% (£23.2m) in 2006. It has traditionally occupied around 28% of overall spending in the UK market. Other spending, such as radio (3%), press (9%) and outdoor (2%), has barely changed for charities and door drops are still way behind direct mail on just 2%. Charities also avoid the silver screen, with cinemas always representing their lowest spend on advertising. Joe Saxton, nfpSynergy's Driver of Ideas, said: 'Charities represent around 3% of the advertising market, which is a sobering reminder for those who want to use awareness advertising. What is also interesting is that although charities are increasing their spending on TV, they continue to resist internet advertising when it continues to boom in other sectors. Is this because charities are way behind in terms of technology? Or is internet advertising an extravagant use of money for few benefits and charities are just more frugal?' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Charities-Falling-Behind-in-Modern-Technology-Advertising-Shows-Research-01690 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Charities-Falling-Behind-in-Modern-Technology-Advertising-Shows-Research-01690 Digital Advertising Revenues Remain Elevated for UK Publishers, Study Shows Digital advertising research shows revenues from UK publishers were up 9.1% in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter in 2013, according to recent research conducted by Deloitte and the Association of Online Publishers (AOP). Collectively, revenue generated from mobile and tablet subscriptions and advertising were the fastest growing revenue stream for digital publishers, jumping from 60.8% in quarter one (Q1) of 2014, to 69.2% in quarter two (Q2). The research's findings suggest users lean towards a bigger screen experience for quality publications, with tablets making up three fifths (60%) of the total mobile revenues made in the second quarter of 2014. With a 69.2% change, mobiles (including subscriptions) presented the steepest increase in advertising revenue growth between Q2 in 2013 and Q2 in 2014. Desktop video (23.2%), recruitment (18.7%), display (5.3%) and classified (9.5%) also witnessed notable advertising revenue growths over the same timeframe. Sponsorship (-14.2%) was the only area to incur negative growth figures. Howard Davies, Media Partner at Deloitte, said: 'Publishers continue to embrace mobile as a platform and they are being rewarded with strong growth figures. We are seeing online publishers embracing flexible pricing options to make the most of this growing revenue stream. 'The growth rates in the core advertising categories reflect a maturing market. Whilst mobile advertising continues to grow strongly, the challenge remains to develop revenues at a higher level per impression.' Furthermore, according to the AOP's Sentiment Index Report, which questioned AOP board members on how they anticipate the market to perform over the coming 12 months, three fifths (60%) of its respondents are more optimistic about the financial prospects for their company compared to three months ago - significantly higher than the average found throughout the wider industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Digital-Advertising-Revenues-Remain-Elevated-for-UK-Publishers-Study-Shows-01689 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Digital-Advertising-Revenues-Remain-Elevated-for-UK-Publishers-Study-Shows-01689 Survey Shows Oil and Gas Industry is Benefitting From Rising Salaries The oil and gas sector has continued to benefit from increasing salaries over the last 12 months, according to Nigel Wright's 2014 UK Oil and Gas Salary Survey. The research's results show that the average salary for oil and gas employees has now reached £80,000 - this ranges from up to £250,000 for senior management level workers down to £30,000 for non-management level staff. The survey, which polled 1,000+ oil and gas workers in the first quarter of 2014, also discovered that more than half (55%) of its respondents were planning on changing jobs within the next year and a half, with around half of this figure having only been with their current employer for less than two years. The comprehensive survey covered a range of oil and gas sub-sectors, including: engineering; supply chain; planning; health and safety; sales and marketing; business development; finance and human resources. The study's findings uncovered evident gender imbalance, with just over one in 10 (12%) of the poll's 1,000+ respondents female. The research also discovered that three fifths (60%) of its sample were educated to degree level. Furthermore, three quarters (75%) of the survey's participants said they received a company performance related bonus as part of their pay package, with two fifths (40%) stating they are given both company and personal bonuses. According to the study's results, pay does somewhat relate to the amount of hours which are worked, with support staff found to work an average of 43 hours a week, compared to the 53 hours input on average by senior management level staff. Anthony Broadhead, Managing Consultant for Nigel Wright's Energy Division, said: 'Skills shortages, not just in the UK, but in the global energy industry, are a factor in driving up wages as companies have to pay premium salaries to attract and retain staff. 'However, the industry is trying to address the skills issue through greater investment in apprenticeships and by retraining engineers from other industries, which can help increase the pool of available workers and better control costs.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Oil-and-Gas-Industry-is-Benefitting-From-Rising-Salaries-01688 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Oil-and-Gas-Industry-is-Benefitting-From-Rising-Salaries-01688 Majority of Brits Support Labour’s New Policies, Poll Shows A recently conducted survey has uncovered the public's opinion on several of the Labour party's new policies. Of the 2,141 British adults questioned, the majority (54%) said they would support the Labour party's initiative to freeze the level of child benefit until 2017 - one third (33%) said they 'tend to support' and one fifth (21%) said they 'strongly support.' In contrast, one third said they either 'tend to oppose' (21%) or 'strongly oppose' (12%). When asked about the Labour Party's policy idea to means-test the winter fuel payment for pensioners so it no longer goes to the richest 5% of pensioners, three quarters (75%) of the survey's respondents said they were in favour of this, compared to less than one fifth (18%) who were against it. Furthermore, around seven in 10 (72%) said they backed Labour's plans to introduce a new tax on properties worth over £2million - more than two fifths (42%) 'strongly supported' this, and three in 10 (30%) said they 'tend to support' it. At the other end of the spectrum, just under one fifth (18%) said they disapproved of this proposed policy - just over one in 10 (11%) stated they 'tend to oppose' and 7% 'strongly opposed.' And, finally, when questioned about the Labour Party's strategy to increase the top rates of income tax to 50p for income over £150,000, almost two thirds (65%) said they supported the proposed action - almost two fifths (38%) said they 'strongly support' the plan, and more than one quarter (27%) said they 'tend to support it.' Conversely, just under one quarter (23%) said they opposed the idea - around one sixth (15%) said they 'tend to oppose' and less than one in 10 (8%) 'strongly opposed.' This research in this insight was conducted by YouGov. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Brits-Support-Labours-New-Policies-Poll-Shows-01687 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Brits-Support-Labours-New-Policies-Poll-Shows-01687 Heathrow Airport Viewed Positively by Most, Market Research Shows A recent study, conducted to gauge the public's opinion on Heathrow Airport, has discovered that the majority of respondents viewed the development positively. Of the 9,670 people surveyed over a two-week period, a net total of three fifths (59%) said, based on what they have seen, read and heard, they had a positive impression of the airport. Around one third (34%) had a neutral outlook and just one in 20 (6%) perceived Heathrow Airport negatively. Heathrow currently has two runways which, as it stands, operate at maximum capacity. The government is considering whether or not to allow the airport to build a third runway to increase its capacity and, when questioned on this, almost half (49%) of the survey's respondents were in favour - around three in 10 (28%) 'strongly supported' the plan and one fifth (21%) 'somewhat supported' it. A net total of almost one third (32%) said they opposed the proposed new development, with just under one fifth (18%) neither supporting or opposing. Furthermore, almost two thirds (64%) of the study's respondents said their local MP opposing Heathrow's expansion would have no impact on whether or not they voted for that candidate in the next election. However, almost one fifth (17%) said it would make them more likely to vote for them at the next election - around one in 10 (9%) said 'a bit more likely' and 8% said 'much more likely.' Conversely, a similar percentage (18%) said their local MP opposing the initiative would make them less likely to vote for them - one in 10 (10%) said 'much less likely' and 8% said 'a bit less likely.' Moreover, one quarter (25%) of the survey's participants said their local MP supporting Heathrow Airport's expansion would make them more likely to vote for them at the next election, compared to the 14% who said it would make them less likely to elect them. Six in 10 (60%) respondents said their local MP supporting the airport's plan would have no impact on their voting intention. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Heathrow-Airport-Viewed-Positively-by-Most-Market-Research-Shows-01686 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Heathrow-Airport-Viewed-Positively-by-Most-Market-Research-Shows-01686 Majority of MPs Think Generous Salaries are Unacceptable in Charities, Survey Shows Almost half (47%) of MPs think it is unacceptable for charities to pay highly positioned members of staff salaries over £100,000 a year, compared to around one third (35%) who thought it was appropriate. The survey also questioned 480 charity staff and discovered that, in contrast, almost half (47%) thought salaries in excess of £100,000 were acceptable, with around two fifths (38%) opposing the generous earnings. When the question was changed and challenged MPs (154 collectively) and charity staff on salaries over £200,000 a year, seven in 10 (70%) charity staff and more than three quarters (77%) of MPs opposed. Around one sixth (16%) of charity workers and 13% of the MPs surveyed believed salaries over £200,000 were acceptable. Furthermore, more than one quarter (27%) of the general public said they would be confident a charity would spend their donation well if they weren't paying members of staff over £100,000 per year. The study also revealed that almost nine in 10 (89%) Conservative MPs think it is acceptable for charities to provide frontline services instead of the government, with just over half (56%) of Labour MPs concurring. Just one in 20 (5%) Conservative MPs opposed this approach, compared to the three in 10 (30%) Labour MPs who disagreed. In addition, almost half (46%) of charity workers think that charities do a better job than the government at delivering public services, with more than two fifths (43%) in favour of more public services being delivered by charities. And, finally, the survey's findings showed that around one fifth (18%) of Conservative MPs think charities should pay its trustees, compared to more than one third (36%) of Labour MPs. More than half (51%) of the general public are against this idea. Tim Harrison, nfpsynergy's Head of Professional Audiences, said: 'With an election less than nine months away, these findings give us an insight into the role MPs believe charities will play in the next Parliament. With a Conservative majority, we can certainly expect to see charities being offered more frontline service contracts. It is a policy that plays well with the sector and we can expect to see it in the Conservative manifesto.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-MPs-Think-Generous-Salaries-are-Unacceptable-in-Charities-Survey-Shows-01685 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-MPs-Think-Generous-Salaries-are-Unacceptable-in-Charities-Survey-Shows-01685 MPs Split on Whether Charities Should Challenge Government, Study Shows A recent study has shown political divide when it comes to whether or not charities should be allowed to challenge the government and political parties. The survey, which questioned 154 MPs, discovered that around two fifths of Conservative MPs think it is acceptable for charities to challenge the policies of the government, compared to the 39% who said it was unacceptable. Furthermore, just less than two fifths (37%) of Conservative MPs felt that charities should be able to challenge the policies of political parties, with almost half (46%) opposing this idea. When asked the same question for state-funded charities, just one sixth (16%) were in favour of them challenging political parties' policies, compared to the seven in 10 (71%) who were against it. In contrast, almost nine in 10 (86%) Labour MPs were in favour of charities challenging the government and political parties, with around three quarters (73%) supporting the idea of state-funded charities challenging the government too. The survey's findings highlighted that MPs were much more comfortable with charities getting involved by holding parliamentary receptions - 91% of Conservative participants and 89% of Labour respondents were in favour of this. And, finally, the majority of MPs said they were happy with charities highlighting the effects of a policy on their beneficiaries. However, Labour MPs (86%) were around one fifth more likely to support this that Conservative MPs (68%). Tim Harrison, nfpsynergy's Head of Professional Audiences, said: 'Although Labour MPs are unsurprisingly very supportive when in Opposition, there is a fine line that Conservative MPs do not want to see charities cross. Any sight of challenging government policy or entering party politics is not acceptable to them. 'These are the rather narrow confines within which charities must operate when interacting with the current coalition government. It again highlights the need for neutral, evidence-based campaigns that can be shown to be based on fact, not politics.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/MPs-Split-on-Whether-Charities-Should-Challenge-Government-Study-Shows-01677 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/MPs-Split-on-Whether-Charities-Should-Challenge-Government-Study-Shows-01677 Malaysians Becoming Increasingly Socially Engaged, Study Shows According to recent research, Malaysians have become one of the most socially engaged markets in the world. According to the study's findings, more than three fifths (62%) of Internet users in Malaysia access their social media accounts on a daily basis - one fifth more than the global average (42%). In addition, that majority of Malaysians (52%) said they use instant messaging every day. For more than one third of Malaysians, their mobile phone is the first face they see in the morning, with 35% of the survey's respondents admitting they reach for their mobile phone before they even get out of bed, with a similar percentage (34%) saying they use their phone at night, in bed, before they go to sleep. This handset obsession equates to around four and a half hours of leisure time for Internet users in Malaysia spent on their phone every day. Around three fifths (59%) of Malaysian Internet users said they spend most of their time on social media channels, with a similar proportion (58%) frequently using their mobile phone to send personal emails. The survey's findings discovered that almost nine in 10 (88%) Malaysian Internet users visit Facebook weekly, with almost half (48%) electing it their favourite social platform. In terms of weekly users, YouTube (76%), WhatsApp (72%), Facebook Messenger (71%), WeChat (61%) and Google+ (52%) also featured highly among Malaysian Internet users' preferred channels. Other platforms with reasonable weekly user levels include: Line (43%), Instagram (36%), Skype (36%), Twitter (30%), Yahoo! Messenger (30%), Viber (21%), LinkedIn (16%), Tumblr (16%) and Snapchat (12%). Social media isn't the only reason Malaysians go online though, more than three fifths (62%) use the Internet to watch on-demand videos, with almost half (47%) streaming music or radio every week and just over two fifths (44%) watching paid TV or movies online every week. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Malaysians-Becoming-Increasingly-Socially-Engaged-Study-Shows-01684 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Malaysians-Becoming-Increasingly-Socially-Engaged-Study-Shows-01684 Research With Senior Decision Makers in Energy Companies DJS Research Ltd is conducting some research to understand what energy suppliers believe are the main barriers to them providing things such as great customer experience, reducing switching times, accurate bills etc. We would like to know how much of this you believe is down to legacy and sheer scale in terms of the larger suppliers and what if any barriers exist for smaller, newer entrants to the market. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-With-Senior-Decision-Makers-in-Energy-Companies-01683 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-With-Senior-Decision-Makers-in-Energy-Companies-01683 Chemical Industry Embracing Sustainability, Study Shows The majority of companies in the chemical industry have embraced sustainability, according to a recent survey conducted by Genomatica and ICIS. Of the 958 respondents who were included in the study, three in 10 (31%) said promoting or marketing sustainable products were in the their top business priorities in terms of sustainability, with around one fifth (18%) stating taking an active lead on sustainability issues and engaging sustainability-conscious customers at a business level were among their key considerations. A further one in 10 (10%) said the ability to respond to questions about their position on sustainability was a top business priority, with marginally less (9%) saying they would be focusing on raising the public profile of sustainability. However, just over one in 10 (11%) said sustainability was not a priority in their company. The remaining 2% responded with 'other.' When questioned on the level of interest they had received from customers in sustainably produced chemicals, around two fifths (44%) said interest levels had 'stayed the same.' One quarter (26%) stated they were 'slightly greater now' and one in 10 (10%) said interest levels for sustainably produced chemicals were 'much greater now.' However, one fifth announced interest levels had decreased - 13% said they were 'slightly lower now' and 7% said 'much lower now.' Furthermore, three in 10 (31%) of the companies surveyed said they were already offering more sustainable versions of chemicals, a further one in seven (14%) plan to offer more sustainable products within the next year and more than one quarter (27%) intend to offer more sustainable versions in the next one to two years. In contrast, 13% said they do not plan to offer more sustainable versions, with the remaining one sixth (16%) unsure. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Chemical-Industry-Embracing-Sustainability-Study-Shows-01682 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Chemical-Industry-Embracing-Sustainability-Study-Shows-01682 Sports and Energy Drink Market Research Shows Brits Use Them To Combat Tiredness According to recent research, the majority of Britons (54%) say they often feel tired, with this figure rising to three fifths (60%) for women alone. Furthermore, three quarters (75%) of Brits said they are more fun to be around when they are feeling energetic, with almost two thirds (64%) admitting they get irritated easily when they're feeling tired. It appears many Brits have tried to combat their frequent tiredness with sports and energy drinks, with six in 10 (61%) having consumed a sports drink and almost half (46%) knocking back an energy drink in the past year. When it comes to energy drinks, however, almost eight in 10 (77%) said they would like clearer information on what the different ingredients in the energy drinks do, and around two fifths (43%) said they would be interested in trying energy drinks made with all natural ingredients in the future. For sports drinks, around seven in 10 (72%) would like to see clearer information on the packaging detailing what each ingredient in the sports drink does, and more than two fifths (44%) would also be interested in sampling all natural ingredient versions. Around three fifths (62%) of the Brits surveyed said it would be a good move by supermarkets to impose age limits on the purchase of energy drinks, with more than two thirds (69%) admitting it is hard to know what is a safe amount of energy drinks to consumer per day. In addition, one fifth (21%) of the study's participants believe sports drinks are only beneficial to athletes, and a further seven in 10 (68%) said they find it hard to tell if sports drinks actually work. And, finally, according to the survey's findings, the majority of Brits consume sports and energy drinks at home. David Zhang, Research Analyst at Mintel, said: 'The high proportion of consumers wanting to understand how energy drink ingredients work offers a way for brands to differentiate themselves in the market by highlighting the ingredients used. Also, as functional claims are highly regulated, this interest suggests scope for brands to move the focus onto the various ingredients or the unique formula of their drinks in their marketing campaigns.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sports-and-Energy-Drink-Market-Research-Shows-Brits-Use-Them-To-Combat-Tiredness-01681 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sports-and-Energy-Drink-Market-Research-Shows-Brits-Use-Them-To-Combat-Tiredness-01681 Market Research Survey Outlines Top Reasons for Buying a New Car According to recent research, the most common reason for purchasing a new car among drivers in the UK is the desire to drive something 'new' or 'different.' Of the 1,000+ UK drivers surveyed, almost half (45%) said wanting to 'drive something new or different' was the reason behind buying a new car, despite recent rising inflation and slower wage growth. Drivers in Yorkshire were most likely to change their car for something 'new' and 'different', with almost three fifths (57%) of drivers in this region giving this as a reason behind their decision to buy a new car. For two fifths (43%) of the survey's respondents, the main reason behind purchasing a new car was a genuine need to replace a vehicle that was considered to be beyond economical repair. Around three in 10 (31%) stated cutting the running costs of their car and saving money was the driving force behind their decision to invest in a new vehicle. Over 55's (36%) were most likely to cite this as a reason, compared to just one fifth (20%) of 18 to 24-year-olds. Furthermore, according to the study's findings, around two fifths (37%) of UK drivers replace their car every five years, with around one fifth (19%) upgrading their vehicle every two years. Around one sixth (15%) said they changed motors every eight years, one in 10 (10%) said every 10 years and one fifth (20%) said they had no fixed car-buying pattern. Younger drivers, aged between 18 and 24, change their vehicle most regularly with almost half (47%) doing so every two years. Approximately one quarter of the drivers in Wales (26%) and Scotland (23%) change cars more regularly than anyone else - every two years. Andrew Ballard, Principal Consultant at Experian Automotive, said: 'A reluctance to take on additional financial responsibilities has reflected the mood among car buyers for a long time, but we have seen both used and new cars sales grow significantly over the past year. While running costs still play a role, a desire for change came out as a bigger driver. For the motor industry, this research highlights the need to understand who is looking to change, and for what reasons, so that they can better meet the needs of those car buyers and create lasting relationships. 'Factors such as cutting current costs down or reluctance to take on additional financial responsibilities reflect the current mood among a growing number of car buyers.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Outlines-Top-Reasons-for-Buying-a-New-Car-01680 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Outlines-Top-Reasons-for-Buying-a-New-Car-01680 Media Professionals Consume Most Caffeine, Market Research Finds A recent survey has found that journalists and media staff sit in the profession that consumes the highest amount of caffeine. The study suggests that those in more stressful jobs consume more caffeine to get them through the day, with the highest consumers drinking more than four cups during a single day. According to Pressat's survey, the top 10 professions for coffee drinking are: 1. Journalists and media staff 2. Police officers 3. Teachers 4. Plumbers and trade workers 5. Nurses and medical staff 6. Company executives 7. Telesales 8. IT technical support 9. Retail staff 10. Drivers Of the 10,000 professionals surveyed, around five sixths (85%) admitted they drink at least three cups of coffee per working day, with seven in 10 (70%) stating their working ability would be inhibited without their daily dose of caffeine. Furthermore, according to the survey's findings, six in 10 (62%) of its respondents were not aware of the health risks, such as strokes, anxiety and heart problems, drinking copious amounts of coffee can cause. In addition, it was found that men drink marginally more coffee than women. Peter Rogers, Professor of Biological Psychology and Bristol University and an industry expert on caffeine, told the Daily Mail: 'People who consume caffeine regularly will become dependent on it - if you take caffeine away from them, they will function below par. 'They just don't function normally without the drug on board. If it's your first tea or coffee of the day, it gets you back to normal, but beyond that you don't get much more of a kick.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Media-Professionals-Consume-Most-Caffeine-Market-Research-Finds-01679 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Media-Professionals-Consume-Most-Caffeine-Market-Research-Finds-01679 Survey Finds Arguing and Loud Voices Top Neighbour Nuisances A recently published survey has uncovered residents'pet peeves when it comes to nuisance neighbours. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Arguing-and-Loud-Voices-Top-Neighbour-Nuisances-01678 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Arguing-and-Loud-Voices-Top-Neighbour-Nuisances-01678 Survey Shows Small Businesses are More Confident Than Ever Small businesses in the UK are more confident than ever, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Small Business Index. For the third quarter of 2014, the FSB Index reached +41 points - the first time sentiment has reached this level with every sector recording a positive outlook for the upcoming three months. Of the 2,137 small businesses who responded to the survey, six in 10 (61%) said they expected to grow in the forthcoming three months, with around one in 10 (11%) predicting a rapid growth spurt over the same period of time. This is now the seventh consecutive year small businesses have been optimistic about their outlook. Regionally, the South East is the most positive area in the UK with a confidence score of +52 points, and in the latest edition of the Index the North East put down the greatest gains compared to a year ago. One third (33%) of the businesses surveyed expect their turnover to grow in the next quarter and almost one fifth (17%) expect profits to rise too. Financial services remain the most confident sector (+62), while most improvement was witnessed in health and social work, and in the hospitality industry. Recruitment intentions are at an all-time high, with a net balance of +5% of small businesses having increased their staff-count in the third quarter of 2014 - a trend that is predicted to continue in the next quarter too. John Allan, National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, said: "We're seeing record breaking confidence from our members which suggests small firms will continue to spearhead the UK's recovery. We want policy makers to lock in this optimism and continue to back the self employed and small businesses. As we head in to party conference season, we'll be looking to all the political parties to spell out what they will do to encourage job creation, investment and reward entrepreneurs in the next Parliament." http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Small-Businesses-are-More-Confident-Than-Ever-01676 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Small-Businesses-are-More-Confident-Than-Ever-01676 Fewer Americans Avoiding Health Insurance, Survey Finds The number of Americans without health insurance has fallen, according to the National Health Interview Survey. The study, which was conducted with 27,000 Americans, discovered that in the first quarter of 2014, 13.1% (41 million) of its respondents were not covered by health insurance - an 8% decline from the figures retrieved from the first quarter of 2013. Children under the age of 18 (6.6%) were less likely to be without health insurance than 18 to 64-year-olds (18.4%). Furthermore, almost one quarter (24.3%) of the study's 18 to 64-year-old respondents admitted they had been uninsured for at least part of the year, with this figure dropping to one in 10 (10.4%) for participants under 18. Less than one sixth (14%) of 18 to 64-year-olds said they had been uninsured for more than a year, with significantly less under-18's (3.4%) confessing the same. The study also highlighted that private coverage was more popular among 18 to 64-year-olds (65.6%) than under-18's (51.7%), with public coverage showing reversed results - around two fifths (43%) of under-18's had public coverage, compared to 17.1% of 18 to 64-year-olds. Larry Levitt, a director at the Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance at the Kaiser Family Foundation, said: 'Regardless of what you think of the [Affordable Care Act], there should be no doubt at this point that the law is increasing the number of people insured.' He added that this survey's findings 'dramatically understate the effect' of the law. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fewer-Americans-Avoiding-Health-Insurance-Survey-Finds-01675 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fewer-Americans-Avoiding-Health-Insurance-Survey-Finds-01675 Identity Should Remain Anonymous in Sexual Abuse Trials Unless Guilty, Brits Say According to a recent survey, the majority of Britons believe people who are accused of sexual abuse crimes should only have their identity revealed if they are found to be guilty. Of the 1,704 British adults questioned, six in 10 (61%) agreed with the above statement - age and gender appeared to have little effect on people's views. Around one quarter (26%) said people who are accused of sexual abuse crimes should have their identity revealed only if they are charged - 18 to 24-year-olds (18%) were least likely to agree with this, and 60+ year-olds (31%) were most likely to concur. Furthermore, less than one in 10 (7%) thought people who are accused of sexual abuse crimes should have their identity revealed once they are accused - UKIP voters (10%) and 60+ year-olds (11%) were most likely to hold this view. One in 20 (5%) responded by saying they 'don't know,' and 1% said people who are accused of sexual abuse crimes should never have their identity revealed - Liberal Democrat voters (3%) and Scottish residents (3%) were slightly more inclined to agree with this statement. When questioned about the BBC's recent coverage of police officers searching Cliff Richard's home following sexual abuse allegations made against him, more than seven in 10 (72%) of the survey's respondents said they were wrong to broadcast this coverage. Around one sixth (15%) said the BBC were right to air the coverage and 13% said they did not know. The research in this insight was conducted by YouGov. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Identity-Should-Remain-Anonymous-in-Sexual-Abuse-Trials-Unless-Guilty-Brits-Say-01674 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Identity-Should-Remain-Anonymous-in-Sexual-Abuse-Trials-Unless-Guilty-Brits-Say-01674 Unwanted Sexual Advances Common in Universities, Market Research Finds One in four university students have experienced unwelcome sexual advances - defined as inappropriate touching and groping - according to the National Student Union's (NUS) survey. For women alone, however, this figure rose to almost two fifths (37%). The study, which was conducted with 2,000 male and female university students, also revealed that around one third of its participants said they had received unwanted sexual comments about their body - this was notably higher for women (37%) than men (12%). Just under one third of the survey's respondents stated they had witnessed a student being harassed based on their gender, with two thirds admitting they had been a bystander to unwanted sexual comments. Three quarters (75%) of the students questioned said they had heard of online communities such as 'Unilad' and 'Lad Bible', with more than six in 10 (63%) of the survey's female respondents putting the misrepresentation of women down to such sites. More than half of the study's participants believed women students were more vulnerable than men. And, finally, six in 10 (60%) students said they did not know of any codes of conduct held by the university they attend which forbid or deter sexual conversations, sexual comments, unwelcome sexual advances, group intimidation and verbal harassment. Toni Pearce, NUS President, said: 'These stats show that harassment is rife on campus, but we still keep hearing from universities that there is no fear, no intimidation, no problem - well this new research says otherwise. 'Our Lad Culture National Strategy Team that includes students, students unions, and a range of external stakeholders, is launching a pilot scheme for five to 10 UK unions that will assess what lad culture looks like on their campus, and what is currently in place to tackle lad culture.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Unwanted-Sexual-Advances-Common-in-Universities-Market-Research-Finds-01673 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Unwanted-Sexual-Advances-Common-in-Universities-Market-Research-Finds-01673 Survey Shows Majority of Midwestern Americans Support Renewable Energy According to a recent survey, the majority of Midwestern-based Americans believe that renewable energy, such as wind and solar power, is a reliable, affordable option that creates a steady stream of good jobs. The study, which was conducted with 2,477 residents from Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin, discovered that three in 10 (29%) people thought immediate action needed to be taken to tackle global warming, with marginally less (28%) believing 'some action' should be taken. One quarter (25%) said not enough is known about global warming and that more research is required before action is taken, and 15% said concern about global warming is unwarranted. Collectively, three in 10 (30%) of the survey's participants agreed their state currently generates more electricity than it can use, with more than one third (36%) disagreeing and the remaining 34% unsure. Ohio residents were most likely to agree with this statement and Michigan citizens were more inclined to disagree. Furthermore, the overwhelming majority (95%) of participants said they would support increasing use of energy efficiency to help meet their state's future needs - three quarters (76%) strongly supported this and one fifth (19%) somewhat supported. Most respondents also supported the increasing use of solar energy (91%), wind energy (87%), natural gas (88%), hydropower (84%), coal (55%), nuclear (54%) and biomass (50%). In addition, almost four fifths (79%) of the survey's respondents rejected the idea that wind turbines were harmful to public health - people in Iowa (87%) were most likely to think turbines were not harmful, with residents in Wisconsin (21%) least likely to agree. And, finally, participants thought the below phrases described renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, well: • Allow us to be more self-reliant for energy - 86% • Will help to make our energy supply more secure - 81% • Reliable - 80% • An increasing source of good jobs - 75% • Affordable - 72% • The best power source for our state - 69% • Increasingly able to replace coal and fossil fuels - 63% (NB: Percentage relates to the number of participants who believe the statement describes renewable energy either 'very well' or 'somewhat well.') The research in this study was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Majority-of-Midwestern-Americans-Support-Renewable-Energy-01672 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Majority-of-Midwestern-Americans-Support-Renewable-Energy-01672 Majority of Brits aged Over 50 Want Their Funeral to be a Celebration, Survey Finds According to recent research, the majority of Britons aged over 50 like the idea of a funeral being a celebration of their life as opposed to the traditional, more solemn, ceremony. Almost seven in 10 (68%) preferred the idea of their funeral being more of a celebration, with this figure rising to more than three quarters (76%) for women aged 50 to 64. Around two thirds (64%) of Brits aged 50+ said they are happy to talk about the type of funeral they desire , however, 13% of 75+ year-olds said they found this type of subject awkward to discuss. Collectively, one fifth (21%) said they wouldn't want to talk about their funeral arrangements because it is a private matter. The average cost of a basic funeral in the UK currently stands at £3,609, with the market forecast to be worth over £2billion in 2014 - up half a billion from 2009's figure (£1.5billion). Furthermore, one third of the Britons included in Mintel's survey said they had been solely or mainly responsible for organising a funeral in the last 10 years, with around one sixth (17%) having helped out or given advice. However, more than half (53%) have not been involved in any aspect of a funeral arrangement in the past 10 years. Six in 10 (60%) Brits aged 50+ said they had prepared a will for when they pass away, with this sum rising to almost eight in 10 (78%) for participants aged 75+. Around one fifth (17%) of the study's participants said they had not taken any steps to prepare for their funeral, compared to the one quarter (26%) who have put four or more steps in place, and the one sixth (16%) who have a written set of funeral arrangements in place. When it comes to financing their funeral, half (49%) of the survey's respondents said all or part of the cost of their funeral would be met from the value of their estate. Three in 10 (30%) said they had set aside savings with their funeral in mind, and more than one quarter (28%) said they have a whole-of-life insurance plan that will cover the costs of their funeral. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Brits-aged-Over-50-Want-Their-Funeral-to-be-a-Celebration-Survey-Finds-01671 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Brits-aged-Over-50-Want-Their-Funeral-to-be-a-Celebration-Survey-Finds-01671 Study Ranks Countries To Find Cheapest Country for Public Transport South Africa offers the cheapest overall public transport, according to GoEuro's Worldwide Transportation Price Index. Train, bus and flight information were compared from 51 countries, across five continents. The study analysed the cheapest connections between the two most populous cities in each of the countries, taking into account factors such as distance, scheduling and taxes. Each country was then ranked based on their average price per 100km for each transportation mode. South Africa came out top of the lot with the average bus journey costing $3.67/100km, train journey $1.88/100km and flight $11.63/100km. Albania, Malaysia, Thailand and Ukraine occupied the remaining top five places. At the other end of the spectrum, Switzerland was discovered to be the most expensive country for public transport, charging, on average, $18.67/100km for a bus journey, $38.28/100km for a train journey and $125.07/100km for a flight. Austria, Belgium, Israel and Denmark were the next most expensive nations. Out of the 51 countries measured, the United Kingdom ranked as the 39th most pricey country for public transport. Egypt ($1.88/100km), Ukraine ($3.07/100km) and Thailand ($3.11/100km) were the cheapest countries for bus fares, with the Netherlands ($28.58/100km), Austria ($23.45/100km) and Norway ($21.61/100km) the dearest. Air travel was lowest-priced in India ($10.36/100km), Malaysia ($11.43/100km) and South Africa ($11.63/100km), and most costly in Finland ($138.90/100km), Switzerland ($125.07/100km) and Lithuania ($116.72/100km). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Ranks-Countries-To-Find-Cheapest-Country-for-Public-Transport-01670 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Ranks-Countries-To-Find-Cheapest-Country-for-Public-Transport-01670 Almost One Third of Tenants Dissatisfied with their Landlord, Market Research Reveals More than three in 10 tenants are dissatisfied with their landlord, according to the Housing Partners' 2014 Big Tenant Survey. Of the 61,000 tenants questioned, around one sixth (17.5%) said they were 'dissatisfied' with their landlord, and 13.6% said they were 'very dissatisfied.' In comparison, almost three in 10 (28.5%) said they were 'satisfied' and 15.4% said they were 'very satisfied.' The remaining one quarter (25%) were neutral. When asked about their satisfaction around specific areas, 28% of the survey's respondents said they were dissatisfied with the quality of their homes, one quarter (24%) were unhappy with their area as a place to live and one fifth (22%) said they were not proud of their home - tenants in the North West (60%), generally, were prouder of their homes than people in Greater London (49%). Furthermore, just under one third of the tenants questioned did not think that their rent represented value for money. The study also highlighted that landlords are not communicating well enough with their tenants. More than two fifths (44%) of the survey's respondents were dissatisfied with how their landlord listened to them and acted upon their views - one quarter (24%) were 'very dissatisfied' and one fifth (20%) were 'dissatisfied.' Around three in 10 (31.9%) were either 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied.' In addition, almost half (46.8%) of the tenants included in the survey do not believe their tenant cares about them or their family. And, finally, just one quarter (25%) of the study's participants said they fully understood the current welfare reforms, and more than two fifths (42%) of those receiving full housing benefits said they were anxious about having their rent paid straight to them instead of their landlord. Richard Blundell, CEO of Housing Partners, spoke: 'The most important opinions in our sector belong to tenants. We believe that by giving a voice to the UK's millions of social housing residents, we can establish better channels of communication between them, their Landlords and Government, and help to restore the all-important trust in that relationship.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-One-Third-of-Tenants-Dissatisfied-with-their-Landlord-Market-Research-Reveals-01669 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-One-Third-of-Tenants-Dissatisfied-with-their-Landlord-Market-Research-Reveals-01669 Survey Shows Lack of Skills in the Engineering Industry Due to a lack of skills in the engineering industry, MPs across the country are being asked to urge employers in their constituencies to work with schools and colleges to encourage more young people to choose a career in engineering as part of the wider STEM curriculum. The drive to inspire more people to become engineers comes after the Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) 2014 Engineering and Technology Skills and Demand in Industry survey revealed that more than half (53%) of employers believe they should get more involved with schools, colleges and universities to help change the perception of engineering among young people. IET's report also highlighted a consistently high demand for engineers and that, however, more than half of employers are finding it difficult to recruit the staff they need for their businesses to expand. Furthermore, according to the study's results, just one in 20 (6%) engineers are female, indicating an evident gender imbalance within the industry. Three fifths (59%) of engineering companies indicated concerns that a shortage of engineers would be a threat to their business, and more than two fifths (44%) of engineering, IT and technical recruits do not meet their employer's expected levels of skills. According to Nigel Fine, IET's Chief Executive, the engineering industry will need 87,000 new engineers a year for the next decade, highlighting the trade's need for upcoming talent. Fine added: 'It is encouraging to see from our survey that over half of engineering employers recognise that they have a crucial role to play here - as well as in helping to shape the curriculum so that young people enter the world of work with the skills that employers want. 'MPs are ideally placed to help us capitalise on this opportunity by helping to get more employers involved with the education system at a local level so that we produce a talent pipeline that can sustain a thriving UK economy.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Lack-of-Skills-in-the-Engineering-Industry-01668 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Lack-of-Skills-in-the-Engineering-Industry-01668 UK Younger Generation Smartphone Users Glued to Their Devices, Study Shows According to a recent survey, around one third of smartphone users check their device within five minutes of waking up. The study, which questioned 4,000 UK adults in May this year, discovered that this figure rose to over two thirds (67%) for 18 to 24-year-olds who look at their smartphone within 15 minutes of rising. Collectively, most smartphone owners check their phone when they first wake to look at their text messages (33%), emails (25%) and social networking sites (14%). According to the study, smartphone users aren't just glued to their phone in the morning either, with around one in six of us checking them more than 50 times a day. Checking their device an average of 53 times a day, 18 to 24-year-olds own the tag as most intensive users - this figure increases to more than 100 times per day for 13% of the age category. Older generations (65 to 75-year olds), in comparison, look at their phone, on average, 13 times a day - for more than half (56%) this total is less than 10 times per day. When asked about why they might change their mobile network provider in the future, one fifth (20%) of the survey's respondents said network quality for internet use, compared to around one sixth (16%) who said network quality for phone calls. Furthermore, email and social networks are now the top applications which have been used more since smartphones adopted 4G, with just one fifth (20%) using 4G to watch videos - a significant decrease on 2013's figure (49%). Paul Lee, Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications Research at Deloitte, said: 'The smartphone has rapidly become the device that many of us cannot live without. The demand for uninterrupted internet connectivity will increase as what we do with our phones becomes ever more important. Mobile operators need to ensure their networks can support these critical devices.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Younger-Generation-Smartphone-Users-Glued-to-Their-Devices-Study-Shows-01667 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Younger-Generation-Smartphone-Users-Glued-to-Their-Devices-Study-Shows-01667 UK Construction Industry Posts Strong Growth Across the Board The UK construction industry sustained strong growth in all three categories last month (August), according to Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). Overall, the industry's PMI stood at 64.0 in August - up by 1.6 on the previous month's figure (62.4) and the fastest overall increase in output levels since January. August's strong PMI also represented the second strongest rate of output expansion since the industry's pre-recession peak in August 2007. The construction industry has now boasted a PMI well above 50.0 (which signals no change) for several consecutive months. Despite its expansion levelling off to a three-month low, residential construction posted the fastest rise in activity, ahead of civil engineering and commercial construction. Civil engineering activity increased at the strongest pace since March, whilst the growth of commercial construction was also close to its fastest since the summer of 2007. Elevated levels of incoming new work in August extended the industry's current period of continuous new business growth to 16 months - many put this down to improved economic conditions and a corresponding rise in clients' willingness to commit to new construction projects. As a result, almost three fifths (59%) of UK construction firms predict a rise in business activity over the forthcoming year, with just 7% anticipating a decline. In July, the survey reported record levels of job creation, and August's strong reading was only slightly lower than this. Furthermore, sub-contractor usage picked up sharply and at the fastest rate since the survey began in April, 1997. This, in turn, contributed to a survey-record drop in sub-contractor availability and a much steeper increase in rates charged by sub- contractors. David Noble, Group Chief Executive Officer at the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, said: 'The resurgence in construction has entrenched itself after a summer of blistering growth but builders should prepare for growing pains this autumn as the sector labours to recover lost capacity. Buoyed particularly by investment into civil works, construction output grew at the fastest pace for seven months in August, whilst activity continued to expand in housing and commercial construction. Confidence for the next 12 months also remained high as businesses continue to invest for the future.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Construction-Industry-Posts-Strong-Growth-Across-the-Board-01666 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Construction-Industry-Posts-Strong-Growth-Across-the-Board-01666 Majority of Britons Concerned About Food Fraud, Survey Finds The majority of Britons are concerned about food fraud - when food is deliberately placed on the market, for financial gain, with the intention of deceiving the consumer - a recent study has found. Almost three quarters (73%) of the survey's 2,010-strong sample said they were either very concerned (43%) or fairly concerned (30%) about the recycling of animal by-products back into the food chain. Just one in 20 (6%) said they were not concerned about this - 2% said not at all concerned and 4% said not very concerned. Similarly, more than seven in 10 (73%) said they were worried about the packaging and selling of beef and poultry with an unknown origin - around two fifths (39%) said very concerned and one third (34%) said fairly concerned. Marginally less than one in 10 (9%) stated they were not at all (3%) or not very (6%) concerned. Just over two thirds (67%) of Britons said they were anxious of products knowingly being sold when they are past their 'use by' date - 18 to 24-year-olds (42%) were much less likely to be concerned over this, with people aged 65+ (78%) most likely to be apprehensive. One in 10 (10%) participants said they were not concerned about products' 'use by' date. Furthermore, 65% of the survey's respondents said they felt uneasy about products being substituted with a cheaper alternative, for example, farmed salmon sold as wild - around three in 10 (31%) said they were very concerned, and more than one third (35%) said they were fairly concerned. One in 10 (10%) said they were not worried about this area of food fraud. More than two thirds (68%) admitted they were anxious about companies making false statements about the source of ingredients, i.e. their geographic, plant or animal origin, compared to just 8% who said they were not concerned. And, finally, seven in 10 (70%) participants said they were either very concerned (39%) or fairly concerned (31%) about counterfeit products being sold on the high street, for example, alcoholic spirits or washing detergent. One in 10 (10%) said they were not troubled by this - 3% said not at all concerned and 7% said not very concerned. The research in this study was conducted by Populus. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Britons-Concerned-About-Food-Fraud-Survey-Finds-01665 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Britons-Concerned-About-Food-Fraud-Survey-Finds-01665 Britons See Seat Reclining During Daytime Flights as Unacceptable, Survey Shows The majority of Britons think it is unacceptable for a person to recline their seat during a daytime aeroplane flight. The study, which questioned 1,704 Brits, discovered that more than half (53%) of respondents thought daytime seat reclining was unacceptable etiquette - 60+ year-olds (62%) were most likely to hold this view, and 18 to 24-year-olds (43%) were least likely. At the other end of the spectrum, around one quarter (27%) said it was acceptable, with the remaining one fifth (20%) unsure. When it came to overnight flights, however, more than seven in 10 (72%) said seat reclining was acceptable etiquette, but around one sixth (16%) still deemed it as unacceptable. A similar study conducted on 1,000 US adults received different results. According to the survey's findings, 55% of Americans think seat reclining during daytime flights is acceptable, compared to the less than one in four (24%) who said it was unacceptable. Almost eight in 10 (78%) Americans viewed seat reclining during an overnight flight as acceptable, with less than one in 10 (9%) viewing it as inappropriate etiquette. When asked about 'Knee Defender' - a company which sells devices preventing people sat in front of you from reclining their seat - almost two thirds (65%) of US respondents said it was unacceptable aeroplane etiquette to use such a product - around one sixth (16%) said it was acceptable. Furthermore, around one third (34%) said having someone in front of them recline their seat would be a bigger inconvenience during a daytime flight, compared to the two fifths (43%) who said not being able to recline their own seat would be a bigger nuisance. And, finally, seven in 10 (70%) Americans said being unable to recline their own seat would be the bigger annoyance when sitting through an overnight flight, with less than one sixth (15%) citing someone in front of them reclining their seat. The research in this study was conducted by YouGov. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Britons-See-Seat-Reclining-During-Daytime-Flights-as-Unacceptable-Survey-Shows-01664 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Britons-See-Seat-Reclining-During-Daytime-Flights-as-Unacceptable-Survey-Shows-01664 London Most Expensive City for Cultural Activities, Research Shows According to research conducted by Post Office Travel Money, London is the most expensive city in Europe for cultural activities. England's capital surpassed 11 of Europe's major cities despite offering free entry to some of its museums and art galleries, and was discovered to be pricier than Paris for attractions such as the ballet and opera. The survey calculated the costs for each city based on two people visiting a museum, art gallery, heritage site, ballet, opera and classical concert, and London came out on top charging a hefty £256. Vienna (£223), Amsterdam (£223), Barcelona (£242) and Paris (£252) also racked up steep price tags for their cultural packages. Warsaw offered the best value package at just £70, with Budapest (£80), Prague (£93) and Dublin (£102) also offering reasonable bundles. Despite charging in excess of £250 for several cultural activities, people visiting London are in a better place in 2014 than than they were back in 2009, when the same package totalled £326 - 21% more than the survey's most recent figure. Rome (-36.1%) and Vienna (-27.3%) incurred steeper reductions to their cultural costs than London since 2009, with Amsterdam bearing the brunt of the highest increase (+37.3%). The survey identified the three best value choices and the most expensive for each of the cultural attractions. Only Barcelona, Amsterdam, Moscow and Vienna failed to feature as a best value option in any category. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/London-Most-Expensive-City-for-Cultural-Activities-Research-Shows-01662 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/London-Most-Expensive-City-for-Cultural-Activities-Research-Shows-01662 Market Research Shows More People Are Volunteering in Britain New research has shown that the number of people sacrificing their time to volunteer has reached its highest level in 10 years. The report - 'The New Alchemy' - found that over one quarter (26%) of the British public had given time in the last three months to volunteer. This figure has only been reached once before in the last decade, and is a hefty rise against 2003's figure - 7%. The proportion of men (27%) who have given time to volunteer to a charity, other organisation or in their local community in the last three months has also reached a 10-year high, overtaking women (26%). Females have only polled lower than men on two occasions in the last decade and have an average level of 24% for the last three years, compared to 21% for men. Furthermore, younger generations (16-24-year-olds) have significantly increased their volunteering too. In July 2014, 31% of the 16-24-year-olds included in the study's 1,000-strong sample had given time to volunteer in the last three months, more than double October 2004's figure - approximately 15%. According to the report, younger Britons are the most likely age group to volunteer, having consistently reported the highest volunteering levels of any age group, on average, over the last three years. In addition, the research suggests that volunteering levels can be dictated by religious activity, with regular worshipers more than twice as likely to volunteer. Joe Saxton, Driver of Ideas at nfpsynergy, said: 'The number of men volunteering doubles in a decade! Number of young people volunteering doubles in a decade! These are extraordinary changes. It's a really encouraging sign to see that so many more young people are volunteering and that the gap between men and women is narrowing, but all too often charities don't think about how they can reach out to these groups. Targeting volunteer opportunities to appeal to different groups is essential to ensuring a steady supply of volunteers and capitalising on the skills they provide.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-More-People-Are-Volunteering-in-Britain-01663 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-More-People-Are-Volunteering-in-Britain-01663 Survey Shows Car Crashes are Number One Concern for Parents A recent survey has discovered that the top concern for parents with children aged between 16 and 25 is the fear that their child will be involved in a serious car crash. Of the 498 adults who were questioned, more than three fifths (62%) said they were most worried about their child being injured in a severe car crash, with marginally less (59%) anxious their child would be unable to secure a job. One third (33%) of the survey's participants were worried their child would not fulfil their potential at school or university, and just over three in 10 (31%) feared their child would consume illegal drugs. Around one quarter (27%) were concerned about their children taking up smoking. As a result, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) - the conductors of the survey - are calling for a one-year minimum learning period for drivers, limits on the number of passengers allowed in a car with a new, young driver for six months after passing their test and zero tolerance on the drink-drive alcohol limit. James Dalton, Head of Motor at the ABI, spoke: 'Parents are right to be concerned for their children's safety on the roads since car crashes are the single biggest cause of accidental death among 15-24 year olds. The survey findings highlight the need for Government to introduce reforms to reduce the tragic loss of young lives. The Government Green Paper that was promised to look at tackling the problem has repeatedly been delayed. 'We have long been campaigning for changes to help young people become safer drivers with our Campaign for Safe Young Drivers, but until action is taken, parents will continue to worry every time their child gets into a car. Every day of delay puts more young lives at risk on our roads.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Car-Crashes-are-Number-One-Concern-for-Parents-01661 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Car-Crashes-are-Number-One-Concern-for-Parents-01661 Voters Express Difficulty in Finding Referendum Information, Survey Shows With the Scottish referendum around the corner, an Ipsos MORI poll has revealed that many voters have expressed difficulty when it comes to accessing the information they require to make an informed decision about which way to vote. The survey, which questioned 1,006 respondents aged 16+, discovered that just one fifth (20%) of its participants found it easy to unearth trustworthy information - around one sixth (16%) said 'fairly easy' and 4% said 'very easy.' In contrast, the majority (61%) said they found it hard to find trustworthy data - almost one third (32%) said 'fairly difficult' and around three in 10 (29%) said 'very difficult.' Similarly, less than one fifth (19%) said they found it easy to get their hands on impartial information to help decide on how to vote in the referendum - 3% said 'very easy' and 16% said 'fairly easy.' Almost two thirds (64%) stated it was either 'fairly difficult' (34%) or 'very difficult' (30%) to find unbiased information. Furthermore, two fifths (40%) expressed ease in finding helpful documents - one third (32%) said 'fairly easy' and just less than one in 10 (8%) said 'very easy.' Slightly more (44%), however, said they found it either 'fairly difficult' (28%) or 'very difficult' (16%) to locate useful guidance. And, finally, less than three in 10 ( 28%) of the survey's respondents said they found discovering factual information easy - just shy of one quarter (23%) said 'fairly easy' and one in 20 (5%) said 'very easy.' In contrast, almost three fifths (56%) conveyed difficulty when it came to unearthing factual documents on the referendum - one third (33%) said they found it 'fairly difficult' and around one quarter (23%) said 'very difficult.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Voters-Express-Difficulty-in-Finding-Referendum-Information-Survey-Shows-01660 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Voters-Express-Difficulty-in-Finding-Referendum-Information-Survey-Shows-01660 Local Enterprise Partnerships Need to Represent Small Businesses Better, Report Shows The voice of small businesses needs to be better represented within Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), according to a newly published report. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies' (CLES) research discovered that, despite small and medium sized businesses creating four in five (84%) jobs in the private sector between 2010 and 2013, and representing almost half (48%) of private sector turnover, larger businesses are viewed as having the most influence with LEPs. The FSB and CLES's report uncovered that almost two fifths (39%) of local authorities and over two thirds (67%) of FSB representatives perceive large businesses as possessing greater influence over LEPs. The research suggests that many LEPs would be better placed to maximise local growth opportunities if they consulted more effectively with the small business community. As it stands, more than three quarters (77%) want small businesses procurement advice as part of their business support package, compared to just one quarter (25%) of LEPs who are planning on actually implementing this kind of service. LEPs will be responsible for £17 billion of public funds between now and 2021 and, as a result, the FSB is calling for a national framework to assess their performance. Currently, just three in 10 (31%) LEPs publish annual accounts and around two fifths (44%) produce annual reports. The report also discovered that almost one fifth (18%) of LEPs do not think they are adequately resourced, and that almost nine in 10 (88.5%) think their primary role is to provide strategic direction - 72.5% of councils and 63.5% of FSB representatives think this is the case. John Allan, National Chairman of the FSB, said: "LEPs are crucial to delivering local economic growth across England. While some have done a good job of reaching out to the small business community, others need to up their game. Small firms will ultimately be the ones creating most of the jobs and prosperity in the private sector, so it is absolutely essential that they are at the heart of all LEPs thinking and plans.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Local-Enterprise-Partnerships-Need-to-Represent-Small-Businesses-Better-Report-Shows-01659 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Local-Enterprise-Partnerships-Need-to-Represent-Small-Businesses-Better-Report-Shows-01659 Fewer UK Consumers Cutting Back on Holiday Budgets, Research Shows A rise in consumer confidence has resulted in fewer people cutting back on their holiday budget compared to 12 months ago, research has shown. Last year, more than half (53%) of UK consumers said they intended to cut back on their holiday allowance, but Which?'s latest edition of the survey discovered a 15% decrease on 2013's figure. On average, households spend approximately £1,750 per year on holidays - excluding flights ' despite the fact that just three in 10 (30%) of the survey's participants said they actually trust the airline and holiday operator industry. Richard Lloyd, Executive Director at Which?, said: 'It is good news that consumer confidence appears to be on the increase but trust in the travel industry is still low. 'Consumers spend hundreds of pounds on their annual break and deserve a hassle-free summer getaway. We're asking travellers to share their holiday gripes with us so we can expose the dodgy deals and shoddy service to stop the holiday hassles.' The survey was conducted in conjunction with Which?'s 'Stop the Holiday Hassles' campaign which suggests that six million UK consumers have experienced an issue with their holiday over the last two years. A previous study conducted by Which? and Populus revealed consumers' top holiday peeves, with flight delays or cancellations (30%), long waits to reclaim baggage (25%), accommodation being different to what was described and unhelpful or rude staff (24%) all making it onto the list. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fewer-UK-Consumers-Cutting-Back-on-Holiday-Budgets-Research-Shows-01658 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fewer-UK-Consumers-Cutting-Back-on-Holiday-Budgets-Research-Shows-01658 Survey Shows Majority of Britons Support Fracking According to recent research, extracting natural gas by drilling down into the earth - or fracking, as it's more commonly known - has received support from the majority of Britons. The survey, which was conducted by Populus for UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG), discovered that almost three fifths (57%) of its respondents thought shale gas production should go ahead, with just one sixth (16%) opposing with the idea and the remaining 27% undecided on the issue. More than two thirds (67%) agree that Britain should reduce its reliance on gas imports and focus on producing its own energy so that it doesn't have to depend on imports from outside nations - just 1% disagreed with this approach. National Grid, a British electricity and gas utility company, has predicted that without natural gas derived from fracking, by 2035 Britain will be importing up to 91% of its gas. Furthermore, just shy of three fifths (59%) of the survey's participants said they would be willing to see natural gas from shale production go ahead providing it formed part of a mix that included renewable energy sources - around one in 10 (12%) disagreed with this. Almost half (47%) agreed that new infrastructure needed to be invested in - such as housing, roads, railways, airport capacity and new energy sources. One in 20 (5%) disagreed with this statement. And, finally, around two fifths (42%) agreed with the Government's planned changes to underground land access - 16% opposed these proposed revisions. Ken Cronin, Chief Executive of UKOOG, said: 'This survey shows that most people across the country think that shale gas should be developed. More than four out of five of us heat our homes with gas, and Britain's shale resource gives us the opportunity to become less dependent on foreign energy supplies, create tens of thousands of jobs and support our manufacturing industries. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Majority-of-Britons-Support-Fracking-01657 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Majority-of-Britons-Support-Fracking-01657 Many Employers Do Not Verify Education Qualifications, Poll Shows One in three graduate recruiters do not back-check degree qualifications presented to them on a curriculum vitae, a study has shown. Of the 106 graduate recruiters who completed the Higher Education Degree Datacheck's (HEDD) poll, just 63% said they request to see degree certificates. Furthermore, of the 63% who summon a copy of candidates' degree document, more than three quarters (76%) assume they are legitimate without double-checking with the issuing university, and more than three in 10 (32%) accept copies of the certificate - not just the original document. HEDD's poll also questioned 568 students and discovered that three quarters presumed employers would back-check their qualifications. More than four fifths (82%) said they would like education qualification verifications to be compulsory for all employers. A study published earlier this year by HEDD uncovered that around three in 10 (31%) of its participants knew someone who had lied about their qualifications on their CV to better their chances of securing a job. Candidates have been known to lie about the level of degree they came out with, how much of the course they completed, the subject they studied and, in some cases, even claim they had a degree they did not even study for. Jayne Rowley, director of HEDD, said: 'Most degree fraud goes undetected due to the lack of proper checks being made by employers, although it's widely publicised that a third of applicants admit lying on CVs.' Adding: 'While many businesses, particularly when recruiting graduates, invest significantly in sophisticated application tracking, assessment centres, psychometric testing and so on, few verify qualifications as part of that process.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-Employers-Do-Not-Verify-Education-Qualifications-Poll-Shows-01656 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-Employers-Do-Not-Verify-Education-Qualifications-Poll-Shows-01656 Majority of Parents Anxious About Children Starting Primary School, Study Shows More than seven in 10 (71%) parents admitted they are anxious about their child's first day at primary school, with more than one fifth (22%) of this figure 'very anxious' and just less than half (49%) 'a little anxious.' At the other end of the spectrum, one quarter (25%) said they were not anxious - one in 10 (10%) were 'not anxious at all' and around one sixth (15%) were 'not very anxious.' The remaining 4% said they did not know. In addition, nearly half (48%) of the study's participants thought they felt more anxious than their child about starting school - 16% said 'much more anxious' and one third (32%) said 'a little more anxious.' In contrast, around two fifths (42%) believed they were less anxious than their child about starting primary school - three in 10 (29%) said 'about as anxious as my child' and 13% said 'less anxious.' The remaining 10% were unsure. Whether or not their child would make friends (36%) was voted the most concerning factor causing anxiousness. Younger parents (18-24 years old) were noticeably less concerned about their children forging new friendships (10%). Getting settled and into a routine (23%), bullying (19%), that they will grow up too soon (7%), that they will miss them too much (6%), increased academic pressures (4%), the school run (3%) and whether or not their child will eat a proper lunch (1%) also featured as factors warranting anxious feelings. While three quarters (74%) of the survey's respondents said their school or local council provided them with about the right amount of information to help prepare for starting school for the first time, almost one quarter (23%) felt they were not given enough information - this figure was notably higher for participants residing in Scotland (41%) and lower in South West England (8%). Furthermore, more than half (54%) said they would like more support to help themselves and their children start school - two fifths (41%) said 'a little more support' and 13% said 'a lot more support.' Just less than half (46%) said they did not require any more support. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Parents-Anxious-About-Children-Starting-Primary-School-Study-Shows-01655 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Parents-Anxious-About-Children-Starting-Primary-School-Study-Shows-01655 Many Americans Not Interested in Healthy Eating When Dining Out Almost one quarter (24%) of American diners are not interested in eating healthily when they go out for a meal because they view dining out as a treat, research has shown. One in four (24%) respondents admitted they do glance at healthy options when browsing restaurant menus, however, more often than not, they still opt for the unhealthy choice. When asked what menu traits grabbed their attention for healthy meal options, 9% said gluten-free choices denoted healthy - 10% down on last year's figure (19%) - compared to the almost two fifths (39%) who said meals with higher fruit and vegetable content came across as healthy. Elsewhere, 37% believed menu items with low calorie counts equated to a healthy meal, while just over one third (34%) thought nosh with less sodium was better for their health. Almost two fifths (38%) of the survey's respondents agreed that if a healthy menu item sounded tasty in the menu description, they were more likely to purchase it. Furthermore, around one in three (27%) said they preferred to order healthy meals that included ingredients they were familiar with. Katrina Fajardo, foodservice analyst at Mintel, said:'For consumers who are often on the fence for healthy or indulgent eating, familiarity can help ease them into healthier choices, rather than alienating them with superfoods they have not heard of or have a reputation for lackluster taste.' Adding: 'One of the possible reasons for consumers' indecisiveness on healthy foods in foodservice is the fact that foodservice still has the stigma of being unhealthy, regardless of what is ordered. As a result of the numerous exposés showing the real caloric counts in salads, sandwiches, and other menu items deemed as 'healthy,' consumers are conflicted with the idea that a restaurant could offer real, healthy items.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-Americans-Not-Interested-in-Healthy-Eating-When-Dining-Out-01654 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-Americans-Not-Interested-in-Healthy-Eating-When-Dining-Out-01654 Credit Providers Should Offer More Assistance to Consumers, Study Shows Three in four (75%) Britons believe credit providers should offer more assistance to their customers who are going through financial difficulty, research has shown. Although the survey's participants, as a whole, did not think owed money should be completely written off, just over one quarter (27%) did agree that it was unfair to expect customers to repay debts if they could no longer afford them. Furthermore, around one quarter (76%) of Brits in debt said they were comfortable with their repayments, with the remaining 24% less at ease - one fifth (19%) said they were 'fairly uncomfortable' and 5% claimed to be 'very uncomfortable.' According to Mintel's study, seven in 10 (70%) consumers in Britain owe money to at least one kind of credit provider, with almost two thirds (64%) potentially at risk of struggling financially or even missing payments if they increased - this includes the 24% who stated they were already uncomfortable with their repayments, and two fifths (40%) who said they are currently comfortable, but could not afford for their installments to increase. Furthermore, more than two fifths (44%) of the survey's respondents felt consumers should have some sort of insurance to cover their debt to protect them against any risks should they be unable to keep up with their installments. However, previous research conducted by Mintel has shown that 2% actually took out such insurance to cover their loan in the event of sickness, unemployment or an accident. In the event of monetary distress, participants placed slightly more importance on keeping up with households bills (37%) than debt repayments (33%). Seven in 10 (71%) said they would make considerable changes to their lifestyle to avoid damaging their credit rating. And, finally, 5% of the study's participants admitted to owing money to a friend or family member, however, the majority (48%) said they felt more comfortable lending money from formal lenders, opposed to friends or family (39%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Credit-Providers-Should-Offer-More-Assistance-to-Consumers-Study-Shows-01653 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Credit-Providers-Should-Offer-More-Assistance-to-Consumers-Study-Shows-01653 Survey Shows Fewer People are Baking at Home in Britain Research published last month has shown that the number of British adults who bake at home has dropped from 2013's level (85%) in 2014 (77%). In 2013, four fifths (80%) of Brits said they baked from scratch, however, in 2014's edition of the survey, this figure dropped by 7% (73%). The number of people who baked partly from scratch also slumped from around 3 in 4 (72%) in 2013, to just over two thirds (67%) in 2014. As a result, retail value sales of baking mixes are forecast to drop to an estimated £52 million in 2014 - £7 million less than 2012's sum (£59 million). Furthermore, more than one third (35%) of the study's respondents who said they had baked at home in the past year said they limit how often they bake due to health reasons. Around three in 10 (31%) said they often look for healthy alternatives to make their recipes more nutritious. For those who baked partly from scratch, one quarter (25%) said they opted for products low in sugar or sugar-free, and 24% said they searched for low in fat or fat-free items. Women (33%) were found to be slightly more likely to bake from scratch at least once a week than men (26%), however, men (24%) were marginally more likely to bake partly from scratch at least once a week than women (20%). Parents with children under-16, 25-34-year-olds and large households of five or more people were most likely to bake at least once a week - emphasising the family appeal of baking. Just under two thirds (65%) of 65+ year olds said they had baked totally from scratch in the last year, with around three quarters (73%) of this age category agreeing that it is important for young people to learn how to bake. Standard cakes, such as Victoria Sponge, proved the most popular choice of cake with 65% of the survey's respondents having baked one from scratch in the past 12 months. Small cakes (57%), such as cupcakes, and batters (55%), such as pancakes, proved popular options too. Finally, the research discovered that most bakers who bake from scratch reside in the South West and Wales (76%). The research in this insight was conducted by Mintel. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Fewer-People-are-Baking-at-Home-in-Britain-01652 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Fewer-People-are-Baking-at-Home-in-Britain-01652 Poll Shows English Football Fans Want Greater Involvement with Clubs Almost two fifths of English football club supporters agree that football rules need to change to allow greater fan involvement in the ownership of clubs. Supporters Direct's poll questioned 2,002 British adults aged 18+, of which 1,731 were English football fans. Less than one fifth (18%) felt their clubs were being well run financially, and almost four fifths (77%) thought they should be consulted on any changes, for example, name, shirt colour or badge, relating to their football club. More than two fifths (44%) of the survey's respondents agreed that 'football is broken and that The FA needs to intervene to fix it,' and almost half (49%) concurred that supporters and their representatives should be more involved in the running of football clubs. Elsewhere, around two fifths (38%) agreed that football supports should be entitled by football regulations to a role in the ownership of their club, and over half (54%) of the poll's participants thought that 'football clubs should be run as a combination of a community business that balance results on the pitch with work in the local community.' Robin Osterley, CEO of Supporters Direct, spoke: 'This definitive poll ' the most comprehensive ever undertaken ' of the supporters of English football clubs about how they view the running of the game, shows irrefutably that the average fan does care that their clubs are run badly; that they do want to see the FA get control and run it in the interests of all, not just a minority of clubs or officials at the top; and that they believe that part of that should mean a role in the ownership of their clubs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Shows-English-Football-Fans-Want-Greater-Involvement-with-Clubs-01651 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Shows-English-Football-Fans-Want-Greater-Involvement-with-Clubs-01651 Healthcare Professionals View Coalition’s Health Reforms Negatively, Survey Shows The majority of healthcare professionals believe the impact of the coalition's health reforms have been negative, according to an online poll conducted by Civil Service World (CSW). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Healthcare-Professionals-View-Coalitions-Health-Reforms-Negatively-Survey-Shows-01650 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Healthcare-Professionals-View-Coalitions-Health-Reforms-Negatively-Survey-Shows-01650 Scottish Food Sector Set For Positive Growth Says Market Research A new market research report in to the Scottish food industry, carried out by Bank of Scotland, has suggested that the sector is set to see huge growth in the coming years ' with the potential to create almost 10,000 jobs by 2019. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scottish-Food-Sector-Set-For-Positive-Growth-Says-Market-Research-01649 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scottish-Food-Sector-Set-For-Positive-Growth-Says-Market-Research-01649 Market Research Shows English Children Less Happy Than Those In Developing Countries A brand new report, released by The Children's Society, demonstrates that children in England are less happy and satisfied than those living in a number of developing countries ' which include Romania, Brazil and South Africa. In fact, data from the eleven countries polled places English children ninth in terms of wellbeing and happiness ' only better than South Korea and Uganda. The Good Childhood Report considered the particular views of 16, 000 individual children from within a total of eleven countries, and warned that low levels of happiness and wellbeing can impair health, education and family life. Additional data from the survey suggested that across the United Kingdom almost 500,000 youngsters have low levels of wellbeing ' i.e. low levels of happiness and satisfaction. According to these particular figures, one in eight UK children were unhappy using their appearance ' only teenagers living in South Korea were more unhappy when it came this element of their lives. English children were more prone to be positive about their life regarding money and possessions, friendship and home. They ranked sixth out of the 11 countries in these areas. The report found a link between a child's higher level of wellbeing and their circumstances financially, with those suffering the effects of the recession more prone to have a lower level of wellbeing according to the findings. Around a third of the respondents stated that their family has been affected either a 'fair amount' or a 'great deal' from the economic downturn. The report found that teenagers who considered themselves to be poorer were two times as likely to say they were miserable, and nearly three times more prone to say their satisfaction with life was low. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-English-Children-Less-Happy-Than-Those-In-Developing-Countries-01648 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-English-Children-Less-Happy-Than-Those-In-Developing-Countries-01648 Anchovies are the Most Hated Food in the UK, Study Shows A survey of Britain's most hated foods conducted earlier this month by Birds Eye has revealed that anchovies, chicken liver and olives are the most disliked foods in the UK. Anchovies earned themselves the most hated food status with more than two fifths (44%) of the survey's 1,000+ sample stating they did not like them. Chicken liver (41%) and olives (39%) took up second and third place. Elsewhere, just under two fifths (39%) said they did not like black pudding, with the same proportion of respondents stating they did not enjoy blue cheese. Other popular items that made it into the survey's top 10 most disliked items of food include: goats cheese (27%); avocado (24%); Brussels sprouts (24%); salami (20%) and mushrooms (15%). The Scottish and Welsh were found to be more daring than the Englanish when it came to experimenting with their food palette, with people in the North West of England least likely to try new foods. In addition, the survey discovered that women (78%) were more likely to consume food they did not like the taste of to be polite than men (57%). Furthermore, one in five Britons are said to have slyly passed food they did not enjoy to a dog, with around one in 10 women conceding they had slipped unwanted food into their handbag. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Anchovies-are-the-Most-Hated-Food-in-the-UK-Study-Shows-01647 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Anchovies-are-the-Most-Hated-Food-in-the-UK-Study-Shows-01647 Survey Shows Small Airports Provide Better Service than Large Airports Which?'s annual airport survey has discovered that, on average, small UK airports offer better service than large airports. The survey asked customers to rate various airports on 10 key areas: queues at security; pick-up and drop-off; seating provision; queues for check-in; queues for bag drop; food outlets; queues for baggage reclaim; space following security and distance to boarding gate. Britain's top six small airports scored an average of 81%, compared to larger airports' 44%. London Southend (85%), Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield (85%), Blackpool (80%), London City (80%), Inverness (78%) and Southampton (78%) were voted as UK's top six small airports. London Southend, London City and Southampton scored full marks on seven of the 10 assessed categories. London Gatwick North Terminal (49%), London Heathrow Terminal 4 (48%), London Heathrow Terminal 3 (46%), London Heathrow Terminal 1 (43%), London Stansted (43%) and London Luton (37%) came out as the top six large airports. None of the top six large airports scored full marks on any of the 10 available lots. Which? executive director Richard Lloyd, said: 'The message from travellers is clear ' larger airports continue to let people down on the basics, from baggage reclaim to food outlets. People deserve an enjoyable break without any stress, so we want to hear from consumers so that we can help to stop the holiday hassles.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Small-Airports-Provide-Better-Service-than-Large-Airports-01646 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Small-Airports-Provide-Better-Service-than-Large-Airports-01646 Survey Finds One in Three Victims of Child Abuse is Male New research findings released by the Barnardo's charity has found that one in three victims of child sexual exploitation is a boy, suggesting the problem is deeper than has previously been thought. The findings, taken from analysis of more than 9,000 records of child exploitation, led Barnardo's to state that schools need to educate male children on the dangers of grooming and exploitation. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-One-in-Three-Victims-of-Child-Abuse-is-Male-01645 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-One-in-Three-Victims-of-Child-Abuse-is-Male-01645 Market Research Sends Mix Messages About Scottish Independence With fewer than four weeks to go until the referendum on Scottish independence takes place on 18th September, numerous opinion surveys are sending mixed messages about the likely outcome of the vote. Whilst polls have repeatedly found the pro-Union argument to be leading, the extent of that lead has varied wildly. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Sends-Mix-Messages-About-Scottish-Independence-01644 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Sends-Mix-Messages-About-Scottish-Independence-01644 Market Research Suggests Doctors Over-Prescribing Antibiotics It has been revealed by experts at Public Health England and University College London that figures for patients receiving antibiotics for minor ailments has rocketed in recent years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Suggests-Doctors-Over-Prescribing-Antibiotics-01643 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Suggests-Doctors-Over-Prescribing-Antibiotics-01643 Survey Shows English Attitudes to Scottish Independence Future relations between Scotland and England do not look favourable, as voters in England dispute sharing the pound with an independent Scotland. Regardless of the outcome in September's referendum, new research shows that the English want public spending in Scotland reduced in the event of a no vote. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-English-Attitudes-to-Scottish-Independence-01642 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-English-Attitudes-to-Scottish-Independence-01642 Survey Shows Crime Reduction in England and Wales The CSEW figures, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), estimated there were 7.5 million crimes against households and adults in the year ending in December 2013 ' down 15% compared with the previous year's survey and the lowest estimate since 1981. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Crime-Reduction-in-England-and-Wales-01641 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Crime-Reduction-in-England-and-Wales-01641 Apps Downloads Per User Fall The average number of being downloaded per user per month has declined considerably over the past twelve months, and almost a third of smartphone users in the UK do not download any apps on their smartphone in a typical month ' a rise from fewer than one in five since 2013. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Apps-Downloads-Per-User-Fall-01640 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Apps-Downloads-Per-User-Fall-01640 Market Research Discovers Most Stressful Workplace Issues A poll of 800 UK workers by electronic cigarette maker ECigaretteDirect.co.uk has revealed the situations that are most likely to cause frustration in the office. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Discovers-Most-Stressful-Workplace-Issues-00366 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Discovers-Most-Stressful-Workplace-Issues-00366 Survey Suggests Australian Athletes Experience a Homophobic Sporting Culture A survey published in July has suggested that athletes in Australia continue to experience a sporting culture that is hostile towards lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-Australians-Athletes-Experience-a-Homophobic-Sporting-Culture-01639 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-Australians-Athletes-Experience-a-Homophobic-Sporting-Culture-01639 Study Shows Parents’ Views on Their Child’s Health Despite the ever-growing levels of obesity in America, almost three in 10 (28%) parents do not see their child's weight as a concern, according to recent research. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Parents-Views-on-Their-Childs-Health-01638 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Parents-Views-on-Their-Childs-Health-01638 Few Women Employed in the UK’s Engineering Workforce, Study Shows A recently published report has shown that women make up just six per cent of the UK's engineering workforce. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Few-Women-Employed-in-the-UKs-Engineering-Workforce-Study-Shows-01637 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Few-Women-Employed-in-the-UKs-Engineering-Workforce-Study-Shows-01637 Study Shows Majority of Britons Regularly Consume Alcohol at Home The majority of Britons drink at home at least once a week, according to recent research published by Mintel. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Majority-of-Britons-Regularly-Consume-Alcohol-at-Home-01636 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Majority-of-Britons-Regularly-Consume-Alcohol-at-Home-01636 Survey Shows Fewer People Claiming for Compensation The number of people who claim after suffering from a personal injury has decreased in recent months, according to new poll results. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Fewer-People-Claiming-for-Compensation-01635 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Fewer-People-Claiming-for-Compensation-01635 UK Children Less Informed about the Commonwealth, Survey Shows According to a recent survey, children in the UK are less informed about what the Commonwealth is than non-UK Commonwealth member children. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Children-Less-Informed-about-the-Commonwealth-Survey-Shows-01633 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Children-Less-Informed-about-the-Commonwealth-Survey-Shows-01633 Libraries Trying to Keep up with Digital Technologies, Survey Shows Libraries in America have made strides forward to keep up with today's digital technologies, a recently published report ' the Digital Inclusion Survey ' has shown. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Libraries-Trying-to-Keep-up-with-Digital-Technologies-Survey-Shows-01634 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Libraries-Trying-to-Keep-up-with-Digital-Technologies-Survey-Shows-01634 Fewer Younger People on the Mortgage Ladder, Survey Shows The number of young people who own a mortgage has decreased in the last five years, according to figures published by the Department for Communities and Local Government. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fewer-Younger-People-on-the-Mortgage-Ladder-Survey-Shows-01630 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fewer-Younger-People-on-the-Mortgage-Ladder-Survey-Shows-01630 Construction and Manufacturing Businesses Carrying Heavy Debt, Survey Shows According to a recent survey, the average small to medium-sized construction business carried a trade debt of £484,000 last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-and-Manufacturing-Businesses-Carrying-Heavy-Debt-Survey-Shows-01632 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-and-Manufacturing-Businesses-Carrying-Heavy-Debt-Survey-Shows-01632 Fewer Britons Consuming Carbonated Soft Drinks, Survey Shows Recent research has discovered that fewer Britons are drinking carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) than they were six months ago, with many putting this down to its sugar content. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fewer-Britons-Consuming-Carbonated-Soft-Drinks-Survey-Shows-01631 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fewer-Britons-Consuming-Carbonated-Soft-Drinks-Survey-Shows-01631 Half of Survey’s Participants Don’t Want Britain to Have an Empire A study conducted with more than 1,700 British adults discovered that almost half of its respondents do not want Britain to still have an Empire. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-Surveys-Participants-Dont-Want-Britain-to-Have-an-Empire-01629 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-Surveys-Participants-Dont-Want-Britain-to-Have-an-Empire-01629 Report Shows California is a Prime Car Theft City Nine of America's top 10 worst car theft cities belong to California, according to a report released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-California-is-a-Prime-Car-Theft-City-01628 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-California-is-a-Prime-Car-Theft-City-01628 Study Shows Gender Imbalance for Post-Graduate Salaries There is still a gender imbalance when it comes to post-graduate salaries, according to data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Gender-Imbalance-for-Post-Graduate-Salaries-01627 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Gender-Imbalance-for-Post-Graduate-Salaries-01627 Survey Shows Support for New Home Construction has Increased Findings from the latest British Social Attitudes survey show that the number of people who oppose new homes being built in their local area has decreased. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Support-for-New-Home-Construction-has-Increased-01625 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Support-for-New-Home-Construction-has-Increased-01625 Teachers Most Valuable Source for Information about Drugs, Study Shows Teachers are seen as the most useful source of information when it comes to talking about drugs, according to findings published in NatCen's Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People report. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-Most-Valuable-Source-for-Information-about-Drugs-Study-Shows-01626 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-Most-Valuable-Source-for-Information-about-Drugs-Study-Shows-01626 Spending on Back to School Supplies Set to Increase in America, Study Shows According to research conducted by Proper Insights & Analytics, families in America will foot steeper bills this summer when shelling out for back to school supplies. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Spending-on-Back-to-School-Supplies-Set-to-Increase-in-America-Study-Shows-01624 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Spending-on-Back-to-School-Supplies-Set-to-Increase-in-America-Study-Shows-01624 Survey Discovers Negative Emotional Impacts of Social Media A recent survey has brought to light the emotional impact social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, has on its users. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-Negative-Emotional-Impacts-of-Social-Media-01623 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-Negative-Emotional-Impacts-of-Social-Media-01623 Public Think Charities Spend Unacceptable Amount on Admin, Survey Shows According to a recent survey, the British public tend to overestimate how much charities spend on fundraising and administration, and underestimate how much is actually spent on the charity's cause. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Public-Think-Charities-Spend-Unacceptable-Amount-on-Admin-Survey-Shows-01622 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Public-Think-Charities-Spend-Unacceptable-Amount-on-Admin-Survey-Shows-01622 Survey Shows Chinese Public Not Satisfied with the Nation’s Food Safety A recent study has discovered widespread dissatisfaction among Chinese residents when it comes to the nation's food safety. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Chinese-Public-Not-Satisfied-with-the-Nations-Food-Safety-01621 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Chinese-Public-Not-Satisfied-with-the-Nations-Food-Safety-01621 Practical Skills Favoured Over Academic Qualifications, Study Shows According to a recent study, three quarters (75%) of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) rank degrees less highly than they did 10 years ago. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Practical-Skills-Favoured-Over-Academic-Qualifications-Study-Shows-01620 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Practical-Skills-Favoured-Over-Academic-Qualifications-Study-Shows-01620 Survey Shows Retail Sales Rebounded Strongly in July Retail sales in July recovered strongly from June's disappointing figures, according to the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) most recent Monthly Distributive Trades Survey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Retail-Sales-Rebounded-Strongly-in-July-01619 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Retail-Sales-Rebounded-Strongly-in-July-01619 UK Graduate Vacancies Expected to Increase, Survey Shows Graduate vacancies in the UK are forecast to increase by an average of 17% this year, with banking or financial services and transport or logistics companies anticipating the steepest growth. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Graduate-Vacancies-Expected-to-Increase-Survey-Shows-01618 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Graduate-Vacancies-Expected-to-Increase-Survey-Shows-01618 Survey Highlights Lack of Knowledge on HIV and Aids A recent study, conducted by the charity MAC AIDS Fund, has raised alarming concerns surrounding the knowledge and awareness of HIV and Aids. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Highlights-Lack-of-Knowledge-on-HIV-and-Aids-01617 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Highlights-Lack-of-Knowledge-on-HIV-and-Aids-01617 Police Need Warrants Before Searching Mobile Phones, American Survey Says A study, conducted with the American public, has revealed that more than four fifths (83%) of its respondents think the police should have to get a warrant before searching through personal information on someone's mobile phone. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Police-Need-Warrants-Before-Searching-Mobile-Phones-American-Survey-Says-01616 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Police-Need-Warrants-Before-Searching-Mobile-Phones-American-Survey-Says-01616 Survey Shows Which Factors Make High Quality Doctors in America A recent study, conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, has revealed Americans' priorities when it comes to choosing a doctor or other health care provider (HCP), and the most important traits a good doctor needs to possess. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Which-Factors-Make-High-Quality-Doctors-in-America-01615 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Which-Factors-Make-High-Quality-Doctors-in-America-01615 Aldi and Lidl Reiterate Budget Supermarket Dominance, Survey Shows Budget supermarkets Aldi and Lidl have stormed to the top of a recent consumer poll, outdoing quality rivals Waitrose and Sainsbury's. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Aldi-and-Lidl-Reiterate-Budget-Supermarket-Dominance-Survey-Shows-01614 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Aldi-and-Lidl-Reiterate-Budget-Supermarket-Dominance-Survey-Shows-01614 Survey Shows Half of Women Turn into Food Bores When Dieting A recent study, commissioned by The Simply Great Drinks Company, has discovered that one in two women turn into 'food bores' when dieting. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Half-of-Women-Turn-into-Food-Bores-When-Dieting-01613 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Half-of-Women-Turn-into-Food-Bores-When-Dieting-01613 UK Marketing Budgets Remain Elevated, Study Shows UK marketing budgets have increased for the seventh consecutive quarter, according to a survey conducted by Markit Economics and IPA. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Marketing-Budgets-Remain-Elevated-Study-Shows-01611 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Marketing-Budgets-Remain-Elevated-Study-Shows-01611 LGB Participants More Likely to Smoke and Binge Drink, Survey Shows The US' National Statistics Report has recently been published and provides a break-down of its participants' sexual orientation and health behaviour. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/LGB-Participants-More-Likely-to-Smoke-and-Binge-Drink-Survey-Shows-01612 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/LGB-Participants-More-Likely-to-Smoke-and-Binge-Drink-Survey-Shows-01612 Survey Shows Low Employability Rates for Indian Engineering Graduates The aspirations of Indian engineering graduates do not correlate with their career readiness, according to the country's National Employability Report. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Low-Employability-Rates-for-Indian-Engineering-Graduates-01610 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Low-Employability-Rates-for-Indian-Engineering-Graduates-01610 Study Shows Overall University Satisfaction Has Increased Overall university satisfaction levels increased in 2013, according to the Higher Education Funding Council for England's National Student Survey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Overall-University-Satisfaction-Has-Increased-01609 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Overall-University-Satisfaction-Has-Increased-01609 Scotland Divided on Impact Independence Will Have on Charities, Survey Shows A recent survey, conducted by nfpSynergy, has highlighted an evident divide within Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) and members of the public when it comes to the impact Scottish independence will have on its charities. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scotland-Divided-on-Impact-Independence-Will-Have-on-Charities-Survey-Shows-01608 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scotland-Divided-on-Impact-Independence-Will-Have-on-Charities-Survey-Shows-01608 Survey Shows Peer Influence Can Tarnish Telecom Providers’ Reputation A recent study has shown that over half (56%) of its respondents use social media as a source of information to evaluate communication service providers and their products. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Peer-Influence-Can-Tarnish-Telecom-Providers-Reputation-01607 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Peer-Influence-Can-Tarnish-Telecom-Providers-Reputation-01607 Customer Satisfaction Levels Higher for Smaller Chains, Report Shows While larger restaurant chains have suffered declining customer satisfaction levels, smaller outlets have benefited from increased consumer gratification, according to a report published by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Customer-Satisfaction-Levels-Higher-for-Smaller-Chains-Report-Shows-01606 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Customer-Satisfaction-Levels-Higher-for-Smaller-Chains-Report-Shows-01606 Study Reveals how UK Construction Companies Handle Skills Shortages A survey conducted by Hays Construction has shown that one fifth of UK construction firms have not taken any immediate action to combat the skills shortages within their workforce. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Reveals-how-UK-Construction-Companies-Handle-Skills-Shortages-01605 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Reveals-how-UK-Construction-Companies-Handle-Skills-Shortages-01605 Survey Shows Most Europeans are Happy with Urban Public Transport A report published last month, by the European Commission, has shown that the majority of Europeans are satisfied with most aspects of urban public transport, with ticket prices a stand-out exception. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Most-Europeans-are-Happy-with-Urban-Public-Transport-01604 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Most-Europeans-are-Happy-with-Urban-Public-Transport-01604 Many Britons Not Happy With Their Appearance, Study Shows According to a recent poll, two fifths (37%) of British adults think celebrity culture is the biggest threat to the well-being of 17 and 18 year-olds in Britain. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-Britons-Not-Happy-With-Their-Appearance-Study-Shows-01603 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-Britons-Not-Happy-With-Their-Appearance-Study-Shows-01603 Research Highlights Frozen Yoghurt’s Upsurge in the UK In contrast to ice-cream's decline in volume sales, the UK frozen yoghurt market has experienced significant growth over the last three years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Highlights-Frozen-Yoghurts-Upsurge-in-the-UK-01602 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Highlights-Frozen-Yoghurts-Upsurge-in-the-UK-01602 US Healthcare System Under-Performing Despite Being Most Expensive, Shows Study Despite having the most expensive healthcare system in the world, the United States (US) consistently underperforms when it comes to quality care, access, efficiency and equity, according to a study conducted by The Commonwealth Fund (TCF). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-Healthcare-System-Under-Performing-Despite-Being-Most-Expensive-Shows-Study-01601 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-Healthcare-System-Under-Performing-Despite-Being-Most-Expensive-Shows-Study-01601 UK Construction Industry in a Strong Position, Survey Shows The UK construction industry showed a strong rebound from May's disappointing figures in June, according to the Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Construction-Industry-in-a-Strong-Position-Survey-Shows-01600 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Construction-Industry-in-a-Strong-Position-Survey-Shows-01600 Older Americans Less Likely to Visit a Library, Study Shows People aged 65 and over are less likely to have visited a library than their younger counterparts, according to a study by the Pew Research Centre. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Older-Americans-Less-Likely-to-Visit-a-Library-Study-Shows-01590 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Older-Americans-Less-Likely-to-Visit-a-Library-Study-Shows-01590 Obese Americans Choose Weight Loss Pills and Surgery Over Exercise Analysis of the National Health and Wellness Survey, which asked 39,000 respondents in the United States to complete an online survey, has found that overweight and obese Americans report a greater level of overall satisfaction with weight loss pills or weight loss surgery. According to the respondents, diet, exercise and other methods relying on will power do not result in the same level of results. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Obese-Americans-Choose-Weight-Loss-Pills-and-Surgery-Over-Exercise-01591 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Obese-Americans-Choose-Weight-Loss-Pills-and-Surgery-Over-Exercise-01591 Survey Shows Uncertainty Around Mobile Phone Roaming Charges A survey, conducted for Which?, has highlighted uncertainty and shock around mobile phone rates and bills when using devices abroad. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Uncertainty-Around-Mobile-Phone-Roaming-Charges-01592 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Uncertainty-Around-Mobile-Phone-Roaming-Charges-01592 Companies Growing Concerned Over Skills Shortages, Study Shows A survey done with 291 companies has highlighted several key concerns when it comes to the mentality and academia of potential job candidates. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Companies-Growing-Concerned-Over-Skills-Shortages-Study-Shows-01594 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Companies-Growing-Concerned-Over-Skills-Shortages-Study-Shows-01594 WVAW Chemical Spill Knocks Resident Confidence, Survey Shows A survey with 171 West Virginian households has shown that only just over one third of West Virginia American Water (WVAW) users believe the water disseminated is safe since the state suffered chemical contamination on January 9. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/WVAW-Chemical-Spill-Knocks-Resident-Confidence-Survey-Shows-01595 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/WVAW-Chemical-Spill-Knocks-Resident-Confidence-Survey-Shows-01595 Majority of Hong Kong People Not Proud To Be Chinese Citizens, Study Shows A study with more than 1,000 Hong Kong residents has shown that just one third (33%) of its respondents are proud to be a national citizen of China, with more than six in 10 (62%) stating they are not proud. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Hong-Kong-People-Not-Proud-To-Be-Chinese-Citizens-Study-Shows-01596 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Hong-Kong-People-Not-Proud-To-Be-Chinese-Citizens-Study-Shows-01596 Half of Survey’s Respondents Considering Aesthetic Treatment A recently published online survey discovered that over half (52%) of its respondents were considering aesthetic treatments, such as wrinkle-relaxing injections, skin tightening procedures and chemical peels. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-Surveys-Respondents-Considering-Aesthetic-Treatment-01597 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-Surveys-Respondents-Considering-Aesthetic-Treatment-01597 Study Shows Increased Demand for Savings, Investment and Borrowing Products John Gilbert Financial Research's (JGFR) latest Financial Activity Barometer has highlighted increased demand for savings, investment and borrowing products ' the highest it's been since the spring of 2006. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Increased-Demand-for-Savings-Investment-and-Borrowing-Products-01598 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Increased-Demand-for-Savings-Investment-and-Borrowing-Products-01598 Study Shows Students Have Unrealistic Job Expectations Findings from the Student Employability Index have suggested that post-graduate students have unrealistic expectations when it comes to job prospects. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Students-Have-Unrealistic-Job-Expectations-01599 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Students-Have-Unrealistic-Job-Expectations-01599 IPCC Study Maps Out Public’s Perception of the Police A study commissioned by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has uncovered the public's perception of the police in their local area and the IPCC itself. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/IPCC-Study-Maps-Out-Publics-Perception-of-the-Police-01593 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/IPCC-Study-Maps-Out-Publics-Perception-of-the-Police-01593 London-based Offices and Re-branding Seen as Wasteful for Charities, Survey Shows A study looking into the public's opinion of charities has discovered that a large proportion see re-brands and London-based offices as a waste of money. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/London-based-Offices-and-Re-branding-Seen-as-Wasteful-for-Charities-Survey-Shows-01588 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/London-based-Offices-and-Re-branding-Seen-as-Wasteful-for-Charities-Survey-Shows-01588 E-retailers Offer Best Customer Service Levels, Survey Shows Customer service in banks ranked second only to e-retail service, according to an international survey conducted by KPMG. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/E-retailers-Offer-Best-Customer-Service-Levels-Survey-Shows-01589 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/E-retailers-Offer-Best-Customer-Service-Levels-Survey-Shows-01589 Study Shows Brazilian Industry is Continuing to Struggle with Output Figures from Brazil's government statistic agency, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), have shown that the nation has continued to struggle with industry output, with figures falling for a third consecutive month. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Brazilian-Industry-is-Continuing-to-Struggle-with-Output-01587 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Brazilian-Industry-is-Continuing-to-Struggle-with-Output-01587 CFOs Confident US Economy Will Continue to Improve, Study Shows For the first time since 2006, more than 50% of CFOs believe that the US economy will continue to improve over the next six months, according to the latest edition of a bi-annual study conducted by Grant Thornton LLP. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/CFOs-Confident-US-Economy-Will-Continue-to-Improve-Study-Shows-01586 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/CFOs-Confident-US-Economy-Will-Continue-to-Improve-Study-Shows-01586 Charity Given Lowest Spending Priority, Survey Shows The UK's economic improvement may mean that, for some at least, their spending is set to increase over the course of the next year, but when asked what their increased spending is likely to go on, charity was given the lowest priority according to research conducted for the Charities Aid Foundation. When asked what they are likely to increase their spending on, groceries (31%), holidays (21%), clothes (17%), leisure activities (14%) and eating out (14%) were all given precedence. Less than one in 10 (9%) said that they would increase their charitable donations over the next year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Charity-Given-Lowest-Spending-Priority-Survey-Shows-01585 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Charity-Given-Lowest-Spending-Priority-Survey-Shows-01585 Study Shows Not Paying the Living Wage Could Deter Customers A study, carried out with over 1,000 UK people, has shown that over half of the respondents questioned would change their shopping habits to avoid stores that do not pay the Living Wage. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Not-Paying-the-Living-Wage-Could-Deter-Customers-01584 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Not-Paying-the-Living-Wage-Could-Deter-Customers-01584 Study Shows Many Consumers Do Not Trust Energy Suppliers A large-scale study, conducted for Smart Meter Central Delivery Body (SMCDB), has found that many Britons do not trust their energy supplier and feel under-informed when it comes to tariff and supplier details. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Many-Consumers-Do-Not-Trust-Energy-Suppliers-01583 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Many-Consumers-Do-Not-Trust-Energy-Suppliers-01583 Californians Quote Fuel Savings as Main Reason for Driving Electric Cars A study on 8,400 Californians has pin-pointed the key drivers behind electric vehicle sales. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Californians-Quote-Fuel-Savings-as-Main-Reason-for-Driving-Electric-Cars-01582 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Californians-Quote-Fuel-Savings-as-Main-Reason-for-Driving-Electric-Cars-01582 London House Prices Have Significantly Increased, Survey Shows House prices in London have taken a considerable hike ' rising over 30% in the last four years alone, according to recent research findings. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/London-House-Prices-Have-Significantly-Increased-Survey-Shows-01581 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/London-House-Prices-Have-Significantly-Increased-Survey-Shows-01581 British Residents Dissatisfied With Their Local Council, Study Shows A study, conducted by Localise ' a consumer profiling team, has highlighted evident dissatisfaction among British residents with their local council. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-Residents-Dissatisfied-With-Their-Local-Council-Study-Shows-01580 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-Residents-Dissatisfied-With-Their-Local-Council-Study-Shows-01580 Sleeping Naked Makes You Happier With Your Relationship, Study Says A study, conducted by Cotton USA, has revealed that couples who sleep naked are happiest in their relationship. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sleeping-Naked-Makes-You-Happier-With-Your-Relationship-Study-Says-01579 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sleeping-Naked-Makes-You-Happier-With-Your-Relationship-Study-Says-01579 Survey Shows Hospital Consultants in Ireland Among Highest Paid in the World According to new research from the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), hospital consultants in Ireland are still among the highest paid in the world, despite the economic downturn in the country. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Hospital-Consultants-in-Ireland-Among-Highest-Paid-in-the-World-01578 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Hospital-Consultants-in-Ireland-Among-Highest-Paid-in-the-World-01578 Survey Shows Energy Executives Think US Can Be Energy Independent by 2030 Almost three quarters (73%) of senior energy executives believe the US can achieve energy independence by 2030 or sooner, according to a recent KPMG survey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Energy-Executives-Think-US-Can-Be-Energy-Independent-by-2030-01577 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Energy-Executives-Think-US-Can-Be-Energy-Independent-by-2030-01577 Survey Shows Cycling is Rising in Popularity in England Sport England's (SE) Active People Survey (APS) has highlighted a statistically significant increase in the number of people who have taken up cycling at least once a week. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Cycling-is-Rising-in-Popularity-in-England-01576 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Cycling-is-Rising-in-Popularity-in-England-01576 Lack Of Awareness About The Options Available To Couples Going Through Break-Ups According to new research carried out by Resolution there is patchy understanding about alternatives to going to court during a break up. The research suggests this has been worsened by the recent cuts to legal aid resulting in fewer couples having access to free legal help. Resolution says the research shows that the number of couples attending out-of-court sessions to resolve family disputes since cuts to legal aid were introduced in April 2013 have already fallen by nearly 40%.The findings reveal that only half of those taking part in the poll of over 4,000 British adults said they would consider a non-court solution if divorcing. These findings come despite the fact that for many couples it could avoid a long courtroom battle and would reduce stress and save a significant amount of money. The study also estimates that over 115,000 people each year could save money and emotional stress if they were made fully aware of all their options. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Lack-Of-Awareness-About-The-Options-Available-To-Couple-Going-Through-Break-Ups-01429 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Lack-Of-Awareness-About-The-Options-Available-To-Couple-Going-Through-Break-Ups-01429 Survey Results Show 34% Of US Adults Would Sign Up For Aereo A survey conducted on 1,231 US adults has shown that 34% of respondents would probably or definitely sign up for Aereo, an Internet television streaming start-up, if it was available. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Results-Show-34-Of-Us-Adults-Would-Sign-Up-For-Aereo-01535 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Results-Show-34-Of-Us-Adults-Would-Sign-Up-For-Aereo-01535 Survey Shows Over 70% Of Railway Users Think Food Is Overpriced Price reductions and fresher produce are two key elements that would entice more customers to purchase food or drink on a train or at a station, according to a YouGov report. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Over-70-Of-Railway-Users-Think-Food-Is-Overpriced-01539 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Over-70-Of-Railway-Users-Think-Food-Is-Overpriced-01539 Survey Finds A Quarter of People Attend The Dentist Less Often Than In 2010 The survey of 750 adults carried out by Behaviour and Attitudes on behalf of the Irish Dental Association (IDA) shows that whilst four out of five people believe their teeth and gums to be healthy, almost a quarter (23%) are visiting the dentist less often than in 2010. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-A-Quarter-People-Attend-The-Dentist-Less-Often-Than-In-2010-01442 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-A-Quarter-People-Attend-The-Dentist-Less-Often-Than-In-2010-01442 Survey Shows Industrial Sector Confident of Growth Over the Next Year A growing sense of optimism is emerging in the industrial sector as nine out of 10 executives of small and mid-size manufacturing and distribution companies expect to see solid growth over the next 12 months, according to the 2014 McGladrey Manufacturing and Distribution Monitor. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Industrial-Sector-Confident-of-Growth-Over-the-Next-Year-01575 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Industrial-Sector-Confident-of-Growth-Over-the-Next-Year-01575 Survey Finds US Voters Willing To Pay More For Faster School Broadband Eighty-three percent of U.S. voters would support efforts to bring higher-speed broadband to schools, while seven-in-ten (69%) would still support it if it meant a US$4-a-year fee on mobile service, according to the study, released by the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission, a technology-in-education advocacy group. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-US-Voters-Willing-To-Pay-More-For-Faster-School-Broadband-01574 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-US-Voters-Willing-To-Pay-More-For-Faster-School-Broadband-01574 New Research Shows Europe Divided on Cannabis Regulation According to a new European survey, around 60% of young people living in Ireland feel that the sale of cannabis should be regulated. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Research-Shows-Europe-Divided-on-Cannabis-Regulation-01573 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Research-Shows-Europe-Divided-on-Cannabis-Regulation-01573 US Citizens Fear Oil Companies Will Raise Gasoline Prices Following Iraq Crisis Market research conducted with 1,000 American adults has suggested that more than half (56%) suspect that oil companies responsible for producing gasoline and setting prices will use the news coming out of Iraq as an 'excuse' to raise the price of fuel. However, a third of respondents interviewed via the telephone survey also felt that prices would increase ' but as a result of real shortages caused by the current state of political unrest in the country. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-Citizens-Fear-Oil-Companies-Will-Raise-Gasoline-Prices-Following-Iraq-Crisis-01572 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-Citizens-Fear-Oil-Companies-Will-Raise-Gasoline-Prices-Following-Iraq-Crisis-01572 Survey Shows Almost Half of Parents Plan to Visit a Museum This Summer With the summer holidays beckoning parents are putting plans in place to keep their children entertained during the six week break, and trips to museums have proved a particularly popular choice with 47% of parents intending to visit one this summer. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Almost-Half-of-Parents-Plan-to-Visit-a-Museum-This-Summer-01571 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Almost-Half-of-Parents-Plan-to-Visit-a-Museum-This-Summer-01571 McDonald’s Ranked Bottom of the ACSI by US Consumers McDonald's has been given the cold shoulder by consumers in the USA, with the fast-food restaurant ranked at the very bottom of a list compiled by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), which was designed to measure satisfaction levels with fast-food and restaurant customers. The low ACSI rating of 71 is a 3% drop on their score from last year, but they were not alone in experiencing such a decline. Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts' ratings dropped by 5% and 6% respectively, whilst KFC suffered the biggest setback in dropping by 9%, bringing their rating to 74 which places them precariously above only Taco Bell, on 72, and McDonald's. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/McDonalds-Ranked-Bottom-of-the-ACSI-by-US-Consumers-01570 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/McDonalds-Ranked-Bottom-of-the-ACSI-by-US-Consumers-01570 Survey Shows Uncertainty About When to Throw Food Away A survey conducted by NSF International (a non-profit public health group) has found that 25% of Americans base their decision on whether or not food is safe to eat on visual cues rather than making use of the information provided on the packaging. Approximately half of those asked claimed that they do not throw food away until there is a noticeable, visible change in its appearance. Some of the other more alarming findings of the survey, comprising of over 1,000 Americans from across the country, include the almost two fifths (17%) who only dispose of food when it starts to smell and the 14% who admit to never throwing out frozen food. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Uncertainty-About-When-to-Throw-Food-Away-01569 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Uncertainty-About-When-to-Throw-Food-Away-01569 Worst City for Car Insurance Quotes is Birmingham, says Market Research In a nation-wide study, Birmingham has come out as the worst place to live when it comes to car insurance quotes, occupying the top 10 most expensive postcodes. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Worst-City-for-Car-Insurance-Quotes-is-Birmingham-says-Market-Research-01568 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Worst-City-for-Car-Insurance-Quotes-is-Birmingham-says-Market-Research-01568 Survey Shows UK Divided on Government’s Role with the Internet A survey conducted by KPMG and Censuswide has found that UK citizens are divided when it comes to the government's role in relation to the Internet. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-UK-Divided-on-Governments-Role-with-the-Internet-01567 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-UK-Divided-on-Governments-Role-with-the-Internet-01567 Aerospace Industry Poll Discovers Encouraging Findings A poll created to look at how the aerospace industry can improve its fuel efficiency, emissions output and noise levels has shown that over one third of consumer respondents do not think the sector needs any incentives. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Aerospace-Industry-Poll-Discovers-Encouraging-Findings-01566 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Aerospace-Industry-Poll-Discovers-Encouraging-Findings-01566 Telecoms Survey Finds Mobile Broadband More Popular Than Public Wi-Fi A survey conducted earlier this month has shown that mobile broadband is more popular than public Wi-Fi services for Internet connection amongst consumers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Telecoms-Survey-Finds-Mobile-Broadband-More-Popular-Than-Public-Wi-Fi-01565 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Telecoms-Survey-Finds-Mobile-Broadband-More-Popular-Than-Public-Wi-Fi-01565 Global Education Study Shows Teachers Feel Undervalued A large scale study, conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has shown that over two thirds (69%) of teachers feel their profession is undervalued. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-Education-Study-Shows-Teachers-Feel-Undervalued-01564 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-Education-Study-Shows-Teachers-Feel-Undervalued-01564 Survey Shows Women Are Increasingly Affected by Government Spending Cuts Women are becoming increasingly affected by local council spending cuts, according to a study conducted by UNISON. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Women-Are-Increasingly-Affected-by-Government-Spending-Cuts-01563 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Women-Are-Increasingly-Affected-by-Government-Spending-Cuts-01563 Survey Shows Female NHS Employees Feel Less Valued and Involved Than Males A new report, published by Hillcroft House UK Ltd, shows that female NHS employees, in England, feel less valued and included at work than males. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Female-NHS-Employees-Feel-Less-Valued-and-Involved-Than-Males-01562 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Female-NHS-Employees-Feel-Less-Valued-and-Involved-Than-Males-01562 Trust Levels for Charities Falls to 56% in April 2014 Trust levels for charities have dropped 10% in the last year to plummet down to 56% in April 2014, compared to their May 2013 reading of 66%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Trust-Levels-for-Charities-Falls-to-56-in-April-2014-01561 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Trust-Levels-for-Charities-Falls-to-56-in-April-2014-01561 American Consumers Financially Driven to Demand Response Programmes Results from parago's energy survey shows that although awareness for demand response programmes (DRP) is low, with the right incentives American customers are willing to sign-up. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/American-Consumers-Financially-Driven-to-Demand-Response-Programmes-01560 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/American-Consumers-Financially-Driven-to-Demand-Response-Programmes-01560 41% of UK Firms Say Having Foreign Speaking Employees is Beneficial According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the UK education system is not producing enough people with the foreign language skills that businesses seek. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/41-of-UK-Firms-Say-Having-Foreign-Speaking-Employees-is-Beneficial-01559 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/41-of-UK-Firms-Say-Having-Foreign-Speaking-Employees-is-Beneficial-01559 Poor White Children Are Consistently The Lowest Performing Group In England A report - Underachievement in Education by White Working Class Children ' studied by the Education Select Committee (ESC), has shown that poor white children are consistently the lowest performing group in England. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poor-White-Children-Are-Consistently-The-Lowest-Performing-Group-In-England-01558 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poor-White-Children-Are-Consistently-The-Lowest-Performing-Group-In-England-01558 Small Business Confidence Higher In Scotland Than In England And Wales Results from the Federation of Small Business' (FSB) Voice of Small Business Index have shown that firms in Scotland demonstrated higher levels of confidence than those in England and Wales in the second quarter of 2014. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Small-Business-Confidence-Higher-In-Scotland-Than-In-England-And-Wales-01556 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Small-Business-Confidence-Higher-In-Scotland-Than-In-England-And-Wales-01556 UK Business Growth The Highest It’s Been in Over 10 Years A survey, conducted by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), has shown that UK business growth is in a very healthy place. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Business-Growth-The-Highest-Its-Been-in-Over-10-Years-01557 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Business-Growth-The-Highest-Its-Been-in-Over-10-Years-01557 Irish Construction Activity Rose Sharply In May The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) posted a 60.2 reading for the Irish construction sector in May, less than April's figure (63.5) - which was a near-record high - but still a sharp increase in total construction activity. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Irish-Construction-Activity-Rose-Sharply-In-May-01555 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Irish-Construction-Activity-Rose-Sharply-In-May-01555 Less Than 50% Of British 18-24 Year Olds Know First Verse Of National Anthem According to a recent survey over two fifths (43%) of 18-24 year olds in Britain do not know the first verse of the national anthem, with less than half (44%) in the know and 13% unsure. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Less-Than-50-Of-British-18-24-Year-Olds-Know-First-Verse-Of-National-Anthem-01554 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Less-Than-50-Of-British-18-24-Year-Olds-Know-First-Verse-Of-National-Anthem-01554 UK Menswear Market Grows 18 Per Cent Between 2008 And 2013 The UK menswear market has grown 18% over the last five years to bring the sector's 2013 value up to £12.9billion, with an estimated 91% of all British men purchasing clothes last year alone. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Menswear-Market-Grows-18-Per-Cent-Between-2008-And-2013-01547 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Menswear-Market-Grows-18-Per-Cent-Between-2008-And-2013-01547 Majority Of The Public Still Class Engineering As A ‘Male’ Profession A survey done by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) has shown that the majority of the public still class engineering as a 'male' profession. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-Of-The-Public-Still-Class-Engineering-As-A-Male-Profession-01553 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-Of-The-Public-Still-Class-Engineering-As-A-Male-Profession-01553 Oral Care Market Forecast To Grow 22 Per Cent by 2018 Last year, mouthwash, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental accessory and denture product sales hit £1billion, growing 4% in both 2012 and 2013. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Oral-Care-Market-Forecast-To-Grow-22-Per-Cent-by-2018-01552 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Oral-Care-Market-Forecast-To-Grow-22-Per-Cent-by-2018-01552 Television Voted As Preferred Channel of Communication For Euro Updates A recent study has shown that over half (56%) of people living in EU member states outside of the euro area do not feel well informed about the euro. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Euro-informed-01549 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Euro-informed-01549 Survey Shows Brazilian, UK And US Consumers Are Unclear About World Cup Official Sponsors Research done by GlobalWebIndex has shown that 38% of UK, US and Brazilian consumers incorrectly think MasterCard is an official World Cup sponsor, even though it has not been a benefactor since 2006. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Brazilian-UK-And-US-Consumers-Are-Unclear-About-World-Cup-Official-Sponsors-01551 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Brazilian-UK-And-US-Consumers-Are-Unclear-About-World-Cup-Official-Sponsors-01551 Survey Shows Knowledge Of Euro Coins And Banknotes Is Weak According to recent figures, just over half (51%) of people living in EU member states outside of the euro area (the 'NMS7') are aware that euro banknotes are exactly the same in all countries that use it. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Knowledge-Of-Euro-Coins-And-Banknotes-Is-Weak-01550 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Knowledge-Of-Euro-Coins-And-Banknotes-Is-Weak-01550 Study Shows Euro Awareness Levels Are Low A study conducted by Eurobarometer has shown that just 30% of respondents, from EU Member states outside of the euro area (the 'NMS7'), are aware that 18 countries currently use the currency. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Euro-Awareness-Levels-Are-Low-01548 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Euro-Awareness-Levels-Are-Low-01548 Survey Shows Younger Generations Place More Importance On Career A survey conducted for the University of Southampton shows 16-24 year olds are considerably more career orientated than older generations. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Younger-Generations-Place-More-Importance-On-Career-01546 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Younger-Generations-Place-More-Importance-On-Career-01546 UK Car Export Revenue Doubles In Last Decade Revenue from UK car exports has doubled in the last 10 years reaching £24.8billion in 2013, compared to its £12billion in 2004, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Car-Export-Revenue-Doubles-In-Last-Decade-01545 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Car-Export-Revenue-Doubles-In-Last-Decade-01545 28 Per Cent Of US Consumers Say Clothes Or Accessories Is Most Popular Father’s Day Gift A survey, done by PriceGrabber, on 3,949 US shoppers has shown that clothing and accessories are the most popular Father's Day gift choice for most American's, with most fathers stating they would prefer quality time with their family. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/28-Per-Cent-Of-US-Consumers-Say-Clothes-Or-Accessories-Is-Most-Popular-Fathers-Day-Gift-01544 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/28-Per-Cent-Of-US-Consumers-Say-Clothes-Or-Accessories-Is-Most-Popular-Fathers-Day-Gift-01544 Survey Shows 71 Per Cent Of Global Automotive Executives Are Positive For 2014 A survey conducted on global automotive executives has highlighted a generally positive outlook for the industry in 2014. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-71-Per-Cent-Of-Global-Automotive-Executives-Are-Positive-For-2014-01543 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-71-Per-Cent-Of-Global-Automotive-Executives-Are-Positive-For-2014-01543 Report Shows Consumer Confidence Is The Highest It Has Been In Seven Years Research carried out by YouGov and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has shown that consumer confidence is the highest it's been in almost seven years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-Shows-Consumer-Confidence-Is-The-Highest-It-Has-Been-In-Seven-Years-01542 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-Shows-Consumer-Confidence-Is-The-Highest-It-Has-Been-In-Seven-Years-01542 O2 Study Shows Disturbing Disconnection Between Parents And Digital Demands Of The Job Market Research commissioned by O2 has found a 'disturbing' disconnection between parents' career advice and the increasingly digital demands of the job market. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/O2-Study-Shows-Disturbing-Disconnection-Between-Parents-And-Digital-Demands-Of-The-Job-Market-01541 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/O2-Study-Shows-Disturbing-Disconnection-Between-Parents-And-Digital-Demands-Of-The-Job-Market-01541 Study Shows England’s Hopes And Interest For The World Cup Have Reduced A study completed by YouGov has shown that England's hopes and interest have diminished ahead of this year's World Cup. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Englands-Hopes-And-Interest-For-The-World-Cup-Have-Reduced-01540 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Englands-Hopes-And-Interest-For-The-World-Cup-Have-Reduced-01540 Report Shows Overall Satisfaction Levels For Most Mortgage Applicants Is Low According to a report by YouGov just 34% of mortgage holders are satisfied with the application stage of the mortgage buying process, with the other two thirds rating it poorly. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-Shows-Overall-Satisfaction-Levels-For-Most-Mortgage-Applicants-Is-Low-01538 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-Shows-Overall-Satisfaction-Levels-For-Most-Mortgage-Applicants-Is-Low-01538 Central London Retail Rent Levels Reach Record Highs Rent levels in Central London have reached record highs, according to a retail report by Knight Frank (KF). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Central-London-Retail-Rent-Levels-Reach-Record-Highs-01537 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Central-London-Retail-Rent-Levels-Reach-Record-Highs-01537 Statistics Show Total Commercial Vehicle Sales Have Increased By Over 12% Despite truck registrations dipping 20% below last year's figures in May, total commercial vehicle sales rose 12.6% last month reaching 27,198 units, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Statistics-Show-Total-Commercial-Vehicle-Sales-Have-Increased-By-Over-12-01536 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Statistics-Show-Total-Commercial-Vehicle-Sales-Have-Increased-By-Over-12-01536 UK Car Industry Sustains Longest Ever Period Of Growth The UK car industry has sustained its longest ever period of growth with month-on-month increases dating back to March, 2012. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Car-Industry-Sustains-Longest-Ever-Period-Of-Growth-01534 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Car-Industry-Sustains-Longest-Ever-Period-Of-Growth-01534 Eating Greens Will ‘Not Make Children Happy’: Government Survey The Department of Health funded report, carried out by analysts at NatCen Social Research, on figures provided by the Millennium Cohort Study, has found that children who enjoy 'unhealthy' things such as sweets, fizzy drinks or television, in moderation are enjoying a happier and more rounded childhood than those who are not allowed them at all. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Eating-Greens-Will-Not-Make-Children-Happy-Government-Survey-01524 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Eating-Greens-Will-Not-Make-Children-Happy-Government-Survey-01524 Recent Evidence Suggests Bilingualism Improves Later-Life Cognition A University of Edinburgh study has shown that bilingualism can improve later-life cognition and delay the onset of dementia. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-Evidence-Suggests-Bilingualism-Improves-Later-Life-Cognition-01533 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-Evidence-Suggests-Bilingualism-Improves-Later-Life-Cognition-01533 Study Of 113,000 Women Shows Correlation In Waistline And Lightness Of Their Bedroom A study conducted by a team at the Institute of Cancer Research, in London, has highlighted a correlation between women's waistlines and whether or not their bedroom is light enough to see across. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Of-113000-Women-Shows-Correlation-In-Waistline-And-Lightness-Of-Their-Bedroom-01532 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Of-113000-Women-Shows-Correlation-In-Waistline-And-Lightness-Of-Their-Bedroom-01532 World Cup: Official Sponsorship Important To Young Consumers A recent survey, conducted by Voxburner, shows that 66% of 16 to 24 year olds in the UK said it matters if brands celebrating sports events, such as the World Cup or Olympics, are official sponsors and feature on the relevant logo. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/World-Cup-Official-Sponsorship-Important-To-Young-Consumers-01531 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/World-Cup-Official-Sponsorship-Important-To-Young-Consumers-01531 Survey Reveals Potential High Demand for UK Properties A survey, conducted by Markit and Ipsos Mori, suggests that some five per cent of UK households plan to buy a property in the next year and a further fifth (20%) plan to do so within the next five years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Potential-High-Demand-for-UK-Properties-01530 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Potential-High-Demand-for-UK-Properties-01530 Survey Suggests Link between Binge Drinking and Overeating Slimming World, which commissioned the survey, has found that the extra calories involved with drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a 'tipping point', meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following twenty four hours. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-Link-between-Binge-Drinking-and-Overeating-01529 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-Link-between-Binge-Drinking-and-Overeating-01529 Survey Finds More US Employers Planning to Hire New College Graduates According to the survey, commissioned by CareerBuilder, about three fifths (57%) of US employers say they plan to hire new college graduates this year, up from fifty-three per cent last year and forty-four per cent in 2010. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-More-US-Employers-Planning-to-Hire-New-College-Graduates-01528 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-More-US-Employers-Planning-to-Hire-New-College-Graduates-01528 Survey Finds Rise in E-Cigarette Users Findings published by the anti-tobacco charity Ash (Action on Smoking and Health) show that the number of e-cigarette users has tripled over the past two years to 2.1 million. Of those now estimated to be using electronic cigarettes, around 700,000 are thought to be ex-smokers and 1.3 million to be using them alongside normal cigarettes or tobacco. Just 1% of those asked who never smoked said they had tried electronic cigarettes. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Rise-in-E-Cigarette-Users-01527 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Rise-in-E-Cigarette-Users-01527 US Market Research Survey Shames Airlines with the Rudest Flight Attendants Airfarewatchdog conducted the poll with 3,400 frequent fliers, asking them to assess which airline had the rudest in-flight attendants. Spirit Airlines got a quarter (26%) of the vote, easily beating Air Canada, which came in second with fourteen per cent of the vote. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-Market-Research-Survey-Shames-Airlines-with-the-Rudest-Flight-Attendants-01525 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-Market-Research-Survey-Shames-Airlines-with-the-Rudest-Flight-Attendants-01525 Survey Finds Dog Bites on the Rise According to research from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), there were, in 2013, 6,740 hospital admissions in England solely from dog 'bites and strikes'. Children aged up to nine years old accounted for the highest number of admissions and the most common ailment was an injury to the wrist or hand. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Dog-Bites-on-the-Rise-01526 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Dog-Bites-on-the-Rise-01526 Market Research Finds One Third of UK Adults Struggling to Afford Healthy Food According to research from the British Heart Foundation, which polled 2,444 adults, two-fifths (39%) of adults in the UK sacrificed health benefits for cost when doing their grocery shopping. Two thirds said they wanted to eat more healthily, but nearly half of these said cost was a hindrance. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-One-Third-of-UK-Adults-Struggling-to-Afford-Healthy-Food-01523 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-One-Third-of-UK-Adults-Struggling-to-Afford-Healthy-Food-01523 Survey - Canada’s Aviation Inspectors Concerned About Aviation Safety A survey conducted on behalf of the Canadian Federal Pilots Association (CFPA), indicates that two thirds (67%) of Canadian aviation inspectors believe the current system increases the risk of a major aviation accident, up from three fifths (61%) in 2007. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Canadas-Aviation-Inspectors-Concerned-About-Aviation-Safety-01522 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Canadas-Aviation-Inspectors-Concerned-About-Aviation-Safety-01522 Survey - Australians Plan to Increase Travel Spend According to TripAdvisor's TripBarometer survey, the annual global average spend on travel is $5498 but in 2014 Australian travellers plan to spend an average of $13,831. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Australians-Plan-to-Increase-Travel-Spend-01521 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Australians-Plan-to-Increase-Travel-Spend-01521 Market Research Finds More UK Students Considering Studying Abroad According to research by the British Council, which polled 2,630 students in the UK, two fifths (37%) would take up a degree overseas, compared with a fifth (20%) in a similar poll last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-More-UK-Students-Considering-Studying-Abroad-01520 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-More-UK-Students-Considering-Studying-Abroad-01520 Market Research: Denmark has the Happiest Workforce in the EU Research conducted by Eurobarometer has found that Denmark has the EU's happiest workforce, closely followed by Austrians and Belgians. Statistics show that the majority (94%) of Danish workers are satisfied with their own conditions at work. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Denmark-has-the-Happiest-Workforce-in-the-EU-01518 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Denmark-has-the-Happiest-Workforce-in-the-EU-01518 Market Research Finds Drop in Violent Crime Research conducted by the Violence and Society Research Group at Cardiff University, shows that there were just fewer than 235,000 people who required hospital treatment after a violent incident in 2013, almost 33,000 fewer than in the previous twelve months. The total included an eighteen per cent drop in violence among youths. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Drop-in-Violent-Crime-01519 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Drop-in-Violent-Crime-01519 Survey Shows UK Drinkers Can't Differentiate Between Plonk and Pricey Wines A study for the Daily Telegraph of 578 members of the public at the Edinburgh Science Festival has found that most UK drinkers can't tell the difference between cheap wine and expensive vintages. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-UK-Drinkers-Cant-Differentiate-Between-Plonk-and-Pricey-Wines-00068 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-UK-Drinkers-Cant-Differentiate-Between-Plonk-and-Pricey-Wines-00068 Almost 90 Per Cent of Americans Would Make Personal Health Data Available to Researchers A survey of 1,001 Americans over the age of eighteen, conducted by research firm Kelton and healthcare communications firm Makovsky Health, shows that almost nine in ten Americans would make their personal health data available to researchers to help them better understand a disease or to improve care and treatment options. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-90-Per-Cent-of-Americans-Would-Make-Personal-Health-Data-Available-to-Researchers-01517 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-90-Per-Cent-of-Americans-Would-Make-Personal-Health-Data-Available-to-Researchers-01517 Northern Ireland Disposable Income Rises, But By Less Than Half UK Average A monthly 'income tracker' for the Asda supermarket chain which examines spending habits and discretionary incomes across the UK, has found that discretionary incomes in Northern Ireland increased by £4 per week last month to £80. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Northern-Ireland-Disposable-Income-Rises-But-By-Less-Than-Half-UK-Average-01516 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Northern-Ireland-Disposable-Income-Rises-But-By-Less-Than-Half-UK-Average-01516 Survey: Cash Payments Cost UK Retailers Billions Each Year UK retailers are spending approximately £17.8 billion a year on processing cash payments. As a result, these businesses are looking to cut costs by embracing a wider range of payment options, moving Britain towards a 'cashless' future. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Cash-Payments-Cost-UK-Retailers-Billions-Each-Year-01515 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Cash-Payments-Cost-UK-Retailers-Billions-Each-Year-01515 Two Thirds of Global Online Consumers Plan to Buy a New or Used Car in the Next Two Years According to the latest Nielsen Global Survey of Automotive Demand, which polled more than 30,000 Internet respondents in sixty countries, has found that two thirds (65%) of global online consumers plan to buy a new or used car in the next two years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-Thirds-of-Global-Online-Consumers-Plan-to-Buy-a-New-or-Used-Car-in-the-Next-Two-Years-01514 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-Thirds-of-Global-Online-Consumers-Plan-to-Buy-a-New-or-Used-Car-in-the-Next-Two-Years-01514 Survey Finds Parents Being Asked to Make Contributions towards Textbooks The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) survey of 500 staff members in English, Welsh and Northern Irish schools has discovered that a quarter (26%) said parents were asked for voluntary contributions towards text or revision books. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Parents-Being-Asked-to-Make-Contributions-towards-Textbooks-01512 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Parents-Being-Asked-to-Make-Contributions-towards-Textbooks-01512 Survey Discovers That Children ‘Not Bothered’ About Winning in School Sports A recent survey commissioned by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the Chance to Shine cricket charity, which raised concerns that children are not bothered about competition in sport, found that almost two thirds (64%) of eight to sixteen year olds would not be bothered, would be happier, or would be less anxious if the competitive element was removed from school sport. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-That-Children-Not-Bothered-About-Winning-in-School-Sports-01513 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-That-Children-Not-Bothered-About-Winning-in-School-Sports-01513 Market Research Finds Physical Format Music More Popular Than Digital Downloads Findings from a new survey conducted by ICM Research suggest that physical formats are still more popular than digital downloads for purchasing music. In the last year, three fifths (57%) of the 2,030 respondents had bought a CD, while two fifths (39%) had purchased an MP3 download. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Physical-Format-Music-More-Popular-Than-Digital-Downloads-01511 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Physical-Format-Music-More-Popular-Than-Digital-Downloads-01511 Survey: Scotland’s Economic Performance Back to 'Pre-Recession' Levels The latest Scottish Chambers of Commerce' survey of 260 firms suggests growth in economic activity, investment and business optimism. The survey found confidence among manufacturing, construction and tourism firms 'continues to improve' though there was a decline among retailers who, on balance, reported a drop in sales though three fifths (60%) reported 'either no change or a rise'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Scotlands-Economic-Performance-Back-to-Pre-Recession-Levels-01510 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Scotlands-Economic-Performance-Back-to-Pre-Recession-Levels-01510 Survey Ranks UK as Sixth Most Tolerant Towards Homosexuality American based research agency, The Pew Research Centre, has recently published findings from a survey that charts people's opinions on social issues including same-sex relationships, abortion and extramarital affairs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Ranks-UK-as-Sixth-Most-Tolerant-Towards-Homosexuality-01509 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Ranks-UK-as-Sixth-Most-Tolerant-Towards-Homosexuality-01509 Study Finds One in Five Teachers Abused Online by Parents and Pupils According to a recent survey by the NASUWT union (National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers), one in five (21%) teachers said that negative comments had been posted about them on social media sites and online forums. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Finds-One-in-Five-Teachers-Abused-Online-by-Parents-and-Pupils-01508 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Finds-One-in-Five-Teachers-Abused-Online-by-Parents-and-Pupils-01508 Research Suggests Unpaid and Underpaid Internships are Blocking Students' PR Careers A recent survey of 400 CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) students found that half (49%) of PR interns are not receiving at least the National Minimum Wage, and that a third (32%) of student members felt they could not afford to take low-paying or unpaid internships. While most have done internships, only a quarter said they were paid. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Suggests-Unpaid-and-Underpaid-Internships-are-Blocking-Students-PR-Careers-01507 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Suggests-Unpaid-and-Underpaid-Internships-are-Blocking-Students-PR-Careers-01507 Survey Finds Majority of Gamers Prefer Adverts in Free Games over Paying For Games According to a study conducted among 500 gamers, on behalf of Electronic Arts and WildTangent, a company that powers game services for different companies, more than four fifths (86%) of players would rather have a free game, supported by adverts and in-game transaction, than pay full price for the game itself. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Majority-of-Gamers-Prefer-Adverts-in-Free-Games-over-Paying-For-Games-01506 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Majority-of-Gamers-Prefer-Adverts-in-Free-Games-over-Paying-For-Games-01506 Survey Finds High Number Of Gyms Failing To Comply With Industry Guidelines According to research of more than 1,100 people working in the Australian fitness industry ' conducted by Professor Finch and colleagues from Bond University, the University of South Australia and Fitness Australia ' there are a high number of gyms and fitness centres failing to comply with industry guidelines designed to minimise the risk of injury. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-High-Number-Of-Gyms-Failing-To-Comply-With-Industry-Guidelines-01505 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-High-Number-Of-Gyms-Failing-To-Comply-With-Industry-Guidelines-01505 Survey Finds Email Marketing Most Common For Lead Generation Among SMEs According to findings from a recent survey, undertaken by Salesfusion and Demand Metric, most small and mid-size companies have lead generation processes in place, but few (less than 10%) think they're highly effective. Over half (58%) say they don't produce enough leads. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Email-Marketing-Most-Common-For-Lead-Generation-Among-SMEs-01503 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Email-Marketing-Most-Common-For-Lead-Generation-Among-SMEs-01503 Study Finds Most Effective Way To Advertise Think Media research finds local news media, in print and online, to be the most effective combination for driving consumer action - with readers more than twice as likely to act on advertisements than those on TV or Social Media. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Finds-Most-Effective-Way-To-Advertise-01504 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Finds-Most-Effective-Way-To-Advertise-01504 Poll Suggests UK Roads Are In ‘Terrible Condition’ The AA's Streetwatch programme, which surveyed almost 23,911 AA members, found that overall road conditions in the UK fell over the winter. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Suggests-UK-Roads-Are-In-Terrible-Condition-01502 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Suggests-UK-Roads-Are-In-Terrible-Condition-01502 Health Survey Suggests That ‘Five a Day’ May Not Be Enough A recently UCL (University College London) survey suggests that the familiar mantra, 'five portions of fruit and vegetable a day', may not, after all, be enough, and that we should instead be aiming for seven a day. Furthermore, tinned and frozen fruit may not be helpful at all. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Health-Survey-Suggests-That-Five-a-Day-May-Not-Be-Enough-01501 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Health-Survey-Suggests-That-Five-a-Day-May-Not-Be-Enough-01501 UK Oil and Gas Sector Expects Jobs Growth According to a report released by the Bank of Scotland, the oil and gas sector has the potential to create 39,000 new jobs in the UK over the next two years, underlining continuing optimism in the industry but heightening worries about skills shortage. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Oil-and-Gas-Sector-Expects-Jobs-Growth-01500 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Oil-and-Gas-Sector-Expects-Jobs-Growth-01500 More Than Three Fifths of UK Women Bullied or Harassed at Work A recent survey of 25,000 women by the charity Opportunity Now and PwC, the professional service group, looked at discovering why women's careers often stall between the ages of 28 and 40. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-Than-Three-Fifths-of-UK-Women-Bullied-or-Harassed-at-Work-01499 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-Than-Three-Fifths-of-UK-Women-Bullied-or-Harassed-at-Work-01499 Majority of Automotive Companies want the Country to Stay within the European Union The majority (92%) of companies operating in the British car industry want the country to stay within the European Union, with access to the single market deemed fundamental to the sector's success. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Automotive-Companies-want-the-Country-to-Stay-within-the-European-Union-01498 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Automotive-Companies-want-the-Country-to-Stay-within-the-European-Union-01498 Poll Suggests Pharmaceutical Companies are Digitally Failing Patients A recent survey of 2,000 patients, conducted by consulting firm Accenture, suggests that pharmaceutical companies are failing patients digitally. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Suggests-Pharmaceutical-Companies-are-Digitally-Failing-Patients-01497 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Suggests-Pharmaceutical-Companies-are-Digitally-Failing-Patients-01497 Survey Finds Support for 20mph Zones A recent survey regarding speed limits around schools, in residential streets and in village, town and city centres, has revealed that almost four fifths (78%) of respondents backed the campaign run by Brake for twenty mph zones such as those already in Portsmouth to be extended across the country. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Support-for-20mph-Zones-01496 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Support-for-20mph-Zones-01496 Survey: One in Three Respondents from ‘Near Manchester’ A Manchester Evening News survey of 4,000 readers infers that even now people associate themselves with Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire or a local borough - but not with Greater Manchester as a whole. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-One-in-Three-Respondents-from-Near-Manchester-01495 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-One-in-Three-Respondents-from-Near-Manchester-01495 Financial Services Likely To Benefit From Expo 2020 Dubai UAE residents, in a recent poll, have identified the financial services sector as one of the most likely to benefit from the Expo 2020 held in Dubai. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Financial-Services-Likely-To-Benefit-From-Expo-2020-Dubai-01494 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Financial-Services-Likely-To-Benefit-From-Expo-2020-Dubai-01494 Survey Finds British Public Unwilling To Pay For Flood Protection According to a recent PwC poll, more than a quarter (27%) of Brits are not sure whether or not they have any insurance protecting or covering their homes if it were to be flooded. Additionally, more than one third of British adults (37%) would not be willing to spend anything on protecting their home from potential flood damage at any point in the future. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-British-Public-Unwilling-To-Pay-For-Flood-Protection-01493 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-British-Public-Unwilling-To-Pay-For-Flood-Protection-01493 Survey Finds MPs Fear for Free National Health Service (NHS) Survey Finds MPs Fear for Free National Health Service (NHS): A recent cross-section survey of 100 MPs, conducted on behalf of the NHS Confederation, reveals that almost half (48%) fear an NHS 'free at the point of need' could soon be lost if no action is taken. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-MPs-Fear-for-Free-National-Health-Service-NHS-01492 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-MPs-Fear-for-Free-National-Health-Service-NHS-01492 Half of Internet Users Wary of Expressing Their Views Online The study, conducted by BBC World Service as part of the BBC's Freedom Live initiative, found that more than half (52%) of internet users in seventeen countries disagree with the statement 'the internet is a safe place to express my opinions'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-Internet-Users-Wary-of-Expressing-Their-Views-Online-01491 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-Internet-Users-Wary-of-Expressing-Their-Views-Online-01491 Survey: Majority Of Finance Professionals Regard E-Mail As Best Form Of Business Communication Despite the rapid rise of social media including the likes of Facebook and Twitter, 88% of IT and finance professionals still have e-mails ranked number one as the best way to receive business information, while the popularity in paper seems to be on the downfall. This is according to a survey conducted by business automation software provider, V1, which explored variations on how different generations prefer to receive business information. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Majority-Of-Finance-Professionals-Regard-E-Mail-As-Best-Form-Of-Business-Communication-01490 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Majority-Of-Finance-Professionals-Regard-E-Mail-As-Best-Form-Of-Business-Communication-01490 Gay Weddings Survey: A Fifth Of Britons Would Not Attend Same-Sex Marriage New legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry comes into force this weekend, but research from BBC Radio 5 Live suggests that one in five Britons would not attend a gay wedding. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Gay-Weddings-Survey-A-Fifth-Of-Britons-Would-Not-Attend-Same-Sex-Marriage-01489 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Gay-Weddings-Survey-A-Fifth-Of-Britons-Would-Not-Attend-Same-Sex-Marriage-01489 Survey Finds Sharp Rise In The Number of Irish Tablet Users According to the latest Eircom Household Sentiment Survey, the number of people using tablets in Ireland has increased by three fifths (60%) in the last six months and now stands at 1.4 million. The report also shows that almost two thirds of the population now own a smartphone ' a 15 per cent increase on a year earlier. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Sharp-Rise-In-The-Number-of-Irish-Tablet-Users-01488 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Sharp-Rise-In-The-Number-of-Irish-Tablet-Users-01488 Survey Discovers Fashion and Function Key to Wearable Technology Nielsen's latest study into the state of the wearable technology market in the U.S. reveals that the devices are starting to appeal to young consumers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-Fashion-and-Function-Key-to-Wearable-Technology-01487 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-Fashion-and-Function-Key-to-Wearable-Technology-01487 Kick It Out Football Survey: More Than Half Subject To Racist Abuse In Stadiums A recent poll of 200 professional footballers (32% black and minority ethnic) from across the Premier League (15%) and Football League (85%) has discovered that more than half (57%) of players have witnessed racist abuse in football stadiums. The majority (92%) of players believe fan-on-player discrimination is common or extremely common. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Kick-It-Out-Football-Survey-More-Than-Half-Subject-To-Racist-Abuse-In-Stadiums-01486 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Kick-It-Out-Football-Survey-More-Than-Half-Subject-To-Racist-Abuse-In-Stadiums-01486 IT Survey Finds Skill Gaps, High Demand and Concerns Surrounding Staff Retention Are Driving Pay Rises According to the latest ReThink Recruitment IT directors' survey, skill gaps, high demand and concerns surrounding staff retention are driving pay rises in the IT (Information Technology) sector. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/IT-Survey-Finds-Skill-Gaps-High-Demand-and-Concerns-Surrounding-Staff-Retention-Are-Driving-Pay-Rises-01485 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/IT-Survey-Finds-Skill-Gaps-High-Demand-and-Concerns-Surrounding-Staff-Retention-Are-Driving-Pay-Rises-01485 Retail Survey Reveals Consumers Prefer Personalised Offers Based On Previously Purchased Shopping According to a new survey conducted by Synqera, a global technology start-up that uses big data to bring personalised digital experiences to the physical retail store, nearly two-thirds of Americans coupon-browsed instead of window-browsed during the 2013 holiday seasons, and only a minuscule six per cent didn't do any in-store shopping. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-Survey-Reveals-Consumers-Prefer-Personalised-Offers-Based-On-Previously-Purchased-Shopping-01484 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-Survey-Reveals-Consumers-Prefer-Personalised-Offers-Based-On-Previously-Purchased-Shopping-01484 Survey: More Than Half The Public Do Not Trust Retailers On Social Media According to a recent YouGov study of 1,096 UK adults, two fifths (42%) believe that social media sites should be used to interact with friends and not with retailers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-More-Than-Half-The-Public-Do-Not-Trust-Retailers-On-Social-Media-01483 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-More-Than-Half-The-Public-Do-Not-Trust-Retailers-On-Social-Media-01483 United States (US) Survey Finds Small and Midsize Manufacturers Conservatively Optimistic According to the second annual Sage Manufacturing Survey, small and midsize U.S. businesses are conservatively optimistic about business growth. More than one-third of surveyed manufacturing firms in the small and midsize business (SMB) sector predict the economy will strengthen in the next six months, while half (48%) expect it to remain the same. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/United-States-US-Survey-Finds-Small-and-Midsize-Manufacturers-Conservatively-Optimistic-01481 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/United-States-US-Survey-Finds-Small-and-Midsize-Manufacturers-Conservatively-Optimistic-01481 UK Manufacturing Has Made A Promising Start To 2014 According to recent manufacturing data, British manufacturers started 2014 on solid footing in January but bad weather caused the broader measure of growth in industrial output to slow sharply. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Manufacturing-Has-Made-A-Promising-Start-To-2014-01480 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Manufacturing-Has-Made-A-Promising-Start-To-2014-01480 Survey Finds One In Five Britons Expect to Work Until At Least 70 Some 19% of Britons predict they will work into their eighth decade of life, compared with an average of 12% of workers in Europe generally, according to a survey of more than 30,000 people in sixty countries by market research company Nielsen. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-One-In-Five-Britons-Expect-to-Work-Until-At-Least-70-01479 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-One-In-Five-Britons-Expect-to-Work-Until-At-Least-70-01479 Confederation Of Indian Industry Survey Finds Industrial Activity Sluggish In December Quarter According to a survey of 110 sectors by industry group Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), industrial performance in India remained sluggish in the December quarter. The data reveals the October-November festival and holiday season failed to boost consumer sentiment, diminishing any hopes of reversal in the slowdown. People also bought fewer consumer durables and less alcohol and beverages. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Confederation-Of-Indian-Industry-Survey-Finds-Industrial-Activity-Sluggish-In-December-Quarter-01478 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Confederation-Of-Indian-Industry-Survey-Finds-Industrial-Activity-Sluggish-In-December-Quarter-01478 Survey: UK House Prices See Fastest Growth In Five Years According to a recent Halifax report, British house prices have jumped sharply in February, rising at the fastest monthly pace since May 2009. Halifax said that house prices rose 2.4% in February compared with a 1.1% rise in January, far outstripping a Reuters poll consensus for a 0.7% gain. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-UK-House-Prices-See-Fastest-Growth-In-Five-Years-01477 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-UK-House-Prices-See-Fastest-Growth-In-Five-Years-01477 Purchasing Managers Index Finds Wet Weather Hitting UK Construction Activity According to the Markit construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), UK construction softened in February as disruption from the wettest winter on record took its toll. However, with a 10th consecutive month of increasing activity the survey index remained close to a six-year high. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Purchasing-Managers-Index-Finds-Wet-Weather-Hitting-UK-Construction-Activity-01476 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Purchasing-Managers-Index-Finds-Wet-Weather-Hitting-UK-Construction-Activity-01476 Annual Automotive Survey Finds Increased Optimism From CEOs According to the 17th Annual PwC CEO Survey, automotive CEOs are more optimistic this year, despite concerns about a wide range of threats. This year almost half (44%) of automotive CEOs believe the global economy will improve over the next twelve months ' just 7% expect it to decline. A U-turn from last year's sentiment when just 16% of automotive CEOs expected the economy to improve and 32% believed it would decline. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Annual-Automotive-Survey-Finds-Increased-Optimism-From-CEOs-01475 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Annual-Automotive-Survey-Finds-Increased-Optimism-From-CEOs-01475 Survey Finds Auto-Enrolment Employees Have More Confidence in Pensions The latest findings published by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF's) Confidence Index ' which measures the difference between the number of respondents who are confident and not confident in pensions compared to other forms of retirement savings ' shows that two fifths (44%) of UK employees are now very or quite confident about pensions, compared to 46% who are not confident ' the highest score since 2010. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Auto-Enrolment-Employees-Have-More-Confidence-in-Pensions-01474 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Auto-Enrolment-Employees-Have-More-Confidence-in-Pensions-01474 Survey: 25 Per Cent Of Americans Believe The Government Should Assist Those Who Cannot Pay Their Mortgage A recent survey of 610 U.S. adult homeowners shows a quarter (25%) believe the government should assist those who can't make their mortgage payments. Just five percent of U.S. homeowners admit to missing or being late on a mortgage payment in the last six months, but the majority (93%) have not missed or been late on a payment, up slightly from 91 per cent in December 2013. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-25-Per-Cent-Of-Americans-Believe-The-Government-Should-Assist-Those-Who-Cannot-Pay-Their-Mortgage-01473 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-25-Per-Cent-Of-Americans-Believe-The-Government-Should-Assist-Those-Who-Cannot-Pay-Their-Mortgage-01473 Survey Finds Support for High Speed 2 Rail Network Lacking According to a poll commissioned by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the vast majority (74%) of respondents said they would 'never' or 'rarely' use High Speed 2 (HS2), and three fifths (58%) said the money would be better spent on improving the existing network ' almost double the figure of those who oppose the project outright. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Support-for-High-Speed-2-Rail-Network-Lacking-01472 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Support-for-High-Speed-2-Rail-Network-Lacking-01472 Survey Predicts Boom In Chinese Car Rental Sector Zero Power Intelligence, a Chinese consulting firm, predicted that market demand for rental cars in China would rise exponentially over the next five years, spurred by stricter rules on official car use and the growing popularity of driving licences. The Beijing-based China Economic Weekly, quoted Xiao Jian, a researcher with the consulting company, as saying that demand for leased cars last year totalled 250,000 individual rentals and the market size reached 22 billion Yuan (US$3.6 billion) ' a tenfold increase from 2006. According to the survey, the sector's growth can mainly be attributed to China's urbanisation, which has led to the construction of the necessary infrastructure and surging car ownership levels nurturing a large base of prospective customers. The survey showed that the metropolises of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen still appear to be the major car rental markets, taking three fifths (59%) of the national market. Xiao forecast the sector to project an annual growth rate of 20%-25% and the market size to hit 50 billion Yuan (US$8.2 billion) by the end of 2018. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Predicts-Boom-In-Chinese-Car-Rental-Sector-01471 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Predicts-Boom-In-Chinese-Car-Rental-Sector-01471 Survey Finds British Homes Warmer Than Summer’s Day A Government-backed study for the UK Housing Energy Fact File found that the average property is kept at around 17.7C during winter months ' a significant rise on 13.7C in the 1970s. However, a separate poll, commissioned by emergency repair firm HomeServe, found the average temperature even higher, at 23C, warmer than a typical summer's day. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-British-Homes-Warmer-Than-Summers-Day-01470 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-British-Homes-Warmer-Than-Summers-Day-01470 Survey Finds More Travellers Booking Trips With Mobile Devices The American Travel Behaviour Survey, which was conducted online in October 2013 on behalf of Hotwire by Harris Interactive among over 2,000 U.S. adults ages eighteen and older, found that a fifth (18%) of American adults who have ever booked travel, have done so using a mobile device. The survey showed that two fifths (37%) of adults ages 18-34 and a quarter (25%) of adults ages 35-44 used mobile devices to book a trip. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-More-Travellers-Booking-Trips-With-Mobile-Devices-01469 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-More-Travellers-Booking-Trips-With-Mobile-Devices-01469 Survey Reveals Most Common Holiday Complaints A recent survey, conducted by Thistle Hotels, asked 2,000 hotel guests what annoyed them about hotels and their service. Results suggest that, by far, the biggest complaint was rude and unfriendly hotel staff (69%) - followed by; rooms not being ready on arrival (45%) and a lack of free-Wi-Fi (38%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Most-Common-Holiday-Complaints-01467 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Most-Common-Holiday-Complaints-01467 Raising The Deposit ‘Main Problem’ For New Homeowners: Survey According to a survey carried out by ICM for the Castle Trust, more than a quarter (27%) of adults has given up on ever getting on the property ladder ' including 28% of people ages 25 to 44. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Raising-The-Deposit-Main-Problem-For-New-Homeowners-Survey-01462 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Raising-The-Deposit-Main-Problem-For-New-Homeowners-Survey-01462 Market Research Finds More Happy Couples Than Singles According to a recent Ipsos survey of more than 18,000 adults across fifteen countries, nearly four fifths, who were part of a couple, said they were happy, compared with two thirds (67%) of singles. Canadian couples were found to be the most content at 90%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-More-Happy-Couples-Than-Singles-01464 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-More-Happy-Couples-Than-Singles-01464 Utility Survey Finds A Third Of Smart Meter Customers Saving Up To £75 A Year More than half of households using smart meters, which will be in every home in the UK by 2020, are saving money on their energy bills, according to the latest survey commissioned by British Gas. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Utility-Survey-Finds-A-Third-Of-Smart-Meter-Customers-Saving-Up-To-75-A-Year-01463 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Utility-Survey-Finds-A-Third-Of-Smart-Meter-Customers-Saving-Up-To-75-A-Year-01463 Survey Finds Engineers Looking To Switch Jobs In 2014 According to the Engineering Talent Supply and Demand survey released by Experis, a division of ManpowerGroup, engineers are likely to jump ship for new job opportunities this year as they take advantage of increased demand for their talent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Engineers-Looking-To-Switch-Jobs-In-2014-01466 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Engineers-Looking-To-Switch-Jobs-In-2014-01466 Survey Reveals Strong Growth In Chemical Management Activity According to preliminary findings from this year's Chemical Watch annual survey of global chemical management and control activities, two thirds of companies will expand their internal chemical compliance teams in the next five years. Additionally, three fifths (62%) will increase their use of external service providers. Both these figures represent an increase of 60% compared with 2013's results, suggesting the global drivers for chemical regulation activity remain strong. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Strong-Growth-In-Chemical-Management-Activity-01465 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Strong-Growth-In-Chemical-Management-Activity-01465 Parents Fear Their Children Have Been Exposed to Cyber Threats, Says Survey According to a Kaspersky Lab Study, more than a quarter (27%) of parents believe their children have been exposed to online risks, such as inappropriate content or cyber bullying in the past twelve months. Despite this, research to mark Safer Internet Day, has found that one in five parents (22%) takes no action to govern their children's online activity. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parents-Fear-Their-Children-Have-Been-Exposed-to-Cyber-Threats-Says-Survey-01461 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parents-Fear-Their-Children-Have-Been-Exposed-to-Cyber-Threats-Says-Survey-01461 Survey Finds Restaurants Under Pressure As Energy Prices Rise Data from the latest Bookatable Dining Index suggests that nine in ten (90%) restaurants owners feel that, in the last six months, soaring energy prices have had the biggest negative impact of any factor affecting profits in the hospitality industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Restaurants-Under-Pressure-As-Energy-Prices-Rise-01460 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Restaurants-Under-Pressure-As-Energy-Prices-Rise-01460 Survey: 92% Of Restaurant Chains To Raise Menu Prices In 2014 According to a report from supply chain co-op SpenDifference LLC, the majority (92%) of restaurant chains said they plan to increase prices in 2014, an increase from the four fifths (83%) who said they increased prices in 2013. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-92-Of-Restaurant-Chains-To-Raise-Menu-Prices-In-2014-01459 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-92-Of-Restaurant-Chains-To-Raise-Menu-Prices-In-2014-01459 Survey Finds Android Apps Developed Faster Than iSO or Windows According to findings from Evans Data's newly released Mobile Development Survey - an in-depth worldwide survey of 464 developers actively developing apps for mobile devices. Two-fifths (41%) of developers said their typical Android app is finished in one month or less compared with 36% for iOS and 34% for Windows Phone. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Android-Apps-Developed-Faster-Than-iSO-or-Windows-01458 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Android-Apps-Developed-Faster-Than-iSO-or-Windows-01458 Market Research Survey Shows That Almost Two-Thirds Of Adults In England Are Classed As Overweight Copeland, Cumbria, has the most overweight people in England, according to the data from Public Health England. The analysis shows that more than three-quarters of Copeland's population (75.9%) are overweight or obese. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Shows-That-Almost-Two-Thirds-Of-Adults-In-England-Are-Classed-As-Overweight-01457 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Shows-That-Almost-Two-Thirds-Of-Adults-In-England-Are-Classed-As-Overweight-01457 Research Suggests That The Shop Vacancy Rate Is At Its Lowest For Four Years Research from The Local Data Company, which monitors more than 2,000 town and shopping centres and retail parks, suggests that the average vacancy rates were below 14% for the first time in four years. However, the report reveals a North-South divide, with some High Streets falling into further decline ' there are still more than 50,000 empty shops in town centres. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Suggests-That-The-Shop-Vacancy-Rate-Is-At-Its-Lowest-For-Four-Years-01456 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Suggests-That-The-Shop-Vacancy-Rate-Is-At-Its-Lowest-For-Four-Years-01456 UK Service Sector Slows But Remains Strong, PMI Survey Says The latest CIPS/Markit Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the UK's service sector fell to 58.3 in January, down from 58.8 the month before but still well above the 50 mark that indicates expansion. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Service-Sector-Slows-But-Remains-Strong-PMI-Survey-Says-01455 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Service-Sector-Slows-But-Remains-Strong-PMI-Survey-Says-01455 Market Research Finds 57% of Americans Think Terror Attack Likely At Sochi Games According to the results of a joint CNN and ORC International poll, three-fifths (57%) said that a terrorist attack on the Sochi Games was likely. That compares with half (51%) who believed before the 1996 Summer Games started in Atlanta that a terrorist act would occur. The survey of more than 1,000 Americans also revealed some wider negative views about Russia and its leader, President Vladimir Putin. It found that more than half (54%) have an unfavourable view of Russia ' representing a downward turn from 2011, when more than half those surveyed viewed the country favourably. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-57-of-Americans-Think-Terror-Attack-Likely-At-Sochi-Games-01454 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-57-of-Americans-Think-Terror-Attack-Likely-At-Sochi-Games-01454 Market Research Predicts more than 10% Growth in Graduate Jobs A survey of employers, published this week, from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) predicts that the number of graduate vacancies they offer in this recruitment round will increase by a tenth (10.3%) compared to last year 'sectors including IT and telecoms, energy and banking and financial services are expected to see double digit growth. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Predicts-more-than-10-Growth-in-Graduate-Jobs-01453 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Predicts-more-than-10-Growth-in-Graduate-Jobs-01453 Survey Finds Rising Demand Boosting UK Construction According to the Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), Britain's construction sector is expanding at the fastest rate since 2007. The unofficial data suggests that the UK's small and long-suffering sector is recovering rapidly. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Rising-Demand-Boosting-UK-Construction-01452 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Rising-Demand-Boosting-UK-Construction-01452 Construction Survey Reveals Key Industry Indicators The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) has recently announced the release of the 2013 financial data results. This year, the findings revealed that a trend established in 2008 has been broken: Where the primary source of competition had been existing contractors pursuing growth, the largest source of competition reported in 2013 is foreign contractors (26%), followed by other union traders (22%), and open shop competition (16%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-Survey-Reveals-Key-Industry-Indicators-01451 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-Survey-Reveals-Key-Industry-Indicators-01451 Survey Reveals That The Majority of Tory MPs Think Charities Should Not Be “Political” Research consultancy nfpSynergy recently asked 157 MPs in June and July what it meant for charities to be political for its report 'The Politics of Charities'. Findings show more than three-quarters (78%) of Conservative MPs think it is a negative trait for charities to 'be political' ' compared with a fifth (23%) of Labour MPs and two-fifths (38%) of Liberal Democrat MPs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-That-The-Majority-of-Tory-MPs-Think-Charities-Should-Not-Be-Political-01450 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-That-The-Majority-of-Tory-MPs-Think-Charities-Should-Not-Be-Political-01450 Survey Finds Half of Kenyans Paying Utility Bills Via Mobile Money According to a new survey commissioned by the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) in conjunction with Think Business, almost half (48%) of Kenyans are using mobile money to pay for utilities such as electricity and water. Additionally, three-fifths (60%) are also using mobile money for financial and banking services. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Half-of-Kenyans-Paying-Utility-Bills-Via-Mobile-Money-01449 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Half-of-Kenyans-Paying-Utility-Bills-Via-Mobile-Money-01449 Survey Finds Shoppers Are Being Encouraged To Buy Too Much Food According to a new public survey, supermarkets are still encouraging UK shoppers to overbuy food one year on from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' influential report Global Food; Waste Not, Want Not. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Shoppers-Are-Being-Encouraged-To-Buy-Too-Much-Food-01448 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Shoppers-Are-Being-Encouraged-To-Buy-Too-Much-Food-01448 Study Suggests American Teachers Avoid Social Media Use For Classroom Learning According to a survey released by the University of Phoenix, many teachers are using social networking in their personal lives to connect and communicate with friends and colleagues, but have not incorporated this technology into their interactions with students and parents due to concerns about negative repercussions. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Suggests-American-Teachers-Avoid-Social-Media-Use-For-Classroom-Learning-01447 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Suggests-American-Teachers-Avoid-Social-Media-Use-For-Classroom-Learning-01447 Pharmacy Business Survey Reveals Majority Think The PSNC Should Be Doing More The PSNC (Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee) should be doing more to secure a financial settlement for community pharmacy according to the majority (93%) of respondents to a Pharmacy Business survey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pharmacy-Business-Survey-Reveals-Majority-Think-The-PSNC-Should-Be-Doing-More-01446 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pharmacy-Business-Survey-Reveals-Majority-Think-The-PSNC-Should-Be-Doing-More-01446 Survey Reveals the UK Public Remain Unaware of Support on Offer From Community Pharmacies Quality, easy-to-understand information about medicines is a key aspect of any treatment regimen, but the UK public still remains unaware of one of the best places to get advice. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-the-UK-Public-Remain-Unaware-of-Support-on-Offer-From-Community-Pharmacies-01445 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-the-UK-Public-Remain-Unaware-of-Support-on-Offer-From-Community-Pharmacies-01445 Research Suggests People Who Think E-Cigarettes Are Healthy Are More Likely To Smoke Them According to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the belief that e-cigarettes pose less of a health risk may lead to increased experimentation with e-cigarettes among young adults. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Suggests-People-Who-Think-E-Cigarettes-Are-Healthy-Are-More-Likely-To-Smoke-Them-01444 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Suggests-People-Who-Think-E-Cigarettes-Are-Healthy-Are-More-Likely-To-Smoke-Them-01444 Survey Reveals Strong Growth For Construction Sector According to the closely-watched Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for construction, the fourth quarter rate of expansion was the best since the third quarter of 2007, despite a slight easing in the pace of growth last month from a peak in November. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Strong-Growth-For-Construction-Sector-01443 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Strong-Growth-For-Construction-Sector-01443 Survey Reveals Only One in Ten Teachers Would Vote Conservative According to a recent YouGov survey of more than 800 teachers ' commissioned by the National Union of Teachers ' four out of five (79%) believe that the Coalition government has had a negative impact on the country's education system, while barely one-in-ten (12%) say that they would vote Conservative in a general election. Furthermore, three quarters (74%) of teachers are saying that their morale has been damaged since the last election in 2010. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Only-One-in-Ten-Teachers-Would-Vote-Conservative-01441 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Only-One-in-Ten-Teachers-Would-Vote-Conservative-01441 Market Research Finds In-Store Retail Sales Drop Two Percent in December According to the latest figures from BDO's High Street Sales Tracker, medium sized retailers had a challenging December, although softened by a 31% rise in online sales, in-store sales were down by more than 2%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-In-Store-Retail-Sales-Drop-Two-Percent-in-December-01440 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-In-Store-Retail-Sales-Drop-Two-Percent-in-December-01440 Online Christmas Retail Sales Expected To Reach Five Billion Online retail sales have been forecast to hit £5 billion this Christmas, an increase of almost a fifth (20%) on last year, while total sales over the festive season are predicted to top £40 billion, a rise of 3.5% on 2012, according to forecasts from Deloitte. It says flexible delivery for shoppers could prove to be this year's Christmas battlefield. Retailers are preparing themselves for the online rush with an estimated 20,000 click-and-collect points across Britain. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Online-Christmas-Retail-Sales-Expected-To-Reach-Five-Billion-01439 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Online-Christmas-Retail-Sales-Expected-To-Reach-Five-Billion-01439 Survey Suggests That In-Store Sales Will Remain Strong This Christmas According to recent findings from Snapett, a business unit of PriceGrabber, retailers are to drive higher volumes of in-store visits through mobile ads target towards women this Christmas. The survey suggests that women are more responsive to mobile alerts detailing discounts and are also more likely than men to shop in-store to save on shipping costs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-That-In-Store-Sales-Will-Remain-Strong-This-Christmas-01438 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-That-In-Store-Sales-Will-Remain-Strong-This-Christmas-01438 Survey Suggests That Half Of Christmas Shopping Will Be Done At The Last Minute A survey undertaken at the East Midlands retail outlet McArthurGlen found that more than half (56%) of people leave Christmas shopping until the last minute. However, the survey also discovered that 16% had finished three months before the big day. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-That-Half-Of-Christmas-Shopping-Will-Be-Done-At-The-Last-Minute-01437 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-That-Half-Of-Christmas-Shopping-Will-Be-Done-At-The-Last-Minute-01437 Government Survey Warns UK Companies Not To Underestimate Cyber Threats A new survey by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has revealed that a mere 14% of FTSE 350 firms are regularly considering cyber threats in their decision making. According to the findings, only a quarter (25%) of leading UK public companies consider cyber threats a top risk area, with only a fifth (17%) having set out clear guidelines to what they consider to be an acceptable level of risk. Just over half (56%) have cyber-attacks on their 'risk register'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-Survey-Warns-UK-Companies-Not-To-Underestimate-Cyber-Threats-01436 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-Survey-Warns-UK-Companies-Not-To-Underestimate-Cyber-Threats-01436 Survey Finds 85 Percent of US Writers Concerned About Government Surveillance The majority (85%) of US writers are worried about government surveillance of Americans, with three-quarters (73%) citing that they have never been as worried about privacy rights and freedom of the press as they are today, according to a survey from the PEN American Center and the FDR Group. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-85-Percent-of-US-Writers-Concerned-About-Government-Surveillance-01435 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-85-Percent-of-US-Writers-Concerned-About-Government-Surveillance-01435 Survey Finds 72 Percent Of Black Friday Shoppers Planning to Shop Online According to a new poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on Behalf of Offers.com, more than half (53%) of U.S. Adults plan to shop on Black Friday this year. Amongst those planning to shop on Black Friday, a third (35%) plan to shop primarily online, three-in-ten (28%) plan to shop in stores, while almost two-fifths (37%) will use a mix of both. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-72-Percent-Of-Black-Friday-Shoppers-Planning-to-Shop-Online-01434 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-72-Percent-Of-Black-Friday-Shoppers-Planning-to-Shop-Online-01434 Surveys Indicate That Australian Construction And Mining Will Come To A Slowdown New research from BIS Shrapnel predicts that over the next five years, despite overall employment forecasts rising a tenth (11%), there will be a two-fifths (40%) decline in construction positions. This downturn in in construction positions is largely due to China ' Australia's number one metals and minerals customer ' who are currently experiencing a marked economic slowdown of their own. As such, Australian giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton are cutting back on capex (capital expenditure) projects and other unnecessary costs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Surveys-Indicates-That-Australias-Construction-And-Mining-Will-Come-To-A-Slowdown-01433 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Surveys-Indicates-That-Australias-Construction-And-Mining-Will-Come-To-A-Slowdown-01433 Survey Shows Foreign Investors Are More Likely To Come If The High-Speed Railway Is Built A recent study by ComRes found that nearly three in five (57%) foreign investors said building HS2 makes the UK a more attractive investment destination, suggesting the uncertainty involving the HS2 project is harming the UK's appeal to foreign business. These findings have been published a day after they Hybrid Bill to pave the way for the new rail line ' which will link Birmingham and London via 225mph trains from 2026 and extend to Manchester and Leeds from 2032 ' was introduced in Parliament. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Foreign-Investors-Are-More-Likely-To-Come-If-The-High-Speed-Railway-Is-Built-01432 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Foreign-Investors-Are-More-Likely-To-Come-If-The-High-Speed-Railway-Is-Built-01432 Purchasing Managers' Survey Shows Construction Growth Is Accelerating According to the Markit/CIPS UK construction purchasing managers' index (PMI), October 2013 saw the sharpest rise in construction output for more than six years. The PMI posted a score of 59.4, up from 58.9 in September - any score above 50.0 indicates growth. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Purchasing-Managers-Survey-Shows-Construction-Growth-Is-Accelerating-01431 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Purchasing-Managers-Survey-Shows-Construction-Growth-Is-Accelerating-01431 Research Finds Loneliness a Key Issue at Christmas According to new research findings, forty nine per cent of people (and 55% of those that have been divorced) find Christmas very stressful. The research suggests those that have been divorced are even more likely to feel the pressure with the threat of loneliness looming during the festive period. Thirty one per cent of those taking part in the poll claimed they were not looking forward to the Christmas season at all. That rose to 34% for divorced or separated people. More than 36% said they wanted the Christmas season to be over with as soon as possible with 38% of divorced people agreeing with the same sentiment. Furthermore, 24% disagreed with the statement that 'I like the Christmas season because I can spend quality time with my family' - the finding was even higher among those who have been through a divorce (27%). While 13% of all respondents said they felt particularly lonely at Christmas this was true for 23% of the divorced population. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Finds-Loneliness-a-Key-Issue-at-Christmas-01430 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Finds-Loneliness-a-Key-Issue-at-Christmas-01430 One in Five Dads Lose Contact With Children When Families Break Up, Says Survey According to new research it's been estimated that of Britain's 130,000 absent dads, one in five fathers lose contact with children from earlier relationships with more than one in five who live with second families never meeting the children born during earlier relationships. The research reveals that in total 129,000 fathers don't have any contact with their children and 300,000 do not pay any money to support them. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-Five-Dads-Lose-Contact-With-Children-When-Families-Break-Up-Says-Survey-01428 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-Five-Dads-Lose-Contact-With-Children-When-Families-Break-Up-Says-Survey-01428 Britons Turning to Online Shopping to Beat the Christmas Crush New research carried out by Santander has revealed that more people this year will do their Christmas shopping online rather than on the high street with figures suggesting that shoppers intend to spend 12% more on Christmas shopping than last year. It has been revealed that more people will be beating the Christmas crush and opting to shop online instead ' with £1 in every £3 to be spent online. Thirty three per cent of shoppers still intend to do their shopping on the high street with 20% of that being done in individual shops and 13% in department stores with shoppers preferring to go into a store and look at a product before ordering online. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Britons-Turning-to-Online-Shopping-to-Beat-the-Christmas-Crush-01426 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Britons-Turning-to-Online-Shopping-to-Beat-the-Christmas-Crush-01426 Survey Reveals People 30 Percent More Stressed Since Invention of Smartphones New research has found that people are now thirty per cent more stressed than they ever were before smartphones were invented ' the reason being that Britons are becoming more stressed because they just can't switch off from the constant emails and texts from friends with some claiming bosses prevent them from relaxing. Other forms of instant communications also creep into down-time and also are blamed for preventing people to relax. The research comes just weeks after it was revealed that more than one in ten Britons are utterly exhausted. The survey, conducted by Champneys Health Spa, also showed that fifty three per cent of people are continuously tired and forty one per cent sometimes feel exhausted. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-People-30-Percent-More-Stressed-Since-Invention-of-Smartphones-01427 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-People-30-Percent-More-Stressed-Since-Invention-of-Smartphones-01427 Customer Service Most Important This Christmas, Reveals Market Research New research carried out by Westfield has revealed that Marks and Spencer has come out on top when it comes to good customer service, Tesco and Asda also made the top ten. The survey, which was carried out across the UK, also revealed that those stores that fail to deliver excellent customer service could be missing out on more than £5 billion of potential sales. Seventy six per cent of shoppers said they would walk out of store if they received bad customer service. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Customer-Service-Most-Important-This-Christmas-Reveals-Market-Research-01425 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Customer-Service-Most-Important-This-Christmas-Reveals-Market-Research-01425 Survey Finds Women Traumatised By Clothing Dilemmas New research carried out by Sharps has revealed how much of the clothing in our wardrobe actually gets worn. The poll of 2,000 women found the average women admitted that a third (36%) of their clothes will never be worn again with the top three reasons they decide not to wear an item of clothing were due to item being too tight, inappropriate for the weather or too big. It was also discovered that almost half of those taking part in the research said that they plan what to wear for the day but then they cannot find the item in a cluttered wardrobe claiming it's the wardrobe rather than the clothing that needs a makeover. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Women-Traumatised-By-Clothing-Dilemmas-01424 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Women-Traumatised-By-Clothing-Dilemmas-01424 Survey Suggests That 131 Million Days A Year Are Lost Due To Sickness New research carried out by LV has revealed that the average Briton spends almost a year of their working life off sick. During the standard 45 year career, it has been discovered that workers will take 360 days sick; however this actually means we spend almost a year and a half of our working lives off work as there are an average 252 working days in a working year. The poll of 2,000 workers found that a third (36%) claimed their company has no compulsory sick pay policy, and that employees would only be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay of £88.70 a week. The research suggests that depression and stress are now the most common causes of long term absences which on average take more than 80 days to recover from, meaning workers can end up thousands of pounds out of pocket if their company doesn't have sick pay policy. One in three people receive Statutory Sick Pay With the average wage at £26,664 this means workers on Statutory Sick Pay could lose on average £4,671 if they collected just £86.70 a week over 81 days. The findings go on the reveal that 131 million working days are lost in Britain annually equates to eight days per worker. However, two-fifths (44%) claim they have had to return to work early due to financial concerns even though they are still sick. The research also highlights how unprepared Britain's are when it comes to being sick with half (52%) admitting they didn't know what they would be entitled to. Commenting on the findings, Mark Jones from LV, said: 'Whilst no one wants to think about getting ill, unfortunately none of us are invincible. The reality is that some people will need to be off work for a large chunk of time. However, far too few of us have a back-up plan in place that would protect our income if we found ourselves unable to work. Having a contingency plan, such as income protection, offers peace of mind so if we become ill we can focus on recovering.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-That-131-Million-Days-A-Year-Are-Lost-Due-To-Sickness-01423 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-That-131-Million-Days-A-Year-Are-Lost-Due-To-Sickness-01423 Survey Finds Electronic Methods Favoured To Dump A Partner New research has revealed that a fifth (17%) of young people have admitted to ending a relationship over a text message with a quarter doing it over email with women being the most likely to favour this method to dump someone. The research carried out by Pew Research Centre found that the traditional way of meeting up in person to end a relationship has been replaced by electronic methods such as text or email, especially favoured by younger people. The study found that although women were found to be more likely to dump someone this way, they only beat men by one per cent. The research also discovered that in total, one in six Americans have been dumped by someone, or have dumped someone, by text, email, or through social networks such as Facebook. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Electronic-Methods-Favoured-To-Dump-A-Partner-01422 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Electronic-Methods-Favoured-To-Dump-A-Partner-01422 Social Media Survey Reveals Top "Life Priorities" New research carried out by business social networking site LinkedIn has revealed that getting married and having children were deemed top 'life priorities' by more men than women. The poll of more than 1,000 professionals dispelled many of the gender stereotypes, the majority (86%) of men cited that starting a family fitted into their definition of 'making it' compared to 73% of women saying the same. While only two-thirds (66%) of women equated 'having it all' with being in a 'strong, loving marriage' compared to 76% of men who felt the same. The research also points towards men as being more likely than women to describe themselves as 'family-oriented'. The research also reveals women are more keenly focused on their careers. Additionally the findings show that striking the right work-life balance was the number one goal for both men and women. Slightly more men identified this as a concern with 50% admitting this compared to 48% of women. However, the results also reveal that both genders struggle to reach this balance with 58% of both men and women claiming to have worked over the weekend at least once or twice a month, with three-fifths (62%) checking work emails during annual leave. Commenting on the findings, Jacky Carter from LinkedIn said 'What really surprised us in the results of the study is that men don't see money as the source of having it all -- they actually place the highest value on family.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Social-Media-Survey-Reveals-Top-Life-Priorities-01421 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Social-Media-Survey-Reveals-Top-Life-Priorities-01421 Survey Shows One in Four Employers Plan To Take On Seasonal Staff This Christmas According to a recent survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) approximately one in four (24%) of employers will be taking on seasonal staff this year. Of the employers who were asked about their seasonal hiring plans, more than a tenth (15%) said they would be hiring the same level of staff as last year, while nearly one in ten (9%) said that they would be hiring more Christmas staff this year - the majority (67%) said they do not hire any seasonal staff. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-One-in-Four-Employers-Plan-To-Take-On-Seasonal-Staff-This-Christmas-01419 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-One-in-Four-Employers-Plan-To-Take-On-Seasonal-Staff-This-Christmas-01419 New Research Indicates Holiday Shoppers Avidly Support Small Businesses According to a recent survey, commissioned by the Deluxe Corporation ' a leading provider of marketing services and business products for small businesses ' 35% of consumers are planning to shop at a local, small business this year, compared to a quarter (27%) in 2012. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Research-Indicates-Holiday-Shoppers-Avidly-Support-Small-Businesses-01420 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Research-Indicates-Holiday-Shoppers-Avidly-Support-Small-Businesses-01420 Survey Finds The Business Service Sector Growing At The Fastest Pace Since 1997 Britain's services sector enjoyed its strongest growth since 1997 as new business flowed in at record pace last month, according to the latest survey which suggests that the recovery is strengthening. The closely watched Markit/CIPS UK services PMI beat City forecasts to jump to an activity reading of 62.5 in October, up from 60.6 in September, despite the forecast predicting a slight slowdown to 59.8. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-The-Business-Service-Sector-Growing-At-The-Fastest-Pace-Since-1997-01418 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-The-Business-Service-Sector-Growing-At-The-Fastest-Pace-Since-1997-01418 Survey Finds Home Cooking Is Becoming Increasingly Popular New research commissioned by Wren Living has revealed that stretched families are saving money by cooking their own traditional meals and saying no to ready meals and takeaways. The poll of 2,000 Britons discovered that a high proportion (83%) said on the whole they would mostly cook from scratch. The research points to the economic downturn playing a part with many families trying to save money by cooking old-style family meals themselves, with just 4% relying on takeaways and 11% depending on ready-meals. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Home-Cooking-Is-Becoming-Increasingly-Popular-01417 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Home-Cooking-Is-Becoming-Increasingly-Popular-01417 Almost One In Four Teenagers Admit To Being In Abusive Relationships: Survey New research carried out by the University of Manchester has revealed that almost one in four teenagers admit to abusing their boyfriend or girlfriend. This abuse ranges from emotional abuse, controlling where a partner can go, to physical and even sexual abuse with almost half of the young people taking part in the survey saying they had been themselves abused in relationships. The poll of more than 1,200 school children also found that some children thought it was acceptable to hit your partner, especially in some circumstances. It has revealed that a higher proportion of boys (17%) said they thought it was okay to hit your girlfriend if she hit you first, compared to 11% of girls who believed the same. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-One-In-Four-Teenagers-Admit-To-Being-In-Abusive-Relationships-Survey-01416 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-One-In-Four-Teenagers-Admit-To-Being-In-Abusive-Relationships-Survey-01416 Survey Finds Consumer Confidence In A Fragile State New research carried out by accountants KPMG and housing charity Shelter has highlighted the fragile state of consumer confidence in the economy with just one in ten claiming to feel any benefit from the economic recovery. Even though the findings show a third of people think the economy is picking up, far less actually feel part of the recovery with half saying they wouldn't feel the recovery until their wages rise. The findings echo fears that post-recession Britain is becoming increasingly divided with wealthier households seeing an improvement in their finances but those at the other end of the scale missing out. The recent growth has also seen the property market pick up, driven by lower mortgage rates. However, critics argue that the bigger picture is the property values, which are already too high, compared to wages. Furthermore, property company Savills estimate that house prices will rise by a further 25% on average over the next five years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Consumer-Confidence-In-A-Fragile-State-01415 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Consumer-Confidence-In-A-Fragile-State-01415 Survey Finds A Third of UK Adults Are Not Prepared For Financial Emergencies New research carried out by HSBC has found that a third of adults in the UK would not last a week if their income was suddenly to stop with them admitting to having little or no savings to fall back on. The study also revealed that almost nine million households have less than £250 set aside for emergencies, such as redundancy, while a quarter of these have no savings at all. The findings suggest that rather than improving, the problem is worsening with the number of households in this situation rising by 800,000 since October 2012. Last year just over eight million households had £250 or less in savings. Furthermore, based on monthly spending of £1,500, someone with just £250 saved away would only last five days before running out of money. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-A-Third-of-UK-Adults-Are-Not-Prepared-For-Financial-Emergencies-01414 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-A-Third-of-UK-Adults-Are-Not-Prepared-For-Financial-Emergencies-01414 Survey Predicts Moderate To High Growth For the Food Processing Sector In a quarterly survey conducted by its manufacturing division, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) predicted a moderate to high growth rate for the food processing sector. Survey findings suggest that three-quarters (75%) of respondents in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and food sectors reported higher production levels in the quarter ended September 2013 (Q3), compared to the same quarter last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Predicts-Moderate-To-High-Growth-For-the-Food-Processing-Sector-01413 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Predicts-Moderate-To-High-Growth-For-the-Food-Processing-Sector-01413 UK Adults Frightened To Admit Suffering From Schizophrenia: Survey New research carried out by YouGov and the charity Rethink Mental Illness has revealed that almost two-thirds of UK adults admit if they were diagnosed with schizophrenia, they would keep this hidden from their employer; only 35% would be honest with their boss if they had the illness. The charity however does admit that like with any serious health problem, some people with schizophrenia will be unable to work. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Adults-Frightened-To-Admit-Suffering-From-Schizophrenia-Survey-01412 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Adults-Frightened-To-Admit-Suffering-From-Schizophrenia-Survey-01412 Survey Finds Arthritis Is Forcing People Into Early Retirement New research has revealed that thousands of workers are being forced into early retirement due to suffering from arthritis with up to half a million that may have had to give up work in their 50s as the condition takes its toll. The Poll has discovered that almost one in five of those still in employment have had to make changes in the way they work as a result of the disability with has resulted in one in ten curbing their hours. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Arthritis-Is-Forcing-People-Into-Early-Retirement-01411 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Arthritis-Is-Forcing-People-Into-Early-Retirement-01411 Study Reveals That The Elderly Are Frightened Of Care Homes New research carried out by the think tank Demos has found that fewer than one in four adults would be willing to consider moving into a care home if they became frail in old age, many citing the risk of being badly treated, abused and neglected by staff was their main concerns. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Reveals-That-The-Elderly-Are-Frightened-Of-Care-Homes-01410 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Reveals-That-The-Elderly-Are-Frightened-Of-Care-Homes-01410 More than Two-Thirds Of Professionals See Social Media As A More Reliable Source Of Public Sentiment Than Traditional Focus Groups Research carried out by Crimson Hexagon has discovered that more than two-thirds (72%) of digital marketing and advertising executives say that social media is crucial for advertising success. Social media has been found to be a more reliable source of public sentiment than traditional user or focus groups. However when it comes to research methods only sixteen per cent said they use social media monitoring, social media analysis is used by thirteen per cent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-Two-Thirds-Of-Professionals-See-Social-Media-As-A-More-Reliable-Source-Of-Public-Sentiment-Than-Traditional-Focus-Groups-01409 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-Two-Thirds-Of-Professionals-See-Social-Media-As-A-More-Reliable-Source-Of-Public-Sentiment-Than-Traditional-Focus-Groups-01409 Survey Reveals British Travellers Are Still Perplexed By Tipping Standards New research carried out by travel money provider ICE (International Currency Exchange) has revealed that despite the surge in overseas travel in the last 30 years and with the increased exposure to many different tipping customs around the world, tipping still leaves British holiday makers perplexed. The poll of almost 2,000 travellers reveals that two-fifths (39%) of British holidaymakers still find the issue of tipping awkward and at times embarrassing. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-British-Travellers-Are-Still-Perplexed-By-Tipping-Standards-01408 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-British-Travellers-Are-Still-Perplexed-By-Tipping-Standards-01408 Survey Reveals Provocative Pop Stars Dreaded By Parents New research carried out by Netmums has revealed that parents are becoming increasingly worried about their children copying provocative dance moves and sexual song lyrics by pop stars such as Miley Cyrus and Rihanna, some parents claiming it's sending their children negative messages about sex with some understanding the meanings by the age of just five. Moreover, the findings highlight parents' fears, that their children are being taught that they need to show off their bodies in a sexual way in order to get noticed. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Provocative-Pop-Stars-Dreaded-By-Parents-01407 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Provocative-Pop-Stars-Dreaded-By-Parents-01407 Survey Finds Digital Technology Is Helping To Boost Performing Arts Audience Figures New research carried out by Nesta and the Arts Council England has revealed that around a third (31%) of performing arts organisations in England are enjoying a significant boost to audience levels thanks to digital technology. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Digital-Technology-Is-Helping-To-Boost-Performing-Arts-Audience-Figures-01406 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Digital-Technology-Is-Helping-To-Boost-Performing-Arts-Audience-Figures-01406 Utility Market Research Shows Executives Believe That The Benefits of Smart Grids and Smart Meters Will Exceed Industry Forecasts According to a recent survey, more than two-thirds of utilities executives believe that the benefits of smart grids and smart meter deployments ' including improved customer service, reliability and outage response ' will exceed original industry forecasts. Among respondents, the majority (85%) also expect to see the industry's competitive landscape change within the next five years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Utility-Market-Research-Shows-Executives-Believe-That-The-Benefits-of-Smart-Grids-and-Smart-Meters-Will-Exceed-Industry-Forecasts-01405 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Utility-Market-Research-Shows-Executives-Believe-That-The-Benefits-of-Smart-Grids-and-Smart-Meters-Will-Exceed-Industry-Forecasts-01405 Survey Finds SMEs Throwing Away Money On Off The Road Fleet Vehicles New research carried out by Ford Retail has revealed that small and medium businesses are losing up to a massive £30,000 a year as a consequence of having vehicles off the road. With the majority (88%) of smaller businesses thinking they aren't big enough for a fleet management service, when vehicles fail many are left stranded. This has a knock on effect within their business operations, with the time spent repairing them coming at their expense. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-SMEs-Throwing-Away-Money-On-Off-The-Road-Fleet-Vehicles-01404 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-SMEs-Throwing-Away-Money-On-Off-The-Road-Fleet-Vehicles-01404 2012 Olympics Was Good News For London Airports: Says Survey Figures released by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has revealed that more than 800,000 passengers used London's airports for journeys relating to the Olympic Games. However, despite the numbers travelling for Olympic related journeys, the overall passenger figures in the summer of 2012 fell compared to the same period in 2011. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/2012-Olympics-Was-Good-News-For-London-Airports-Says-Survey-01403 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/2012-Olympics-Was-Good-News-For-London-Airports-Says-Survey-01403 Survey: Shortage of Midwives Leaves New Mums Unsupported New research carried out by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Netmums has found that almost half of new mums claim they are not given enough advice on how to recognise if their baby has a lift-threating illness once they have left hospital. Three tenths (30.8%) said they felt unsupported and were asked to go home when they didn't feel they were ready to leave. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shortage-of-Midwives-Leaves-New-Mums-Unsupported-01402 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shortage-of-Midwives-Leaves-New-Mums-Unsupported-01402 Survey Finds Consumers Still Worried About Energy Prices The latest research carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) shows that although the majority of people in the UK are in support of renewable power they are still worried about the cost of energy. The study revealed that three quarters (76%) of people in the UK are in favour of renewable energy, this is a fall of three per cent since September 2012 (79%) although the DECC suggest this small change shows a real belief in the production methods. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Consumers-Still-Worried-About-Energy-Prices-01401 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Consumers-Still-Worried-About-Energy-Prices-01401 Survey Finds First Time Buyers Being Left Confused By The "Help to Buy" Scheme A new study carried out by the Building Societies Association (BSA) has been revealed that two fifths (43%) of first time buyers and other home movers are confused about the benefits that the government's flagship 'Help to Buy' mortgage scheme will give them. The same survey revealed that a third (31%) of people looking to buy or move home don't know the differences between a 95% mortgage offered by a lender who has signed up to the scheme and a 95% mortgage from a lender who hasn't. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-First-Time-Buyers-Being-Left-Confused-By-The-Help-to-Buy-Scheme-01400 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-First-Time-Buyers-Being-Left-Confused-By-The-Help-to-Buy-Scheme-01400 Survey Finds Nine In Ten Drivers Would Consider Self-Driving Cars To Reduce Insurance Premiums A recent survey by CarInsurance.com suggests that the majority (90%) of licenced drivers would consider buying a self-driving car if it meant paying 80% less for insurance. Among respondents, a third (34%), said they would be 'very likely' to buy a self-driving vehicle while half (56%) said they would 'consider it' if such an insurance discount was offered. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Nine-In-Ten-Drivers-Would-Consider-Self-Driving-Cars-To-Reduce-Insurance-Premiums-01399 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Nine-In-Ten-Drivers-Would-Consider-Self-Driving-Cars-To-Reduce-Insurance-Premiums-01399 2012 Olympic Games Light The Way For The 2016 Rio Games: Survey According to new research findings, travel executives expect to sell more holidays to the Rio Games due to the massive success of London 2012. Two fifths (39%) of the senior industry executives that took part in the poll say they are more likely to see holidays that coincide with the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as a result of London's 2012 event. Furthermore, almost 20% of UK holidays makers are expected to attend the Rio games, with the research highlighting this is high percentage as only 155,448 Brits travelled to Brazil in 2012. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Londons-2012-Olympic-Games-Lights-The-Way-For-The-2016-Rio-Games-Survey-01397 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Londons-2012-Olympic-Games-Lights-The-Way-For-The-2016-Rio-Games-Survey-01397 Survey Finds Tablets Favoured By Those Aged 65+ To Book Holidays New research carried out by ABTA has shown that almost half (48%) of all holidays booked in 2012 were done so online by mainly using PCs and laptops, the research also reveals a growing trend for older people using tablets to book their holidays. The study also indicates a one per cent increase on last year's figures for total online booking ' taking it to 49%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Tablets-Favoured-By-Those-Aged-65-To-Book-Holidays-01398 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Tablets-Favoured-By-Those-Aged-65-To-Book-Holidays-01398 Research Finds Britons Are Too Stressed To Sleep New research carried out by Champneys health spa has revealed that more than one in ten (12%) Britons claim to feel utterly exhausted all of the time, with over half (53%) feeling continuously drained. Reasons for this are thought to be due to people's poor sleep quality, stress and thinking about work before going to bed. The research also suggests that lack of sleep can have an effect on someone's mood and ability to function, in addition to this in the long term it can also lead to obesity. The poll of 10,000 people found that women are twice as likely to feel absolutely exhausted as men (15% compared to 8% of men). The findings come after a study conducted by Bupa found that one in ten Britons are so stressed they are at 'breaking point'. Bupa's findings reveal that those aged 45 to 54 are most likely to be stressed with; with the research also revealing that half (49%) women consider themselves to be suffering from stress compared to 39% of men. Commenting on the findings, Professor Ellis, A Sleep Expert At The Northumbria Centre For Sleep Research, said: 'Sleep is fundamental to our health and wellbeing…it's concerning that the amount of people who are taking their work, figuratively, through the stress and strain of their day, or literally, into the bedroom. This blurs the boundaries between wake time and sleep time, making it even harder to get a good night's rest'. Professor Ellis goes on to recommend people take time to escape, mentally and physically, from their workplace to allow them to re-charge and relax ' saying this will make it easier for them to sleep. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Finds-Britons-Are-Too-Stressed-To-Sleep-01396 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Finds-Britons-Are-Too-Stressed-To-Sleep-01396 European Commission Failing on Anti-Semitism A survey of discrimination and hate crimes against Jewish people in Europe, released to mark the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, suggests that anti-semitism is on the rise, with three-quarters of those polled reporting an increase over the last five years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/European-Commission-Failing-on-Anti-Semitism-01395 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/European-Commission-Failing-on-Anti-Semitism-01395 Survey Finds Many English Councils Plan To Increase Tax Research published by the Local Government Choice Chronicle suggests that almost a third of all English councils plan to increase council tax in the next year despite a government cash incentive to freeze it ' Conservative-run county councils are the most likely to be considering a rise. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Many-English-Councils-Plan-To-Increase-Tax-01394 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Many-English-Councils-Plan-To-Increase-Tax-01394 Survey Discovers That Wind and Solar Farms Have Been Accepted By Tourists According to new research, holiday makers in Britain are becoming more tolerant of wind and solar farms, accepting them as part of the landscape. The survey of over 1,000 people which was commissioned by Good Energy found that the majority (94%) of those asked said wind farms made no difference to their visit to Cornwall. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-That-Wind-and-Solar-Farms-Have-Been-Accepted-By-Tourists-01393 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-That-Wind-and-Solar-Farms-Have-Been-Accepted-By-Tourists-01393 Survey Reveals Womens Biggest Fears New findings have revealed that most women are more scared of public speaking than they are of dying; public speaking is the third most common fear after losing family members and being buried alive. The survey of 2,000 women found that women are most afraid of standing in a room talking to an audience. Women admitted that feel more nervous about stuttering, tripping up and looking foolish in public, suggesting that women hate the thought of making a spectacle of themselves. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Womens-Biggest-Fears-01392 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Womens-Biggest-Fears-01392 Survey Finds Third-Party Logistics CEOs Projecting Growth Amidst Slow Economy The 20th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Provider CEOs, sponsored by Penske Logistics, revealed that despite a slow economy, North American CEOs have their sights set on growth, expecting their companies to increase revenues by an average of 14.6% over the next three years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Third-Party-Logistics-CEOs-Projecting-Growth-Amidst-Slow-Economy-01391 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Third-Party-Logistics-CEOs-Projecting-Growth-Amidst-Slow-Economy-01391 Survey Finds Devon County Council Ranked Top For Highways And Transport Devon County Council has, for the first time, been named the country's top performing county council for highways and transport services. Devon was among seventy highway authorities, including twenty-five county councils, which took part in the 2013 National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction Survey (NHT Survey). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Devon-County-Council-Ranked-Top-For-Highways-And-Transport-01390 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Devon-County-Council-Ranked-Top-For-Highways-And-Transport-01390 Survey Suggests Scottish Children Are Not That Savvy About Sex Education New research carried out by Ipsos Mori Young People Omnibus Survey has revealed that worryingly twenty seven per cent of pupils believe that when a girl refuses consent to sex she does not always mean it. The poll of over 1,000 pupils in Scotland also found that a third of teenagers don't know the dangers associated with sharing needles. Furthermore almost 20% don't realise that they can avoid contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) by using a condom. Although four fifths (80%) of children remembered being taught about the dangers of illegal drugs, avoiding STIs and safe sex, only two-thirds said they were taught about how to say no to sex and how to avoid catching HIV. Students recalled being taught about Hepatitis C, with 40% saying they remembered this. When students were presented with a statement 'when a girl says no to sex, she always means no", 73% of pupils said it was definitely or probably true. The survey went on to find that 89% agreed that a person could change their mind about having sex at any time, even if they had previously consented to it. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-Scottish-Children-Are-Not-That-Savvy-About-Sex-Education-01389 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-Scottish-Children-Are-Not-That-Savvy-About-Sex-Education-01389 Survey Finds One In Ten Brits Close To Breaking Point New research carried out by Bupa has revealed that a tenth (10%) of Britons are close to breaking point due to stress. The study of 10,000 people found that just under half (44%) claimed they were stressed with a third (27%) of these people admitting they are often close to breaking point. Half (50%) of those aged 45 to 54 were found to be the most stressed with almost a third saying they have been stressed for more than a year which suggests that stress is a chronic problem. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-One-In-Ten-Brits-Close-To-Breaking-Point-01388 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-One-In-Ten-Brits-Close-To-Breaking-Point-01388 Pharmaceutical Marketers Concerned Over Digital Campaigns Three in five (60%) marketers working for pharmaceutical brands would be concerned if they were asked to undertake a digital marketing initiative for their organisation in the coming 12 months. This is despite that fact that 62% of 18-24 year olds now use the internet as opposed to visiting their GP when they feel under the weather. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pharmaceutical-Marketers-Concerned-Over-Digital-Campaigns-01387 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pharmaceutical-Marketers-Concerned-Over-Digital-Campaigns-01387 Survey Finds Job Hunting At Two Year High New research published by the CIPD and Halogen has revealed that employees are increasingly getting itchy feet with the amount of people looking for new jobs at the highest level in more than two years. Almost a quarter of workers are now seeking a new role in what has been a stagnant time in the employment market. Those working in the private and voluntary sectors have seen the highest proportion of staff (24%) searching the job pages. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Job-Hunting-At-Two-Year-High-01386 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Job-Hunting-At-Two-Year-High-01386 FMCG Accounts For A Fifth of Ad Spending in First Half Of 2013 According to new research, the FMCG sector accounted for just over a fifth of ad spending in the first half of 2013. The research, which was conducted by Nielsen, found that FMCG spend accounted for 21.3% of the total value of advertising spending in the UK. The entertainment sector spent the second most, accounting for 13% of the total. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/FMCG-Accounts-For-A-Fifth-of-Ad-Spending-in-First-Half-Of-2013-01385 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/FMCG-Accounts-For-A-Fifth-of-Ad-Spending-in-First-Half-Of-2013-01385 Over 65s Admit To Being Worried About Staying Warm This Winter According to a recent survey commissioned by the charity, Age UK, more than a quarter (28%) of the 11 million Brits aged 65 or over are worried about staying warm this winter, while more than half (55%) admitted that they are worried about rising energy bills. The charity claims that around 24,000 deaths a year occur due to weather related health problems which could be prevented if proper measures were taken. The research follows up on the government's cold weather plan, in which it urges people to keep living rooms at 21c and bedrooms at a minimum of 18c. The survey revealed that in reality the majority (80%) don't know the ideal temperature for keeping warm in bedrooms and living areas. Further warnings have been published that cold temperatures can increase the likelihood of flu, chest infections, raised blood pressure and other respiratory problems putting the vulnerable at increased risk of strokes and heart attacks. Caroline Abrahams, Age UKs charity director, said: http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-65s-Admit-To-Being-Worried-About-Staying-Warm-This-Winter-01384 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-65s-Admit-To-Being-Worried-About-Staying-Warm-This-Winter-01384 Parents In The North West Paying The Highest Premium To Live Near The Best Schools In a new study carried out by Lloyds Bank, it has been discovered that parents would typically pay a premium of £31,000 to buy a house near to one of England's top performing state schools although many parents on an average wage would struggle to afford a house near one of the best performing schools. The study reveals that house prices in these areas are on average £295,972 which is a shocking nine times the gross average wage of £33,740. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parents-In-The-North-West-Paying-The-Highest-Premium-To-Live-Near-The-Best-Schools-01383 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parents-In-The-North-West-Paying-The-Highest-Premium-To-Live-Near-The-Best-Schools-01383 Bullying Is Parents Main Fear For Their Kids Research commissioned by the charity Drinkaware has revealed that bullying is parents' biggest fear when their children start secondary school with bullying being a greater concern that alcohol. But their children's' main concern is making the right sort of friends as they make the transition to secondary school. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Bullying-Is-Parents-Main-Fear-For-Their-Kids-01382 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Bullying-Is-Parents-Main-Fear-For-Their-Kids-01382 Mums Making Use Of Technology To Shop Online New research carried out by Casabu and Mumsnet has revealed that more than eighty per cent of mums are shopping online for themselves or their children at least once or twice a month. The survey, which spoke to 1,000 mums, discovered they are also making use of technology such as smartphones and tablets to guarantee they don't miss out on bargains. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Mums-Making-Use-Of-Technology-To-Shop-Online-01381 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Mums-Making-Use-Of-Technology-To-Shop-Online-01381 Survey Finds Time, Pay and Lack Of Training Are The Main Challenges For Homecare Staff According to a major survey, conducted by the Guardian Social Care Network and the Department of Health, almost three quarters (73%) of 1,440 respondents cited a lack of time as the major challenge for care workers who make home visits, while two thirds (67%) cited pay and conditions, and just over half (56%) cited insufficient training. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Time-Pay-and-Lack-Of-Training-Are-The-Main-Challenges-For-Homecare-Staff-01380 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Time-Pay-and-Lack-Of-Training-Are-The-Main-Challenges-For-Homecare-Staff-01380 Surveys Find Lack Of Support for HS2 Scheme According to a recently published survey by Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann, half (49%) of the thirty-four FTSE bosses polled did not want the HS2 to be built, compared with a third (33%) who voted in support of the scheme. High Speed 2 (HS2) is a planned high-speed railway between London Euston and the English Midlands, North West England, West Yorkshire and potentially Scotland. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Surveys-Find-Lack-Of-Support-for-HS2-Scheme-01379 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Surveys-Find-Lack-Of-Support-for-HS2-Scheme-01379 Survey Finds Fewer Than One In Four UK Consumers Would Use Their Smartphone Like A Credit Card According to a new survey carried out by YouGov on behalf of Firstsource Solutions, fewer than one in four of UK consumers would use their smartphone like a credit card to make payments even if they had the relevant application. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Fewer-Than-One-In-Four-UK-Consumers-Would-Use-Their-Smartphone-Like-A-Credit-Card-01378 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Fewer-Than-One-In-Four-UK-Consumers-Would-Use-Their-Smartphone-Like-A-Credit-Card-01378 Survey Reveals Brits Bin Over 500 Pounds Worth of Supermarket Shopping Per Year According to a study commissioned by Samsung, almost half of shoppers in the country do not fully understand how 'best before' dates work and four fifths (82%) of people don't know how to use their fridge compartments properly, meaning more food goes bad quickly. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Brits-Bin-Over-500-Worth-of-Supermarket-Shopping-Per-Year-01377 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Brits-Bin-Over-500-Worth-of-Supermarket-Shopping-Per-Year-01377 New Market Research Reveals Extent of Christmas Borrowing and Subsequent Debt Hangover A new survey carried out by thinkmoney reveals that 16 per cent of adults living in the UK are planning to cover the escalating cost of Christmas this year by borrowing money, whether that means borrowing to pay for food and drink, presents, entertainment or going out. The same survey discovered that last year alone 18 per cent of people borrowed to pay for Christmas at an average amount of £654, with just over half (46%) still yet to repay the loan. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Market-Research-Reveals-Extent-of-Christmas-Borrowing-and-Subsequent-Debt-Hangover-01353 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Market-Research-Reveals-Extent-of-Christmas-Borrowing-and-Subsequent-Debt-Hangover-01353 Market Research Reveals Working Mums As Prolific Shoppers New research findings carried out by the Westfield shopping centre has discovered that seventy per cent of full-time working mums in the UK make a decision as to what to buy within three minutes of entering a shop. Working mums were found to be the most productive shoppers with many researching stores and products online before visiting a store, with almost sixty per cent (59%) saying they would go shopping every day if they could. Additionally, it seems mooching and window shopping are not the preferred shopping experiences ' with 38% saying each trip is a 'mission shop' with women knowing what they want to buy before they set-out. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Working-Mums-As-Prolific-Shoppers-01376 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Working-Mums-As-Prolific-Shoppers-01376 Housing Market Research Suggests Renewed Confidence Confidence in the housing market returns as new research carried out by Halifax reveals that seven in ten Britons think house prices will rise in the next few months. Almost 2,000 people took part in the research in September in which seventy per cent expect to see prices increase over the next year. Only sixteen per cent believe they will fall. This signals the most positive findings since the research began in summer 2011. The report coincides with the government's 'Help to Buy' scheme which gives home buyers with deposits as low at 5% a helping hand. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Housing-Market-Research-Suggests-Renewed-Confidence-01375 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Housing-Market-Research-Suggests-Renewed-Confidence-01375 Survey Finds One In Five Would Use A Pop-Up Shop For Halloween Products Just one in ten Brits has a local shop that they consider a good source of Halloween items, according to a recent survey commissioned by the retail agency Live & Breath. The survey of 2,000 UK adults found that one in five (21%) said that they would use a pop-up shop to buy Halloween-themed products ' if near their home or workplace - this figure increased to a third (36%) among 18-24 year-olds. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-One-In-Five-Would-Use-A-Pop-Up-Shop-For-Halloween-Products-01374 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-One-In-Five-Would-Use-A-Pop-Up-Shop-For-Halloween-Products-01374 Smoking Ban in Cars Welcomed By Brits Along With Several Additional Motoring Laws In a new study undertaken by Motors.co.uk and YouGov, it has been reported that just under a third (32%) of Brits would welcome a ban against smoking in cars. In the survey, which spoke to more than 2,000 Britons, a ban on smoking in both public and private cars came out on top of the most popular laws they would like to see implemented in the UK. The law would echo Cyprus' ban on smoking in private vehicles carrying under-16s. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Smoking-Ban-in-Cars-Welcomed-By-Brits-Along-With-Several-Additional-Motoring-Laws-01373 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Smoking-Ban-in-Cars-Welcomed-By-Brits-Along-With-Several-Additional-Motoring-Laws-01373 Men Catching Up With Women In Terms Of Spending On Clothes, Shoes and Accessories New research carried out by Westfield shopping centre has found that men are only spending ten per cent less than women on shopping trips; with the gap between women and men's spending narrowing to just one per cent in the 18-34 age group. The research hopes to aid Westfield retailers in understanding their consumers to maximise sales, its aim is to understand how consumers are shopping and why. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Men-Catching-Up-With-Women-In-Terms-Of-Spending-On-Clothes-Shoes-and-Accessories-01372 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Men-Catching-Up-With-Women-In-Terms-Of-Spending-On-Clothes-Shoes-and-Accessories-01372 UK Leads The Way in European Shopping Tourism; France, Italy and Spain Top For Holidays Following new research carried out by YouGov and EuroTrack, it has been revealed that Britain is the best country to visit for shopping. The research comes just days after figures showing Britain's economic growth has doubled since the start of 2013, and went on to highlight that Britain's consumer confidence is at its highest level since 2010. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Leads-The-Way-in-European-Shopping-Tourism-France-Italy-and-Spain-Top-For-Holidays-01371 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Leads-The-Way-in-European-Shopping-Tourism-France-Italy-and-Spain-Top-For-Holidays-01371 New Findings Reveal International Appeal of Online Grocery Shopping According to new research carried out by Nielsen, consumers with internet access in developing countries are just as likely to try and beat food price inflation by searching for money-saving grocery deals as those in developed countries. The study of 29,000 shoppers across fifty eight countries showed that no matter where the consumer lives, behaviour showed many similarities. However, it did also highlight some striking differences. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Findings-Reveal-International-Appeal-of-Online-Grocery-Shopping-01370 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Findings-Reveal-International-Appeal-of-Online-Grocery-Shopping-01370 Road Rage Survey Suggests Half Of Motorists Have Been Abused By Other Road Users The UK government has recently introduced a £100 fixed penalty to try and tackle offences such as tailgating and lane hogging ' driving which can lead to road rage. A survey for the BBC Wales' Week in, Week Out in has recently been published in response to these actions, showing that half (51%) of the 750 motorists interviewed had been abused by other road users. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Road-Rage-Survey-Suggests-Half-Of-Motorists-Have-Been-Abused-By-Other-Road-Users-01369 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Road-Rage-Survey-Suggests-Half-Of-Motorists-Have-Been-Abused-By-Other-Road-Users-01369 Market Research Shows Tablet Adoption Among Young Children Increasing, Replacing Mobile Phones According to new research carried out by Ofcom, the number of children owning a mobile phone has dropped for the first time ever with the new must-have devices being tablet computers. 2013 has seen the ownership of mobile phones among the age group of five to fifteen year olds fall to forty three per cent in a market that has previously seen growth every year since the survey began in 2005. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Tablet-Adoption-Among-Young-Children-Increasing-Replacing-Mobile-Phones-01368 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Tablet-Adoption-Among-Young-Children-Increasing-Replacing-Mobile-Phones-01368 New Research Findings Suggest Curvy Women Are The Happiest New research carried out by Littlewood.com has revealed that size 16 women are the happiest and most comfortable in their own skin. In the poll of 2,000 women the research found that seventy four per cent are happy with their appearance which is almost twice as many of those who are a size six. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Research-Findings-Suggest-Curvy-Women-Are-The-Happiest-01367 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Research-Findings-Suggest-Curvy-Women-Are-The-Happiest-01367 Market Research Reveals Female Pension Planning At An All Time Low A new market research study undertaken by Scottish Widows has warned that women's preparation for retirement is at a record low and lagging behind their male counterparts. The research, which polled 5,000 women, found that just forty per cent of them were preparing for later life (compared to the figure of 49 per cent of men). This is a two per cent decrease on the figures reported in 2012 and creates a gender pensions saving gap of almost £1,000 a year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Female-Pension-Planning-At-An-All-Time-Low-01366 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Female-Pension-Planning-At-An-All-Time-Low-01366 Survey Reveals Women Not Talking About Fertility, Feel Judged and Stigmatised According to new research carried about by the Infertility Network the majority of childless women ages 35 to 45 have felt that their choice for waiting later in life to start a family has left them feeling stigmatised and judged. The findings reveal that friends and relatives put a great amount of pressure on women to have children with sixty per cent of women feeling judged for not starting a family. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Women-Not-Talking-About-Fertility-Feel-Judged-and-Stigmatised-01365 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Women-Not-Talking-About-Fertility-Feel-Judged-and-Stigmatised-01365 New Findings Show Extent of Christmas Rewards Among Employers Recent findings carried out by Edenred has revealed that almost half of UK workers do not receive a gift from their employer at Christmas. In the report, which questioned 7,000 British employees, it was discovered that only a third (35%) of employees who received a Christmas reward last year got a thank you from their manager. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Findings-Show-Extent-of-Christmas-Rewards-Among-Employers-01364 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Findings-Show-Extent-of-Christmas-Rewards-Among-Employers-01364 Research Shows Lack of Uptake of Swipe and Pay Technology via Smartphones Latest research carried out by YouGov has found that less than one in four consumer would use smartphones like a credit card to make payments via an app. In the poll of 2,000 respondents, eighty per cent feared that sensitive bank details wouldn't be secure with one in five saying battery life of the phone would put them off. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Shows-Lack-of-Uptake-of-Swipe-and-Pay-Technology-via-Smartphones-01363 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Shows-Lack-of-Uptake-of-Swipe-and-Pay-Technology-via-Smartphones-01363 Survey Finds Fewer Consumers Will Participate in Halloween Activities According to the NRF's (National Retail Federation) Halloween Spending Survey, nearly 158 million consumers will participate in Halloween activities, slightly less than the survey high of 170 million people last year. Those celebrating will also have lower budgets, with the average spend expected to be around $75.03 on décor, costumes, candy and fun, down from $79.82 last year. Overall, the average spend for Halloween has increased 54.6% from 2005 ' total spending is estimated to reach $6.9 billion in 2013. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Fewer-Consumers-Will-Participate-in-Halloween-Activities-01362 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Fewer-Consumers-Will-Participate-in-Halloween-Activities-01362 New Research Highlights Blurred Lines Between Work And Personal Time In a recent study carried out by Ipsos and Pullman, findings showed that Brits are finding it more and more difficult to switch off while on holiday. In the poll a massive eighty six per cent admit to taking a work mobile phone away with them. The survey also revealed that seventy three per cent of British holiday makers said their work extended into holiday time with forty per cent going as far as taking their laptops away with them. Nine out of ten also admitted to working, checking or sending business emails in the evening with forty per cent checking emails in bed before going to sleep at night. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Research-Highlights-Blurred-Lines-Between-Work-And-Personal-Time-01361 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Research-Highlights-Blurred-Lines-Between-Work-And-Personal-Time-01361 Holiday Makers Spending More, Growth in Activity Holidays New research carried out by Travel Industry Digest reveals an increase in confidence among UK travel trade bosses. The research, which was presented at the ABTA Travel Convention, shows that almost sixty per cent of respondents polled claim their advance bookings are stronger now than they were this time last year. A high proportion (76%) said they thought the industry as a whole would perform better in 2013/2014 with most sectors of the leisure market saying they expect a continuation in growth at the same rate as last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Holiday-Makers-Spending-More-Growth-in-Activity-Holidays-01360 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Holiday-Makers-Spending-More-Growth-in-Activity-Holidays-01360 Survey Finds Confidence Returning To The UK Construction Industry According KPMG's Global Construction Survey 2013: Read for the Next Big Wave, almost three-quarters (73%) of construction companies in the UK are 'positive' or 'very positive' when asked to describe their medium-term outlook (next two to five years). Companies in the Americas and Asia Pacific are also optimistic, with 91% and 65% respectively describing the medium-term outlook at 'positive' or 'very positive'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Confidence-Returning-To-The-UK-Construction-Industry-01359 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Confidence-Returning-To-The-UK-Construction-Industry-01359 Cyberbullying A Part of Everyday Life For Britain's Young People New research carried out by the Anti-Bullying Alliance has found that more than half of children and young people in England accept that cyberbullying is a part of everyday life. These findings underline the struggle that many families face trying to protect their children on the internet. Parents and teachers alike both agree that they are not well enough equipped to deal with the increasing problem. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Cyberbullying-A-Part-of-Everyday-Life-For-Britains-Young-People-01358 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Cyberbullying-A-Part-of-Everyday-Life-For-Britains-Young-People-01358 Research Reveals Looking Good As Motivation For Exercise And Attending Gym New research carried out by Nurofen Express Heat Patches has revealed that four out of ten fitness enthusiasts actually exercise to look good rather than to be healthy. The study found that many of those who exercise on a regular basis are more concerned about looking and feeling attractive rather than making sure they are fit and well. The poll of 2,000 men and women show that the key motivation for many is a washboard stomach or toned legs that can be shown off to others. It was also revealed that thirty four per cent of men exercise in the hope of achieving an impressive set of pecs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Reveals-Looking-Good-As-Motivation-For-Exercise-And-Attending-Gym-01357 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Reveals-Looking-Good-As-Motivation-For-Exercise-And-Attending-Gym-01357 "Plebgate" Survey Reveals 26 Percent of the British Public Are Less Likely To Trust The Police A recent ComRes survey - on behalf of the BBC - which interviewed 1,000 British adults by telephone between the 18th and 20th October 2013, shows one in four people (26%), in the wake of 'Plebgate', are 'less likely' to trust the police. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Plebgate-Survey-Reveals-26-Percent-of-the-British-Public-Are-Less-Likely-To-Trust-The-Police-01356 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Plebgate-Survey-Reveals-26-Percent-of-the-British-Public-Are-Less-Likely-To-Trust-The-Police-01356 New Research Suggests Positives And Negatives For UK Gambling Industry Gamcare ' a British support site for compulsive gamblers ' has released some unflattering statistics about what online and mobile gambling might be creating in terms of addictive behaviours. According to the Gamcare assessment, the number of 18-35 year-old gamblers calling for help in 2012 increase by 6.5%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Research-Suggests-Positives-And-Negatives-For-UK-Gambling-Industry-01355 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Research-Suggests-Positives-And-Negatives-For-UK-Gambling-Industry-01355 Survey Points To Students Lacking A Sense Of Community - Swapping Partying For Studying In a new study carried out by the National Student Housing Survey it has been suggested that the stereotypical party-loving student culture could be dead. The survey, which polled more than 20,000 students in the spring of this year, has found that students are now working harder than they ever have before to try and get the most out of the university experience which can now cost up to £9,000 a year for tuition fees alone. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Points-To-Students-Lacking-A-Sense-Of-Community-Swapping-Partying-For-Studying-01354 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Points-To-Students-Lacking-A-Sense-Of-Community-Swapping-Partying-For-Studying-01354 Survey Conducted by Trivago Shows That Brits Lead Hotel Booking Requests For The World Cup Period The survey, conducted by Trivago ' a hotel price comparison site ' shows that British supporters are the ones looking for accommodation the most in Brazil during the period of the 2014 World Cup. Three tenths (29%) of foreign visitors looking for hotel reservations in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup are from Great Britain ' Germans are second, corresponding to a fifth (22%) of booking requests made. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Conducted-by-Trivago-Shows-That-Brits-Lead-Hotel-Booking-Requests-For-The-World-Cup-Period-01352 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Conducted-by-Trivago-Shows-That-Brits-Lead-Hotel-Booking-Requests-For-The-World-Cup-Period-01352 Survey Reveals Upturn in Irish Tourism :: 'The Gathering' A Positive Factor According to a barometer by Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, business sentiment in the tourism industry is up a fifth (20%) in 2013 from the previous year. Respondents also noted that visitor volumes had significantly increased among hotels (68%), guesthouses (58%) and restaurants (58%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Upturn-in-Irish-Tourism-The-Gathering-A-Positive-Factor-01351 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Upturn-in-Irish-Tourism-The-Gathering-A-Positive-Factor-01351 Shop-able Video: The Next Generation of Retail Channel? A recent study by visual classification company WeSEE reveals that 56 per cent of consumers would contemplate using what they call 'shopable videos' to make purchases directly from an online video. Men appear to be more interested in this service than women ' as long as the purchase wouldn't navigate away from the video they are viewing, 1 in 5 men would shop this way. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Shop-able-Video-The-Next-Generation-of-Retail-Channel-01350 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Shop-able-Video-The-Next-Generation-of-Retail-Channel-01350 Market Research Shows British Bosses Less Likely To Employ Women Not Wearing Make-Up According to a recent study carried out by Escentual.com, over 65 percent of British bosses admitted that they would be less likely to employ a female candidate if she wasn't wearing make-up during the interview stage. Almost half (49%) of those asked said that it would actually be one of the most important factors if the job was within a sales role or 'front line' public facing position. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-British-Bosses-Less-Likely-To-Employ-Women-Not-Wearing-Make-Up-01349 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-British-Bosses-Less-Likely-To-Employ-Women-Not-Wearing-Make-Up-01349 Survey Finds Consumers Have More Confidence in Pensions The latest findings published by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF's) Confidence Index ' which measures the difference between the number of respondents who are confident and not confident in pensions compared to other forms of retirement savings ' shows that two fifths (44%) of UK employees are now very or quite confident about pensions, compared to 46% who are not confident ' the highest score since 2010. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Consumers-Have-More-Confidence-in-Pensions-01348 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Consumers-Have-More-Confidence-in-Pensions-01348 Survey of Financial Directors and CFOs Finds Spreadsheets Still Widely Used New market research with Finance Directors and Chief Financial Officers suggests that whilst more than half (54%) believe good working partnerships and collaborative efforts between company departments are key aspects of business growth, 50% of respondents continued to rely on spreadsheets to manage commercial performance. This is perhaps even more interesting when as many as 81% of those surveyed remarked on the importance of accurate and up to date data. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-of-Financial-Directors-and-CFOs-Finds-Spreadsheets-Still-Widely-Used-01347 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-of-Financial-Directors-and-CFOs-Finds-Spreadsheets-Still-Widely-Used-01347 UK Pays Less Than European Average For Gas and Electricity Despite Energy Price Rises Npower this morning became the third of the Big Six energy giants to increase the cost of bills. The company announced that it is raising gas prices by 11.1% and electricity by 9.3% - an average of 10.4%. The increase will affect some 3.1 million customers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Pays-Less-Than-European-Average-For-Gas-and-Electricity-Despite-Energy-Price-Rises-01346 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Pays-Less-Than-European-Average-For-Gas-and-Electricity-Despite-Energy-Price-Rises-01346 Survey Shows Wages Are Set To Rise in Oil and Gas Sector Due to Skills Shortage Oil and gas companies have revealed that the average wage in the industry is set to rise by over a tenth (15%) this year from £64,000 to £73,600 due to a severe shortage in qualified staff. Seven tenths (70%) of oil and gas companies were worried that wages in the industry were rising too fast, according to a recent survey of 2,200 Oil and Gas companies by the oilandgaspeople.com. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Wages-Are-Set-To-Rise-in-Oil-and-Gas-Sector-Due-to-Skills-Shortage-01345 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Wages-Are-Set-To-Rise-in-Oil-and-Gas-Sector-Due-to-Skills-Shortage-01345 British Gas Are Set to Increase Prices in Time for Christmas Recent publications are showing that energy giant, British Gas, is to increase prices for domestic customers, with a dual-fuel bill going up by a tenth (9.2%) from November 23. The increase includes an 8.4% rise in gas prices and a 10.4% increase in electricity prices. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-Gas-Are-Set-to-Increase-Prices-in-Time-for-Christmas-01344 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-Gas-Are-Set-to-Increase-Prices-in-Time-for-Christmas-01344 Canadian Quarterly Retail Commodity Survey Shows Increase of Around 3 Percent According to Statistics Canada, retails sales rose 2.8% from the second quarter of 2012 to $126.3 billion in the second quarter of 2013 - the largest year-over-year gain since the first quarter of 2012. Higher sales were reported in seven out of ten major commodity groups. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Canadian-Quarterly-Retail-Commodity-Survey-Shows-Increase-of-Around-3-Percent-01343 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Canadian-Quarterly-Retail-Commodity-Survey-Shows-Increase-of-Around-3-Percent-01343 Survey Finds Retail Customer Confidence Grows Little In Wales Consumer confidence remained static for more than half (56%) of people according to a Beaufort Research poll of more than 1,000 respondents across Wales. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Retail-Customer-Confidence-Grows-Little-In-Wales-01342 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Retail-Customer-Confidence-Grows-Little-In-Wales-01342 Survey Reveals More Than Nine in Ten Major Energy and Utility Providers See Shifting Role by 2030 Business models that have underpinned the global utilities industry for the past century are under increasing threat from changing consumer behaviour, disruptive technology, and the rise of decentralised power generation, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 13th annual global power and utilities survey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-More-Than-Nine-in-Ten-Major-Energy-and-Utility-Providers-See-Shifting-Role-by-2030-01340 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-More-Than-Nine-in-Ten-Major-Energy-and-Utility-Providers-See-Shifting-Role-by-2030-01340 Survey Reveals that the UK Bribery Act is Ineffective for Construction Despite the introduction of a tough new Bribery Act in the UK in 2010, corruption is still common in the country's construction industry, according to respondents from a survey by the Charted Institute of Building (CIOB). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-that-the-UK-Bribery-Act-is-Ineffective-for-Construction-01339 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-that-the-UK-Bribery-Act-is-Ineffective-for-Construction-01339 Survey Finds Retail Bosses are Staying True to Stores According to a report, conducted by the Australian Centre for Retail Studies, more than two thirds of industry executives believe that physical shops are still the most important way for their business to engage with customers, while half (47%) said stores will account for more than half of their sales growth over the coming twelve months ' compared to three tenths (31%) for online. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Retail-Bosses-are-Staying-True-to-Stores-01338 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Retail-Bosses-are-Staying-True-to-Stores-01338 Survey Shows Museums are Cutting Staff and Increasing Volunteers More than a third of museums and galleries cut staff last year, while nearly half increased the number of interns and volunteers, according to a survey by the Museums Association. In addition, the annual review found that school visits were down on average by three tenths (31%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Museums-are-Cutting-Staff-and-Increase-Volunteers-01336 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Museums-are-Cutting-Staff-and-Increase-Volunteers-01336 Research Suggests Fewer Children are Reading in Spare Time According to a National Literacy Trust survey, just over a quarter (28.4%) of 35,000 children from 188 schools said that they read outside of school. About the same number (26.6%) said they did not think their parents cared if they read. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Suggests-Fewer-Children-are-Reading-in-Spare-Time-01337 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Suggests-Fewer-Children-are-Reading-in-Spare-Time-01337 Stay At Home Parenting Loses Appeal Among Highly Educated According to a 2,022 person survey, carried out by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC), three quarters (76%) of Canadians believe stay at home parenting is best for children under six. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Stay-At-Home-Parenting-Loses-Appeal-Among-Highly-Educated-01335 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Stay-At-Home-Parenting-Loses-Appeal-Among-Highly-Educated-01335 Library Visits Drop by a Quarter in Eight Years Suggests Survey A Department for Culture, Media and Sport survey into the population's engagement with arts and heritage, found that in the twelve months leading up to June 2013, a third (36%) of people in England had used a library, down from half (48%) of people in 2005/6 when the survey was last carried out. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Library-Visits-Drop-by-a-Quarter-in-Eight-Years-Suggests-Survey-01334 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Library-Visits-Drop-by-a-Quarter-in-Eight-Years-Suggests-Survey-01334 Survey Shows Social Workers Are Unlikely To Act Quickly On Neglect Cases Research by Community Care and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has revealed child neglect is not a priority for social workers. Three fifths (60%) of respondents said there was pressure to downgrade cases of neglect in their area ' to 'children in need' rather than children in need of protection. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Social-Workers-Are-Unlikely-To-Act-Quickly-On-Neglect-Cases-01333 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Social-Workers-Are-Unlikely-To-Act-Quickly-On-Neglect-Cases-01333 Research Reveals What Advertisers Really Think About Facebook The consensus from 1,200 Ad Age subscribers polled in a survey done in conjunction with RBC Markets in August ' the third study since June 2012, just prior to Facebook's IOP ' shows that in fifteen months, Facebook changed from an experimental channel where marketers were reluctant to invest deeply to a mature part of the mix where they're continuing to increase spending. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Reveals-What-Advertisers-Really-Think-About-Facebook-01332 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Reveals-What-Advertisers-Really-Think-About-Facebook-01332 Survey Reveals That Word Of Mouth Is The Best Form Of Advertising Among Filipino Consumers Results from the Nielsen's Global Survey of Trust in Advertising showed that nine in ten (89%) Filipino respondents placed the highest level of trust in word-of-mouth communication. The trend also continued through-out neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia with Malaysia at 86%, and Singapore and Indonesia at 85%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-That-Word-Of-Mouth-Is-The-Best-Form-Of-Advertising-Among-Filipino-Consumers-01331 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-That-Word-Of-Mouth-Is-The-Best-Form-Of-Advertising-Among-Filipino-Consumers-01331 Survey Reveals Seven Tenths Of Companies Are Concerned Over Social Media Risks A recently published survey, from Grant Thorton, examining corporate social media risks and rewards found that seven tenths (71%) of executives said their company was concerned about possible risks posed by social media, but only a third (36%) reported having had social media training. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Seven-Tenths-Of-Companies-Are-Concerned-Over-Social-Media-Risks-01330 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Seven-Tenths-Of-Companies-Are-Concerned-Over-Social-Media-Risks-01330 Survey Reveals Why Utilities Consumers Do Not Switch Energy Providers Levels of switching between providers in the energy industry are at an all-time low, with only a tenth (16%) of consumers changing supplier last year. Research from uSwitch.com shows that almost half of consumers are afraid that they will have to 'go it alone' when they change provider, while two-fifths (38%) believe that switching is difficult (including 7% who feared losing their supply and 3% who believed their garden would have to be dug-up). However, over four fifths (85%) of those who have switched at least once said they found the process easy. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Why-Consumers-Dont-Switch-Energy-Providers-01329 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Why-Consumers-Dont-Switch-Energy-Providers-01329 Survey Suggests UK High Street Retail Sales Are Strong According to a recently published CBI survey, high street sales have grown at their fastest pace for more than a year in September ' a further sign of recovery in the retail sector. The survey found almost half (46%) of firms reported sales volumes were up on a year ago while a tenth (12%) said they were down, giving a positive balance of a third (34%) - the strongest since June 2012. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-UK-High-Street-Retail-Sales-Are-Strong-01328 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-UK-High-Street-Retail-Sales-Are-Strong-01328 Irish Survey Finds 64% of Construction Companies Asked To Do a Job for Cash A new Construction Industry Federation (CIF) survey of the 'black economy' found, that almost two thirds (64%) of construction companies have been asked to carry out work for an underhand payment, and that half (54%) have been approached by construction workers offering to carry out work for cash payments while continuing to receive social welfare. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Irish-Survey-Finds-64-of-Construction-Companies-Asked-To-Do-a-Job-for-Cash-01326 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Irish-Survey-Finds-64-of-Construction-Companies-Asked-To-Do-a-Job-for-Cash-01326 Survey: Can Consumers Trust Banks? According to new research from Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services; two thirds (68%) of British consumers trust banks to keep their data safe, far more than retailers (15%) and charities (9%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Can-Consumers-Trust-Banks-01327 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Can-Consumers-Trust-Banks-01327 Survey Reveals Public Concerns Over York Council Results from the City of York Council's Big York Survey, show only a quarter of the 2,700 residents who took part believe they can influence decision making in the city, while further findings suggest that three fifths (57%) do not know who their local councillor is. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Public-Concerns-Over-York-Council-01322 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Public-Concerns-Over-York-Council-01322 Survey Finds Local Compacts are Hampered by Falling Resources Compact Voice's third annual survey received 327 responses from people working across local authorities and voluntary sector organisations, covering over four fifths (85%) of the 165 local Compacts that currently exist in England. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Local-Compacts-are-Hampered-by-Falling-Resources-01325 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Local-Compacts-are-Hampered-by-Falling-Resources-01325 CBI Survey Shows Firms Want UK to Stay In EU According to a survey released by the Confederation of British Industry, almost eight out of ten British firms want the UK to stay in the European Union. Among respondents, seven tenths (71%) said the membership had been positive for their business - just a tenth (10%) would be in favour of leaving the organisation. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/CBI-Survey-Shows-Firms-Want-UK-to-Stay-In-EU-01324 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/CBI-Survey-Shows-Firms-Want-UK-to-Stay-In-EU-01324 Survey Finds Complaints against NHS Scotland are on the Rise According to figures released by the Scottish Government, complainants against the NHS in Scotland rose by a tenth (13%) to 9,161 in 2012/13, up from 8,117 in 2011/2012. There has, however, been a reduction in the number of complaints about GPs and dentists. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Complaints-against-NHS-Scotland-are-on-the-Rise-01323 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Complaints-against-NHS-Scotland-are-on-the-Rise-01323 Two Fifths of Irish Companies are Expected to Increase ICT Spend A survey of 267 Irish IT managers, carried out by ComputerScope in association with O2 shows that two fifths (41%) plan to increase ICT spend over the next twelve months, with more than a third (36%) reporting that the main driver is to create business or a competitive advantage. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Irish-Companies-are-Expected-to-Increase-ICT-Spend-by-Two-Fifths-01316 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Irish-Companies-are-Expected-to-Increase-ICT-Spend-by-Two-Fifths-01316 Survey Shows Tooth Decay Hits a Quarter of Five-Year-Olds Public Health England recently released findings from their latest survey which looked at 133,000 dental examinations across the United Kingdom, covering two fifths (21.2%) of five-year-olds. Data suggests that a quarter (27%) of all five-year-olds had tooth decay, down from three tenths (30%) in 2008. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Tooth-Decay-Hits-a-Quarter-of-Five-Year-Olds-01321 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Tooth-Decay-Hits-a-Quarter-of-Five-Year-Olds-01321 Education Survey Shows School Pupils Denied Breakfast A recent study commissioned by Kellogg's, entitled Lost Education, shows a quarter (26%) of state school teachers in England and Wales have seen an increase in the last twelve months of children turning up in class hungry having had no breakfast. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Education-Survey-Shows-School-Pupils-Denied-Breakfast-01320 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Education-Survey-Shows-School-Pupils-Denied-Breakfast-01320 ASOS Reports Retail Sales Up 47% in Q4 ASOS Plc recently reported that: retail sales in Q4 were up by half (47%); full year retail sales were up by two fifths (40%); and pre-tax profits are marginally above expectations. Furthermore, ASOS have reported that active customers at the yearend were up by two fifths (42%) year-on-year, to 7.1 million. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/ASOS-Reports-Retail-Sales-Up-47-in-Q4-01319 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/ASOS-Reports-Retail-Sales-Up-47-in-Q4-01319 Survey Reveals Airline Passengers Would Trade Legroom for Wi-Fi A Honeywell survey of more than 3,000 travellers in the United States, United Kingdom and Singapore, shows that travellers want Wi-Fi each and every time they fly. Among US respondents, half (55%) said they mostly use in-flight connectivity for personal reasons, while a fifth (22%) used it mostly for professional purposes. Both the UK and Singapore passengers claimed more professional and less personal use. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Airline-Passengers-Would-Trade-Legroom-for-Wi-Fi-01318 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Airline-Passengers-Would-Trade-Legroom-for-Wi-Fi-01318 Survey Shows Wearable Technology Grows in Popularity A recent SSI survey found that wearable technology is set to become popular in mainstream markets within the next two to three years. The study shows that one out of three people were 'very' or 'somewhat likely' to buy a wearable device. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Wearable-Technology-Grows-in-Popularity-01317 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Wearable-Technology-Grows-in-Popularity-01317 Survey Finds Utility Investing in Mobility to Boost Productivity A recent IDC Energy Survey, of 119 utility companies' shows that two fifths (40%) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa plan to increase investment in workforce mobility over the next year to eighteen months. Survey respondents indicated that the main reason for such investment was to increase productivity, which is to be achieved through the implementation of office applications and file management software. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Utility-Investing-in-Mobility-to-Boost-Productivity-01315 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Utility-Investing-in-Mobility-to-Boost-Productivity-01315 Welsh Health Survey Shows High Levels of Obesity, Smoking and Drinking The recently released 2012 Welsh Health Survey shows that just a third (33%) of adults in Wales reported eating five or more portions of fruit and vegetables the previous day, while three tenths (29%), reported being physically active on five or more days in the past week. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Welsh-Health-Survey-Shows-High-Levels-of-Obesity-Smoking-and-Drinking-01314 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Welsh-Health-Survey-Shows-High-Levels-of-Obesity-Smoking-and-Drinking-01314 Survey Finds Three Quarters of Construction Firms Having Trouble Finding Qualified Workers According to research, published by the Associated General Contractors of America, three-quarters (74%) of construction firms across the US report they are having trouble finding qualified craft workers to fill key spots amid concerns that the labour shortages will only get worse. Furthermore, half (53%) stated that they are having a hard time filling professional positions ' especially project supervisors, estimators and engineers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Three-Quarters-of-Construction-Firms-Having-Trouble-Finding-Qualified-Workers-01313 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Three-Quarters-of-Construction-Firms-Having-Trouble-Finding-Qualified-Workers-01313 Market Research Survey Reveals Industrial Output Rises in China According to the National Bureau of Statistics, China's industrial production rose a tenth (10.4%) from a year earlier, accelerating from July's 9.7% advance. Separate Dow Jones Newswires and Reuters surveys of economists had showed expectations for a 9.9% gain. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Reveals-Chinas-Industrial-Output-Rises-in-August-01312 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Reveals-Chinas-Industrial-Output-Rises-in-August-01312 Survey Shows Four Fifths of Industrial CEOs Expect the Global Economy to Stay the Same or Worsen Data from PricewaterhouseCoopers' '16th Annual Global CEO Survey' shows, a third (34%) of industrial manufacturing CEOs expect the current economic outlook to worsen, nearly half (45%) believe it will stay the same, while only a fifth (18%) think the situation will improve. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Four-Fifths-of-Industrial-CEOs-Expect-the-Global-Economy-to-Stay-the-Same-or-Worsen-01311 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Four-Fifths-of-Industrial-CEOs-Expect-the-Global-Economy-to-Stay-the-Same-or-Worsen-01311 Data Shows UK Industrial Production Holds Steady According to data from the Office of National Statistics, industrial production in the UK stagnated in July despite forecasts of 0.2% growth; this comes after a noticeable 1.3% improvement in June. Furthermore, manufacturing production slowed to 0.2% after a recorded 2% increase in June. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Data-Shows-UK-Industrial-Production-Holds-Steady-01310 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Data-Shows-UK-Industrial-Production-Holds-Steady-01310 Survey Shows Independent Retailers Fear Online Rivals The Latest Autumn Fair Retail Sentiment Survey, which interviewed an average of 700 independent retailers in surveys, carried out both this August and last August. They found two fifths (37%) now fear the threat of online rivals winning rising ecommerce sales ' up from one fifth (22%) at the same time last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Independent-Retailers-Fear-Online-Rivals-01309 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Independent-Retailers-Fear-Online-Rivals-01309 Survey Discovers Heating Bills Concern Four Fifths of UK Population A recent BBC Radio 5 Live survey, conducted by ComRes, suggests that more than a third (38%) of people in the UK are concerned about paying for their heating bills this winter. Of respondents, a quarter (25%) reported that they had put up with 'unacceptably cold' homes in the past year, while two thirds (63%) of the 1,035 adults surveyed said they had cut their energy use because of rising costs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-Heating-Bills-Concern-Four-Fifths-of-UK-Population-01308 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-Heating-Bills-Concern-Four-Fifths-of-UK-Population-01308 Survey Reveals Nine in Ten Graduates Found Work Amid Recession A survey of 60,000 graduates, undertaken by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, recently found that more than four fifths (83%) were satisfied with their career, and two-thirds (66%) thought their course had given value for money. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Nine-in-Ten-Graduates-Found-Work-Amid-Recession-01307 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Nine-in-Ten-Graduates-Found-Work-Amid-Recession-01307 Market Research Finds Stressed Students Perform Less Well in GCSEs Research in to GCSE attainment has found that students who are concerned about their attainment to the degree that it causes them stress are seemingly more likely to perform worse than those who display fewer signs of stress. In fact, the findings suggest that grades may slip by as much as a grade and a half ' i.e. from an A* to a B.. The research, completed with 325 pupils in North-West England, focussed on teens in the three to four months before taking their GCSE exams and asked them to give their level of agreement with 44 statements which looked at three distinct areas of the run up to GCSE exams ' worries about the exams themselves, confidence in their ability to deal with their concerns and any strategies they used to aid themselves in dealing with these concerns. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Stressed-Students-Perform-Less-Well-in-GCSEs-01306 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Stressed-Students-Perform-Less-Well-in-GCSEs-01306 Survey Finds Consumers Failing to Switch to Better Gas and Electric Deals The National Consumer Agency survey found that, among respondents, almost half (48%) of Irish consumers have never bothered comparing prices to see if they can get utilities such as gas and electricity for less by switching service providers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Consumers-Failing-to-Switch-to-Better-Gas-and-Electric-Deals-01305 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Consumers-Failing-to-Switch-to-Better-Gas-and-Electric-Deals-01305 Recent Research Shows Few Over 65s Feel Old, Yet Half Object to Ageism More than 2,000 people aged 65-93 were surveyed by YouGov for a firm providing support services for older people. Among respondents, almost half (47%), complained of ageism. Furthermore only 6% of over -65s describe themselves as 'old' and only one in three has given serious thought to future care they may require. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-Research-Shows-Few-Over-65s-Feel-Old-Yet-Half-Object-to-Ageism-01304 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-Research-Shows-Few-Over-65s-Feel-Old-Yet-Half-Object-to-Ageism-01304 Study Reveals Diabetes is Best Fought with Fruit Not Fruit Juice The British Medical Journal has recently published findings which show that eating certain fruits, including blueberries, grapes/raisins, and apples can reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Reveals-Diabetes-is-Best-Fought-with-Fruit-Not-Fruit-Juice-01302 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Reveals-Diabetes-is-Best-Fought-with-Fruit-Not-Fruit-Juice-01302 Market Research Finds Two-Thirds of Nurses have Considered Resigning A Royal College of Nursing (RCN) survey of 10,000 staff found that two-thirds (62%) had thought about leaving their job because they were under too much pressure. Furthermore, three-fifths (61%) felt unable to give patients the care they would want to because they were too busy, while four-fifths (83%) believed that their workload had increased over the past twelve months. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Two-Thirds-of-Nurses-have-Considered-Resigning-01303 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Two-Thirds-of-Nurses-have-Considered-Resigning-01303 Market Research Poll: MPs Right to Reject Syria Military Action In a recent market research study by ICM Research, almost three quarters (71%) of people believe MPs were right to reject UK military action in Syria. The poll also suggested that, among respondents, seven tenths (72%) did not think the move would damage the UK-US relationship ' and two thirds (67%) said they would not care if it did. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Poll-MPs-Right-to-Reject-Syria-Military-Action-01301 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Poll-MPs-Right-to-Reject-Syria-Military-Action-01301 Research Shows Demand for Construction Apprenticeships Rises a Fifth New figures from the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) reveal that eleven people applied for each construction apprenticeship posted online during 2012/13. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Shows-Demand-for-Construction-Apprenticeships-Rises-a-Fifth-01300 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Shows-Demand-for-Construction-Apprenticeships-Rises-a-Fifth-01300 Research Finds Lack of Healthy Options in Hospital Vending Machines in England A World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) survey has found that, three quarters (73%) of English health trusts do not have a policy on the food sold in their vending machines. This is in contrast with - the Welsh and Scottish governments, which introduced guidelines in 2008. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Finds-Lack-of-Healthy-Options-in-Hospital-Vending-Machines-in-England-01299 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Finds-Lack-of-Healthy-Options-in-Hospital-Vending-Machines-in-England-01299 Market Research Shows Four Fifths of Consumers Have Used Reserve-and-Collect in the Past The Multichannel Retail Survey, conducted using the Toluna survey tool, found that almost two thirds (63%) of consumers have bought products online before collecting them in-store in the last twelve months, while a tenth (16%) used reserve-and-collect at least once a month. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Four-Fifths-of-Consumers-Have-Used-Reserve-and-Collect-in-the-Past-01298 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Four-Fifths-of-Consumers-Have-Used-Reserve-and-Collect-in-the-Past-01298 New Zealand Market Research Finds Growing Numbers of People No Longer Think Now is the Right Time to Buy a House According to the latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey, there has been a marked downturn in the number of people picking now as a good time to buy a house. The survey shows that a fifth (21%) ' of respondents thought now was a good time to buy a house ' whilst the same proportion said now was a bad time to buy. This leaving a net 0% of respondents picking now as a good time to buy, down from a tenth (8%) in April and (13%) in January 2013. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Zealand-Market-Research-Finds-Growing-Numbers-of-People-No-Longer-Think-Now-is-the-Right-Time-to-Buy-a-House-01296 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Zealand-Market-Research-Finds-Growing-Numbers-of-People-No-Longer-Think-Now-is-the-Right-Time-to-Buy-a-House-01296 Market Research Shows Lack of Funding and Land is Preventing People from Building their Dream Home BLP Insurance, a UK housing warranty insurance provider, has recently released findings from their latest survey ' showing that, among respondents, half (54%) said that a lack of funding is the key factor that is stopping them from building their dream home, whilst two fifths (17%) blamed a lack of land in the right place. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Lack-of-Funding-and-Land-is-Preventing-People-from-Building-their-Dream-Home-01297 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Lack-of-Funding-and-Land-is-Preventing-People-from-Building-their-Dream-Home-01297 Index Shows US House Prices Are Still Rising In the first month of the summer housing season home prices continued to rise, with a 0.9% increase in figures for June from the month before ' according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. The rate of increase slowed minimally, with two cities (Atlanta and Chicago) posting price jumps of more than 3% (3.4% and 3.3%, respectively). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Index-Shows-US-House-Prices-Are-Still-Rising-01295 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Index-Shows-US-House-Prices-Are-Still-Rising-01295 Survey Reveals GCSE Students Want Good Salary Over Career Helping Others A survey of almost 300 GCSE students, by KPMG, a professional services firm ' revealed that two thirds (66%) put earning a good salary as their top post-school priority, while just over three tenths (35%) said they wanted to go into a career helping others. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-GCSE-Students-Want-Good-Salary-Over-Career-Helping-Others-01294 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-GCSE-Students-Want-Good-Salary-Over-Career-Helping-Others-01294 Higher Education Statistics Authority Figures Show Rise in Postgraduate Students Taking Foreign Courses Figures from research provided by the Higher Education Statistics Authority suggest that British students are increasingly engaging in a different form of 'gap year' following the end of their time at university. Following their undergraduate studies, many UK students are looking to continue their studies - but are looking to do so at foreign universities, often in the European Union or the European Free Trade Area where education for EU nationals is heavily subsidised. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Higher-Education-Statistics-Authority-Figures-Show-Rise-in-Postgraduate-Students-Taking-Foreign-Courses-01293 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Higher-Education-Statistics-Authority-Figures-Show-Rise-in-Postgraduate-Students-Taking-Foreign-Courses-01293 Research Shows UAE Construction projects value to exceed $30bn in 2013 KFH Research's latest publication reveals that contracts in the UAE may exceed 30 billion USD; it is also scheduled that the UAE is set to replace some 12,500 houses that were built before the year 1990, at an estimated cost of 2.7 billion USD. Analysts' forecasts show that as a result the construction sector in Dubai may grow by up to 4.8% in 2013 ' with an average annual growth of 5.1% between 2013 and 2016. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Shows-UAE-Construction-projects-value-to-exceed-30bn-in-2013-01292 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Shows-UAE-Construction-projects-value-to-exceed-30bn-in-2013-01292 Survey Shows Diners Willing to Pay More for Sustainable Meals A recent survey by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) found that more than half of respondents would be willing to pay more for their meal if they knew that the restaurant was investing in reducing its environmental impact. In addition, over two fifths (43%) would pay up to ten percent extra. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Diners-Willing-to-Pay-More-for-Sustainable-Meals-01291 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Diners-Willing-to-Pay-More-for-Sustainable-Meals-01291 US Survey Discovers Parents Like Dining Out With Kids A recent market research survey undertaken by Restaurant.com revealed that parents enjoy dining out with their kids and cite many benefits to the experience, with quality family time and education topping the list. Results show that three fifths (59%) of parents dine out with their children at least once a week, while seven out of ten (70%) say that going out to eat with their kids is a great way to spend time with the family. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-Survey-Discovers-Parents-Like-Dining-Out-With-Kids-01289 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-Survey-Discovers-Parents-Like-Dining-Out-With-Kids-01289 Survey of Eating Habits in the United Kingdom Gut Week, an annual survey ' now in its fifteenth year, recently looked into the eating habits of 2,000 adults across the UK. Findings show a quarter (24%) don't eat three equal sized meals per day, a tenth (10%) snack three times a day, while nearly eight tenths (78%) have a snack after dinner at least once a week. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-of-Eating-Habits-in-the-United-Kingdom-01290 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-of-Eating-Habits-in-the-United-Kingdom-01290 Annual Survey Shows Utility CEOs Starting to Partner with Customers and Engage with Employees The sixteenth annual CEO survey (2013), reports that more than nine in ten power and utility CEOs say customers are influencing their business strategy. Over eight in ten (84%) - plan to strengthen their engagement programmes with these key stakeholders. This will become especially important with big infrastructure projects that need direct customer involvement, such as smart metering programmes. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Annual-Survey-Shows-Utility-CEOs-Starting-to-Partner-with-Customers-and-Engage-with-Employees-01288 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Annual-Survey-Shows-Utility-CEOs-Starting-to-Partner-with-Customers-and-Engage-with-Employees-01288 Market Research Poll Shows High Number of Students Find Clearing Stressful The latest market research poll published by Which? consumer group, found that almost half (48%) of students find the clearing process stressful. Of students, one in six (15%) who find a place via clearing are likely to regret their choice of course, as opposed to less than a tenth (9%) of other students. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Poll-Shows-High-Number-of-Students-Find-Clearing-Stressful-01287 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Poll-Shows-High-Number-of-Students-Find-Clearing-Stressful-01287 Market Research Survey Reveals Patients Fear Long Term Care A recent survey produced by UK firm KPMG, found that throughout the UK just over a tenth (12%) of individuals are 'very confident' the NHS will be able to provide long-term care, and that it will only be secure if health and social care is paid for through a combination of state and family funding. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Reveals-Patients-Fear-Long-Term-Care-01286 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Reveals-Patients-Fear-Long-Term-Care-01286 A-Level Results Show Fall In Top Grades For Second Consecutive Year After years of annual increases, the proportion of students achieving the top A-Level grades has fallen for a second consecutive year. In 2013, a little over a quarter (26.3%) of exam entries were awarded A or A* grades. In 2012 the figure was 26.6%, whilst in 2011 the figure was 27%. Despite the fall in top-end achievement, the overall pass rate has risen once again, as it has done for the past three decades. The overall pass rate now stands at 98.1% of entries. Prior to 1982, the pass rate was set at 70% of all those taking the exam. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-Level-Results-Show-Fall-In-Top-Grades-For-Second-Consecutive-Year-01285 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-Level-Results-Show-Fall-In-Top-Grades-For-Second-Consecutive-Year-01285 US Market Research Survey Reveals Womens Top Financial Priority is Saving for Retirement The Credit Union National Association (CUNA), recently published findings showing that saving for retirement is a woman's number one priority and is currently ahead of buying a home, paying off debt, or going on vacation. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-Market-Research-Survey-Reveals-Womens-Top-Financial-Priority-is-Saving-for-Retirement-01282 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-Market-Research-Survey-Reveals-Womens-Top-Financial-Priority-is-Saving-for-Retirement-01282 Market Research Survey Shows Consumers Misunderstand Peer-to-Peer Lending A recent survey undertaken by UK peer-to-peer lender Assetz Capital, has revealed that over half (53%) of consumers do not know what peer-to-peer lending is, identifying it as 'a loan to a friend or associate.' Only a quarter (28%) of respondents correctly identified that peer-to-peer lending is actually a non-bank loan to a business or entrepreneur. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Shows-Consumers-Misunderstand-Peer-to-Peer-Lending-01283 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Shows-Consumers-Misunderstand-Peer-to-Peer-Lending-01283 Market Research Survey Shows Financial Constraints Force Many People to Decline Wedding Invites The survey, conducted by American Consumer Credit Counselling, found that over two fifths (43%) of respondents have declined a wedding invite due to financial reasons. Additionally the survey showed that people between the ages of 35 and 54 were the most likely to decline an invitation. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Shows-Financial-Constraints-Force-Many-People-to-Decline-Wedding-Invites-01284 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Shows-Financial-Constraints-Force-Many-People-to-Decline-Wedding-Invites-01284 Market Research Survey Shows Global Consumers Increasingly Willing to Pay Extra for Socially-Responsible Goods Nielsen, a global insights firm, recently published market research findings which show - half (50%) of global consumers are willing to pay more for goods and services from companies that have implemented programmes to give back to society, up from under half (45%) in 2011. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Shows-Global-Consumers-Increasingly-Willing-to-Pay-Extra-for-Socially-Responsible-Goods-01281 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Shows-Global-Consumers-Increasingly-Willing-to-Pay-Extra-for-Socially-Responsible-Goods-01281 Market Research Shows West Midlands Construction Sector Turning a Corner The latest market research survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), found that three fifths (62%) of surveyors in the West Midlands anticipate activity to rise over the next four months. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-West-Midlands-Construction-Sector-Turning-a-Corner-01280 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-West-Midlands-Construction-Sector-Turning-a-Corner-01280 Market Research Shows Cancer Patients Denied Care and Dignity by NHS A recent market research survey undertaken by YouGov, for Macmillan Cancer Support, found that of 170,000 cancer victims admitted to hospitals in England each year, around a tenth (11%) said their files were lost by a doctor or nurse. Additionally, one in ten patients staying overnight said he or she was examined within an open ward or with the curtain partly open. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Cancer-Patients-Denied-Care-and-Dignity-by-NHS-01279 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Cancer-Patients-Denied-Care-and-Dignity-by-NHS-01279 Survey Reveals Local Government Leaders Views on Savings Targets A survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, which asked the views of Chief Executives and Leaders of local authorities, has revealed some interesting findings. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Local-Government-Leaders-Views-on-Savings-Targets-01278 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Local-Government-Leaders-Views-on-Savings-Targets-01278 Market Research Reveals Levels of Discrimination Against Mothers in The Workplace New market research findings published by the legal firm Slater and Gordon have suggested that more than one in four mothers in the UK workplace feel that they are discriminated against in the workplace. Of the 1,975 women who responded to the survey, around a third stated that they found it impossible to climb the career ladder and more than half (54%) felt that their employer could do more to support working mothers. Despite these feelings, more than a third (35%) felt that they worked harder since having their children. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Levels-of-Discrimination-Against-Mothers-in-The-Workplace-01277 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Levels-of-Discrimination-Against-Mothers-in-The-Workplace-01277 New Education Sector Market Research Suggests Students Wary of Costs of Postgraduate Study A survey of more than 1,100 UK students has found that two thirds do not believe that continuing with further study is worth the cost. Only a little over a third (35%) of respondents in their second or third years at university, said that they agreed that getting a postgraduate degree would give them good value for money. One respondent described studying at postgraduate level as an 'unaffordable luxury'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Education-Sector-Market-Research-Suggests-Students-Wary-of-Costs-of-Postgraduate-Study-01276 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Education-Sector-Market-Research-Suggests-Students-Wary-of-Costs-of-Postgraduate-Study-01276 New Research Shows Challenges and Opportunities for Global SMP Accounting Industry Recent research carried out by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), which looked in to the opinions of 3,678 small- and medium-sized accounting practices (SMPs), has discovered that almost three quarters of them (73%) are already offering, or are already planning to offer, sustainability services to their clients. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Research-Shows-Challenges-and-Opportunities-for-Global-SMP-Accounting-Industry-01275 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Research-Shows-Challenges-and-Opportunities-for-Global-SMP-Accounting-Industry-01275 Market Research Shows UK Service Sector Expanding At Fastest Pace for Six Years The results of the most recently published Services Purchasing Managers' Index, provided by Markit/CPS, suggest that the UK services sector is growing at the fastest rate since December 2006. The PMI rose from 56.9 in June to 60.2 in July, outpacing economists' predictions. A PMI figure of above 50 indicates that the industry is growing. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-UK-Service-Sector-Expanding-At-Fastest-Pace-for-Six-Years-01274 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-UK-Service-Sector-Expanding-At-Fastest-Pace-for-Six-Years-01274 New Market Research Shows Number of Zero-Hours Workers Above Previous Estimates A survey of businesses by the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) has suggested that between three and four percent of the UK workforce may be on zero-hours contracts ' which give no guarantee of work and thus no guarantee of income. The survey, which looked in to 1000 employers, came out with an estimate which is four times the official government line. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Market-Research-Shows-Number-of-Zero-Hours-Workers-Above-Previous-Estimates-01273 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Market-Research-Shows-Number-of-Zero-Hours-Workers-Above-Previous-Estimates-01273 More pupils taking GCSEs earlier, says Market Research For Education Regulator Ofqual Recent figures released by BBC Watchdog reveal that there were more pupils taking GCSE's earlier than the usual 16-year-old age group. In GCSE maths, the number of younger students rose five percentage points last year to just over a fifth (23%), whilst GCSE English saw an increase of three percentage points to a tenth (11%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-pupils-taking-GCSEs-earlier-says-Market-Research-For-Education-Regulator-Ofqual-01272 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-pupils-taking-GCSEs-earlier-says-Market-Research-For-Education-Regulator-Ofqual-01272 Poll Shows Consumers Detest Pop-Up Ads on Mobile Devices An online survey conducted by digital advertising company Vibrant Media on consumer attitudes to digital communication methods has shown that as many as eight out of 10 people who took part in the study (79%) are annoyed by ads which self-initiate on their handheld devices, while 45% feel 'very annoyed'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Shows-Consumers-Detest-Pop-Up-Ads-on-Mobile-Devices-01271 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Shows-Consumers-Detest-Pop-Up-Ads-on-Mobile-Devices-01271 Survey Finds UK Firms Positive about Economy but Sceptical about Government Central Government Market Research has discovered that according to many leaders of FTSE 100 firms, the UK's political class is cumbersome and is hindering progress when it comes to the nation's businesses. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-UK-Firms-Positive-about-Economy-but-Sceptical-about-Government-01270 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-UK-Firms-Positive-about-Economy-but-Sceptical-about-Government-01270 Engineers Take Charge of Up-Skilling for Career Development Kelly Services recently released the 2013 'Kelly Global Workforce Index' (KGWI). The annual survey, which reveals opinions about work and the workplace, uncovers a new wave of empowered employees who understand the importance of investing in skills. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineers-Take-Charge-of-Up-Skilling-for-Career-Development-01269 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineers-Take-Charge-of-Up-Skilling-for-Career-Development-01269 Market Research Survey Indicates Engineering Workers Confidence Reaches Pre-Recession Highs The Randstad Engineering Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among US engineers has risen above six tenths (61.9%), for the first time since 2008. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Indicates-Engineering-Workers-Confidence-Reaches-Pre-Recession-Highs-01268 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Indicates-Engineering-Workers-Confidence-Reaches-Pre-Recession-Highs-01268 Market Research Study Shows Utilities Not Seizing Smart Grid Data Potential Oracle, a leading American multinational computer company, recently released the latest version of 'Utilities and Big Data: Accelerating the Drive to Value'. The study, which surveyed 151 North America senior-level utility executives, shows that four fifths (83%) are unprepared to manage the big data influx. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Study-Shows-Utilities-Not-Seizing-Smart-Grid-Data-Potential-01267 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Study-Shows-Utilities-Not-Seizing-Smart-Grid-Data-Potential-01267 Market Research Study Shows Less than Half of Manufacturers Conduct Energy Audits Plant Engineering recently released a study showing although energy is the largest cost for many manufactures, fewer than half (47%) are choosing to conduct an annual energy audit. While just over a quarter of respondents perform an energy audit annually, only a twentieth (5%) conducted an audit twice a year, and a tenth (9%) quarterly. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Study-Shows-Less-than-Half-of-Manufacturers-Conduct-Energy-Audits-01266 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Study-Shows-Less-than-Half-of-Manufacturers-Conduct-Energy-Audits-01266 Market Research Survey of Primary School Parents Shows A Quarter Pay For Holiday Tutoring http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-of-Primary-School-Parents-Shows-A-Quarter-Pay-For-Holiday-Tutoring-01265 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-of-Primary-School-Parents-Shows-A-Quarter-Pay-For-Holiday-Tutoring-01265 Market Research: Seven Tenths of People Helping Pay for US College Worried about Financial Burden GfK North America recently conducted a US nationwide survey for MainStreet, a leading digital financial media company. Research findings show that one in three adults is currently helping or planning to help pay for a child's higher education, and that seven tenths (71%) are worried about how they will cover the costs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Seven-Tenths-of-People-Helping-Pay-for-US-College-Worried-about-Financial-Burden-01264 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Seven-Tenths-of-People-Helping-Pay-for-US-College-Worried-about-Financial-Burden-01264 Survey Reveals the UK as Top Shopping Destination in Europe The latest retail market research by YouGov has seen Britain crowned in top position as the best place in Europe to visit when it comes to shopping opportunities. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-the-UK-as-Top-Shopping-Destination-in-Europe-01263 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-the-UK-as-Top-Shopping-Destination-in-Europe-01263 Market Research Shows Increased Testicular Cancer Survival Rates in the UK Charity, Cancer Research UK, recently released findings which show that the ten year survival rates have increased by almost a third (30%) in the past forty years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Increased-Testicular-Cancer-Survival-Rates-in-the-UK-01262 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Increased-Testicular-Cancer-Survival-Rates-in-the-UK-01262 US Market Research Survey Finds Health Care Costs Top CFOs Worries Bank of America Merrill Lynch, an investment banking and wealth management division of the Bank of America, recently released survey findings that show seven in ten CFOs (chief financial officers) and other top financial executives ranked health care expenses among their top business concerns for 2013. Additionally, last year's survey shows that just half (51%) of CFOs considered health care as a top priority. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-Market-Research-Survey-Finds-Health-Care-Costs-Top-CFOs-Worries-01261 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-Market-Research-Survey-Finds-Health-Care-Costs-Top-CFOs-Worries-01261 Poll Highlights Growing Public Mistrust about the EU Public Consultation Market Research, which questioned 32,694 European Union citizens, has discovered that the majority of people do not trust the EU as an institution. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Highlights-Growing-Public-Mistrust-about-the-EU-01260 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Highlights-Growing-Public-Mistrust-about-the-EU-01260 Market Research Shows Retail Searches on Tablets Up 132% in Q2 The British Retail Consortium and Google (BRC-Google) released the latest online retail monitor data, showing consumers are changing how they shop online. Findings confirm that search volumes on tablet devices outpaced those on any other device, increasing 132% compared with the growth on smartphone devices of two thirds (66%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Retail-Searches-on-Tablets-Up-132-in-Q2-01259 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Retail-Searches-on-Tablets-Up-132-in-Q2-01259 Report Suggests Aerospace Plastics Market Set to Grow To 2018 New research from US based market intelligence firm, Transparency Market Research, suggests that the global aerospace plastics market is set to reach 10.5 billion US dollars by 2018, up from the 6.2 billion in 2011. This level of growth will provide a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 7.9% between 2012 and 2018. In terms of volume, aerospace plastic consumption is expected to reach 87.8 kilo-tons in 2018, compared with 40.5 kilo-tons back in 2011, providing a CAGR of 11.7%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-Suggests-Aerospace-Plastics-Market-Set-to-Grow-To-2018-01258 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-Suggests-Aerospace-Plastics-Market-Set-to-Grow-To-2018-01258 New Market Research Findings Show Petrochemicals Industry Set to Grow to USD 791 billion by 2018 New research from Transparency Market Research suggests that the global petrochemicals market is set to be valued at more than 791 billion US dollars by 2018. The same market was valued at 472.06 billion in 2011, giving a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 6.7% between 2012 and 2018. This growth in revenue will be fuelled by an increase in consumption ' up from 436.86 million tons in 2011 to 627.51 million tons in 2018, representing a CAGR of 5.4%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Market-Research-Findings-Show-Petrochemicals-Industry-Set-to-Grow-to-USD-791-billion-by-2018-01257 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Market-Research-Findings-Show-Petrochemicals-Industry-Set-to-Grow-to-USD-791-billion-by-2018-01257 Study Finds Toxic Chemicals in Toys Used by Pre-Schoolers The Centre for Public Health and Environment Development (CEPHED), based in Nepal, recently released findings that toys can contain deadly chemicals such as lead, mercury, chromium and bromine. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Finds-Toxic-Chemicals-in-Toys-Used-by-Pre-Schoolers-01256 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Finds-Toxic-Chemicals-in-Toys-Used-by-Pre-Schoolers-01256 Survey Highlights Major Advantages of Flexible Working The latest professional services market research published by Vodafone and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) has shown that allowing flexible working benefits UK businesses significantly. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Highlights-Major-Advantages-of-Flexible-Working-01255 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Highlights-Major-Advantages-of-Flexible-Working-01255 US Market Research Survey Shows Increase in Students Using Digital Devices CourseSmart, a leading Educational Services Platform, has recently released the latest version of the Education and Technology survey. The survey, which was fielded by Wakefield Research, an independent research consultancy, surveyed more than 500 currently enrolled US college students. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-Market-Research-Survey-Shows-Increase-in-Students-Using-Digital-Devices-01254 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-Market-Research-Survey-Shows-Increase-in-Students-Using-Digital-Devices-01254 Market Research Survey Questions Green Investment Bank on Power to Deliver Lower Carbon Targets A recent survey, conducted by Invest in Cornwall, shows that three fifths (61%) of respondents believe that the three billion invested in the Green Investment Bank (GIB) is not sufficient to accelerate the UK's plans to become a low-carbon economy within the next five years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Questions-Green-Investment-Banks-Power-to-Deliver-on-Low-Carbon-Targets-01253 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Questions-Green-Investment-Banks-Power-to-Deliver-on-Low-Carbon-Targets-01253 Survey Sees Rise of Demand for Mobile Data Use over Traditional Voice Calls The latest The latest Telecoms market research by price comparison website uSwitch has revealed that when it comes to shopping around for a new mobile contract, data allowance size has now replaced traditional voice minutes as top priority amongst Britons. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Sees-Rise-of-Demand-for-Mobile-Data-Use-over-Traditional-Voice-Calls-01252 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Sees-Rise-of-Demand-for-Mobile-Data-Use-over-Traditional-Voice-Calls-01252 Market Research Finds Housings Starts to Fall by a Tenth in June (US Market) According to a report released by the Commerce Department, housing starts in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased a tenth (9.9%) in June, resulting in the lowest start rate for ten months. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Housings-Starts-to-Fall-by-a-Tenth-in-June-US-Market-01251 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Housings-Starts-to-Fall-by-a-Tenth-in-June-US-Market-01251 Market Research Shows Almost Half of Retailers Would Consider Leaving the High Street A recent survey by Cybertill, retail software specialists, shows that almost half (47%) of retailers would consider leaving the high street. This survey follows a report by the Centre for Retail Research that warned that a fifth (20%) of shops could close within five years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Almost-Half-of-Retailers-Would-Consider-Leaving-the-High-Street-01250 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Almost-Half-of-Retailers-Would-Consider-Leaving-the-High-Street-01250 Charity Pulse Survey Reveals Improvement in Job Satisfaction In a recent Charity Pulse survey undertaken by Third Sector and Birdsong Charity Consulting, figures show that among fundraisers job satisfaction has risen a tenth (10%) in the last year, now totalling three fifths (65%) of employees who are satisfied with their job. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Charity-Pulse-Survey-Reveals-Improvement-in-Job-Satisfaction-01249 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Charity-Pulse-Survey-Reveals-Improvement-in-Job-Satisfaction-01249 Market Research Shows Shard Protest Reached Over Half Of British Public A recent YouGov survey which followed the protest of six activists from Greenpeace, shows that the stunt of climbing the Shard (Western Europe's tallest building) attracted the attention of over half (53%) of the British population. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Shard-Protest-Reached-Over-Half-Of-British-Public-01248 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Shard-Protest-Reached-Over-Half-Of-British-Public-01248 Survey Shows Charities Should be Making Better Use of Social Media In a recent YouGov survey findings show that over a tenth (13%) of people bought something after seeing it on social media, up from just over 1 in 20 (6%) in 2012. It was heard at the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) national convention that Charities aren't making the most of social media to generate cash and digital technology should be integral to fundraising. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Charities-Should-be-Making-Better-Use-of-Social-Media-01247 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Charities-Should-be-Making-Better-Use-of-Social-Media-01247 Survey Finds Spending Reduction across Care Continuum Provista, a leading supply chain improvement company, recently announced the results of a nationwide US survey of 359 administrators, directors and office managers in Ambulatory Surgical Centres (ASC), cancer centres, home health agencies and physician practices about the issues impacting purchasing in their organisations over the next year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Spending-Reduction-across-Care-Continuum-01246 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Spending-Reduction-across-Care-Continuum-01246 Survey Reveals the Car Accessories that Britons Find Tasteless Market research by retailer CarShop.co.uk has uncovered the UK's top ten car accessories that people hate most. The study was conducted to help vehicle buyers and sellers better understand how accessories can impact the value of a car. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-the-Car-Accessories-that-Britons-Find-Tasteless-01245 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-the-Car-Accessories-that-Britons-Find-Tasteless-01245 UNESCO Study Shows Affects of Global Conflict on Education A study launched by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's (UNESCO) shows that globally the number of children out of school has fallen from 60 million in 2008 to 57 million in 2011. However, the study does shows that children who live in conflict affected countries now make up half (50%) of children who are denied an education, up from around two fifths (42%) in 2008. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UNESCO-Study-Shows-Affects-of-Global-Conflict-on-Education-01244 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UNESCO-Study-Shows-Affects-of-Global-Conflict-on-Education-01244 Survey Highlights Risk of Younger Britons Taking Out Payday Loans According to recent finance market research by insolvency trade body R3, which questioned over 2,000 Britons, the popularity of payday loans has dropped in the last six months. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Highlights-Risk-of-Younger-Britons-Taking-Out-Payday-Loans-01243 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Highlights-Risk-of-Younger-Britons-Taking-Out-Payday-Loans-01243 Survey Shows Nine in Ten Healthcare Staff Feel They Make a Difference A survey conducted by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) released figures showing that nine in ten (90%) of Health and Social Care (HSC) workers believe they make a difference to patients. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Nine-in-Ten-Staff-Feel-They-Make-a-Difference-01242 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Nine-in-Ten-Staff-Feel-They-Make-a-Difference-01242 Research Finds Canadian Shoppers Unwilling to Pay Retail Price RetailMeNot, a Canadian digital coupon site, collaborated with Angus Reid Forum to conduct a market research study. The report highlights the public's shopping habits, attitudes and behaviours on retail spending. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Finds-Canadian-Shoppers-Unwilling-to-Pay-Retail-Price-01241 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Finds-Canadian-Shoppers-Unwilling-to-Pay-Retail-Price-01241 Global Market Research Survey Finds Worldwide Corruption Increasing Market research by Transparency International has found that around the world, more than one in two people feel that corruption is becoming more of an issue. The Global Corruption Barometer, which asked the views of 114,000 people across 107 countries, reported that more than a quarter (27%) of respondents had paid a bribe to access public institutions and or services in the last twelve months and this rate rockets in some countries to over 4 in 5. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-Market-Research-Survey-Finds-Worldwide-Corruption-Increasing-01238 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-Market-Research-Survey-Finds-Worldwide-Corruption-Increasing-01238 Global Construction Report Predicts Huge Growth This week saw the publication of 'Global Construction 2025' put together by research firms Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics. The report predicts that the construction sector is to grow by over two thirds (70%) in the years leading up to 2025, meaning that the average growth per year will be around 4.3%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-Construction-Report-Predicts-Huge-Growth-01240 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-Construction-Report-Predicts-Huge-Growth-01240 Survey Suggests NHS To Face Nurse Shortage by 2016 Recent research in the health sector from CfWI shows that the NHS is likely to have 47,545 fewer nurses than it needs by 2016. These findings come shortly after fresh concerns that the health service is failing to provide more care into the community and is resulting in unsustainable demand on accident and emergency departments. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-NHS-To-Face-Nurse-Shortage-by-2016-01239 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-NHS-To-Face-Nurse-Shortage-by-2016-01239 Market Research Reveals Oxbridge Universities Outperformed in Terms of Graduate Employment A Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa) survey reveals that Oxford and Cambridge were out performed when it came to securing jobs or places on postgrad courses last year by students from Robert Gordon, Glasgow Caledonian and Derby Universities. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Oxbridge-Universities-Outperformed-in-Terms-of-Graduate-Employment-01237 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Oxbridge-Universities-Outperformed-in-Terms-of-Graduate-Employment-01237 Victory at Wimbledon May Boost Global Appeal of Andy Murray On Sunday July 7th Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic to become the first British tennis player since Fred Perry to be crowned Wimbledon Champion. The victory at SW19 gives Murray his third major title, following a win in the US and Olympic Gold. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Victory-at-Wimbledon-May-Boost-Global-Appeal-of-Andy-Murray-01236 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Victory-at-Wimbledon-May-Boost-Global-Appeal-of-Andy-Murray-01236 Survey Finds Britons More Tempted to Drink Drive in Summer Automotive market research by the AA and Populus relating to public opinion about drink driving has uncovered some interesting findings. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Britons-More-Tempted-to-Drink-Drive-in-Summer-01235 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Britons-More-Tempted-to-Drink-Drive-in-Summer-01235 Market Research Reveals Six Companies Dominate British Electricity Research shows that Centrica (British Gas), E.ON, SSE, npower, EDF Energy and ScottishPower currently generate four fifths (80%) of Britain's electricity and supply around nine tenths (95%) of it to their customers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Six-Companies-Dominate-British-Electricity-01234 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Six-Companies-Dominate-British-Electricity-01234 Survey Highlights Consumer Annoyance over Businesses Making Data Blunders A survey of over 1,000 Britons has revealed that one in two consumers are "annoyed" by data errors that service companies make, with irrelevant information and misspelt names topping the list of mistakes that make people see red. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Highlights-Consumer-Annoyance-over-Businesses-Making-Data-Blunders-01233 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Highlights-Consumer-Annoyance-over-Businesses-Making-Data-Blunders-01233 Market Research Discovers Londoners' Trust in the Metropolitan Police Damaged A BBC London survey shows that two in five Londoners are less likely to trust the Metropolitan Police (The Met) following claims that undercover officers spied on the family of Stephen Lawrence ' who was murdered in a racist attack in 1993. In the ComRes telephone poll of 1,000 Londoners, a quarter believed The Met to be institutionally racist, including over a third (38%) of black and minority ethnic respondents. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Discovers-Londoners-Trust-in-the-Metropolitan-Police-Damaged-01232 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Discovers-Londoners-Trust-in-the-Metropolitan-Police-Damaged-01232 Survey Finds UK Landlords Optimistic about On-going Rental Demand Housing market research commissioned by Paragon Mortgages has revealed that UK landlords continue to be optimistic - demand for private rented property has remained high during the second quarter of this year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-UK-Landlords-Optimistic-about-On-going-Rental-Demand-01231 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-UK-Landlords-Optimistic-about-On-going-Rental-Demand-01231 New Market Research Reveals Fastest UK Service Sector Growth for Two Years Activity in the UK's service industry, which amounts for three quarters (75%) of the economy, has soared by the greatest amount for more than two years. Data from Markit and the Charted Institute of Purchasing and Supply recorded growth in the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) of 54.9 to 56.9 between May and June of 2013. Any figure above the 50 mark indicates growth. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Market-Research-Reveals-Fastest-UK-Service-Sector-Growth-for-Two-Years-01230 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Market-Research-Reveals-Fastest-UK-Service-Sector-Growth-for-Two-Years-01230 Survey Finds NHS Hospitals Losing Half a Billion Pounds A Year Market research from the Foundation Trust Network shows many its of members are unhappy with the '30% margin rule', which limits how much money hospitals receive for emergency admissions. Once hospitals reach a set number of admissions they only get a third (30%) of the full cost of treating the patient - the idea being that the extra seven tenths (70%) can be invested into other services such as primary care, reducing inappropriate A&E referrals. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-NHS-Hospitals-Losing-500m-A-Year-01229 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-NHS-Hospitals-Losing-500m-A-Year-01229 Survey Finds Graduate Hiring at Highest Level Since 2008 The survey, conducted by High Fliers Research, looked at the 100 largest organisations recruiting graduates ' including Apple, Oxfam, Marks and Spence and MI5 ' has found a 4.6% increase in hiring, raising graduate recruitment levels to their highest since 2008. However, whilst there are more jobs for graduates the median starting salary at the UK's leading graduate employers in 2013 remains unchanged at £29,000, the same as it was between 2010 and 2011. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Graduate-Hiring-at-Highest-Level-Since-2008-01228 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Graduate-Hiring-at-Highest-Level-Since-2008-01228 Leisure Survey Uncovers Trend of Britons Working While on Holiday A survey by travel company Just The Flight has discovered that UK holidaymakers are increasingly taking their work away with them, particularly because of the rise of smartphones and other mobile devices. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Leisure-Survey-Finds-Trend-of-Britons-Working-While-on-Holiday-01227 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Leisure-Survey-Finds-Trend-of-Britons-Working-While-on-Holiday-01227 Market Research Finds Lack of Consumer Trust in Utilities A global survey carried out by Accenture, which interviewed 11,154 residential consumers in 21 countries, found that less than one quarter (24%) of consumers trust their utility company(s) to inform them of actions they can take to optimise energy consumption ' a fall of just under a tenth (9%) from 2012. This currently stands as the lowest level of trust since the program was launched four years ago. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Lack-of-Consumer-Trust-in-Utilities-01226 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Lack-of-Consumer-Trust-in-Utilities-01226 Research Discovers Looming Lack of Graduates For Engineering Profession A combination of recently published reports point to a looming lack of graduates for the engineering profession and other STEM industries. According to the Social Market Foundation, assuming that the number of STEM graduates entering other professions (i.e. non-STEM) stays the same, the economy will require a further 40,000 graduates a year in science, engineering, maths and technology based subjects in order to fill the number of roles required annually - an increase in annual STEM graduates of almost 50%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Discovers-Looming-Lack-of-Graduates-For-Engineering-Profession-01225 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Discovers-Looming-Lack-of-Graduates-For-Engineering-Profession-01225 Report Gives Broad Forecast of UK Flat Glass Industry Research published by IBISWorld predicts that the Flat Glass industry will return to consistent growth over the five years to 2018-19. In the last five years, to 2013-14, the sector has not done particularly well - with revenue projected to fall by around 5% to £316m in the current financial year. This is due in a large part to the fall off in demand from the automotive and construction sectors - key downstream industries for flat glass. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-Gives-Broad-Forecast-of-UK-Flat-Glass-Industry-01224 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-Gives-Broad-Forecast-of-UK-Flat-Glass-Industry-01224 Research Uncovers Public Perceptions of Museums In Society Research for the Museum Association recently looked in to public perceptions towards the purpose of museums of society. The methodology for this study involved six day-long workshops with 90 respondents. The workshops took place at the Museum of London, York Castle Museum, The Cardiff Story, Riverside Museum (Glasgow), The Beaney (Canterbury) and the Museum of East Anglian Life (Stowmarket). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Uncovers-Public-Perceptions-of-Museums-In-Society-01223 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Uncovers-Public-Perceptions-of-Museums-In-Society-01223 Market Research Reports Minnesota Employment Is On The Rise A recent survey undertaken by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), which looked at 237 scientific, engineering, accounting, computing and public relations companies in April and May, found that Minnesota jobs are up by 1.9% in the past twelve months alone. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reports-Minnesota-Employment-Is-On-The-Rise-01222 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reports-Minnesota-Employment-Is-On-The-Rise-01222 Market Research Shows Lack of Knowledge About Construction Sector Supply Chains A market research survey conducted for Achilles, who deal with supply chain management for clients including Costain, Balfour Beatty, Laing O'Rourke and Network Rail, has revealed that just over one in ten construction companies do not know who their suppliers' suppliers are. The survey considered the views of procurement managers, Directors and buyers within 131 large UK firms (over 250 employees). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Lack-of-Knowledge-About-Construction-Sector-Supply-Chains-01221 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Lack-of-Knowledge-About-Construction-Sector-Supply-Chains-01221 Retail Market Research Survey Uncovers Slipping Consumer Loyalty Squire Sanders, Kantar Retail and the Retail Trust have recently undertaken a market research survey interviewing consumers, retailers and suppliers about the state of the retail industry ' discovering issues that have killed off high street loyalty and how retailers should be fighting back. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-Market-Research-Survey-Uncovers-Slipping-Consumer-Loyalty-01220 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-Market-Research-Survey-Uncovers-Slipping-Consumer-Loyalty-01220 Market Research Survey Backs Call for More Legislation to Cut Adult Smoking Rates Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) said the Welsh government must take 'bold action' after survey figures are reviewed. Campaigners are now calling for more legislation in an attempt to cut the number of adult smokers in Wales as figures reveal just a 1% decline in six years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Backs-Call-for-More-Legislation-to-Cut-Adult-Smoking-Rates-01219 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Backs-Call-for-More-Legislation-to-Cut-Adult-Smoking-Rates-01219 Market Research Study Reveals Child Confusion Over Food The study, which questioned 27,500 pupils, undertaken by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) discovered that almost a third of UK primary pupils believe cheese is made from plants whilst a quarter think fish fingers come from chicken or pigs. The study continues with more astonishing figures, including the finding that nearly one in ten secondary pupils think that tomatoes grow underground and a third of five to eight year olds thinking that pasta and bread is made from meat. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Study-Reveals-Child-Confusion-Over-Food-01218 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Study-Reveals-Child-Confusion-Over-Food-01218 Market Research Finds Britons Pay More than EU Average for Food and Alcohol A quantitative survey from the Office of National Statistics, which measured the biggest household costs such as food and alcohol compared to 27 European countries, has sparked outrage by revealing that Britons are charged substantially higher prices than their counterparts. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Britons-Pay-More-than-EU-Average-for-Food-and-Alcohol-01217 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Britons-Pay-More-than-EU-Average-for-Food-and-Alcohol-01217 Market Research Finds Households Overcharged in Utilities Bills Last Year The study, undertaken by uSwitch, shows that seven in ten households were overcharged by around £200 in household bills last year, with one third being overcharged on multiple occasions. Findings suggest that companies responsible for essential bills such as utilities, telecoms and mortgages may have overcharged by as much as £6.7 billion in the last year alone. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Households-Overcharged-in-Utilities-Bills-Last-Year-01216 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Households-Overcharged-in-Utilities-Bills-Last-Year-01216 Survey Highlights Alarming Rise in Phishing Attacks The latest Information Technology market research by Kaspersky Lab has revealed that phishing attacks - the criminal act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication ' have seen a sharp spike. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Highlights-Alarming-Rise-in-Phishing-Attacks-01215 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Highlights-Alarming-Rise-in-Phishing-Attacks-01215 Shocking Levels of Britons Being Overcharged on Bills Revealed by Survey A survey by online comparison service uSwitch has discovered that more than two thirds of British consumers were overcharged on at least one bill last year, with a third being overcharged more than once. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Shocking-Levels-of-Britons-Being-Overcharged-on-Bills-Revealed-by-Survey-01214 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Shocking-Levels-of-Britons-Being-Overcharged-on-Bills-Revealed-by-Survey-01214 Market Research Survey Shows that UK Retail Sales Fall at Their Steepest Rate for Sixteen Months According to a survey undertaken by the CBI between the 24th April and 15th May 2013, UK retail sales fell at their fastest annual pace for 16 months. The business group said that whilst consumer spending within clothing and footwear has declined, grocery sales remained the same. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Shows-that-UK-Retail-Sales-Fall-at-Their-Steepest-Rate-for-Sixteen-Months-01213 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Shows-that-UK-Retail-Sales-Fall-at-Their-Steepest-Rate-for-Sixteen-Months-01213 Survey Indicates that Construction Sector Returns to Growth after Six Month Contraction According to research the Markit / CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers' Index rose from 49.4 in April to 50.8 in May. David Noble, CIPS Chief Executive said: http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Indicates-that-Construction-Sector-Returns-to-Growth-after-Six-Month-Contraction-01212 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Indicates-that-Construction-Sector-Returns-to-Growth-after-Six-Month-Contraction-01212 Transport Market Research Finds Commuters Annoyed Over London Train Delays A poll by Passenger Focus has demonstrated a drop in London commuter satisfaction levels due to late-running trains. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Transport-Market-Research-Finds-Commuters-Annoyed-Over-London-Train-Delays-01211 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Transport-Market-Research-Finds-Commuters-Annoyed-Over-London-Train-Delays-01211 Charities in Scottish Carer Support Plea Following Survey Findings Charities are urging GPs, health and social care staff and the Scottish government to ensure more support is given from day one, this follows a survey that suggests three quarters (75%) of carers are unprepared for the impact of being a carer. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Charities-in-Scottish-Carer-Support-Plea-Following-Survey-Findings-01209 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Charities-in-Scottish-Carer-Support-Plea-Following-Survey-Findings-01209 Market Research Finds University Offers Ignore Social Background Market research findings suggest that many UK universities do not consider candidates' backgrounds when offering places; it is the government who wants universities to broaden access into higher education which it is felt should include poorer students. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-University-Offers-Ignore-Social-Background-01210 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-University-Offers-Ignore-Social-Background-01210 Market Research Shows Efficient Internet Access is Crucial to Britons A survey carried out by networking products provider TP-LINK has demonstrated how important efficient Internet access is to the UK public. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Efficient-Internet-Access-is-Crucial-to-Britons-01208 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Efficient-Internet-Access-is-Crucial-to-Britons-01208 Market Research Shows Employers Calling For Graduates With Work Experience An education survey of 18,000 university leavers undertaken by The High Fliers has discovered that university graduates who have had internships are three times as likely to land jobs. Findings show that over one third of job applicants who have done an internship or other vacation work with a graduate employer had at least one job offer by March 2013 as opposed to just 11% of applicants with no career-related work experience. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Employers-Calling-For-Graduates-With-Work-Experience-01207 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Employers-Calling-For-Graduates-With-Work-Experience-01207 Survey Shows Benefits of Car Rental Trend A survey conducted on behalf of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), which questioned 3,700 car rental customers, has uncovered the advantages of this approach to motoring. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Benefits-of-Car-Rental-Trend-01206 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Benefits-of-Car-Rental-Trend-01206 Poll Highlights Consumer Confusion over Energy Efficiency Technologies Utility market research commissioned by Rexel Northern European Zone has shown that as many as nine in ten Britons believe that fuel poverty levels in the UK will continue to escalate if nothing is done to improve the adoption of energy efficiency. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Highlights-Consumer-Confusion-over-Energy-Efficiency-Technologies-01205 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Highlights-Consumer-Confusion-over-Energy-Efficiency-Technologies-01205 Opinion Survey Finds Rise in Consumer Satisfaction with Online Shopping Retail market research conducted on behalf of UPS has revealed that the majority of Britons now prefer to shop with their favourite retailer online due to increased satisfaction with the customer experience. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Opinion-Survey-Finds-Rise-in-Consumer-Satisfaction-with-Online-Shopping-01204 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Opinion-Survey-Finds-Rise-in-Consumer-Satisfaction-with-Online-Shopping-01204 Survey Sees Facebook Popularity Drop Plus Public Dislike of Social Media Marketing A new survey by YouGov indicates that Facebook's massive nine-year popularity is showing signs of waning ' UK users of the social networking platform have dropped 9% over the past year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Sees-Facebook-Popularity-Drop-Plus-Public-Dislike-of-Social-Media-Marketing-01203 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Sees-Facebook-Popularity-Drop-Plus-Public-Dislike-of-Social-Media-Marketing-01203 Survey Finds UK Entrepreneurs on the Rise Professional services market research by online freelancer platform PeoplePerHour, which questioned 400,000 self-employed workers, has discovered the top entrepreneurial regions in the UK. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-UK-Entrepreneurs-on-the-Rise-01202 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-UK-Entrepreneurs-on-the-Rise-01202 Survey Reveals Latest Trends in Corporate Travel Industry New business support market research by Amadeus has uncovered some key findings about what corporate globe trotters want from their travel management companies (TMCs). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Latest-Trends-in-Corporate-Travel-Industry-01201 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Latest-Trends-in-Corporate-Travel-Industry-01201 Senior Health Professionals Anxious About Future of NHS, Says Market Research A recent health care market research report completed by the NHS Confederation has found that almost two thirds (64%) of health bosses think NHS patients' experience will suffer as the service continues to try and make billions of pounds' worth of cuts following Whitehall directives. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Senior-Health-Professionals-Anxious-About-Future-of-NHS-Says-Market-Research-01200 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Senior-Health-Professionals-Anxious-About-Future-of-NHS-Says-Market-Research-01200 Market Research Finds Alcohol Related Hospital Admissions Rise To More Than One Million A Year According to figures released by the National Health Service (NHS), an estimated 1.22m admissions to hospital were at least partially the result of people drinking too much alcohol ' marking an increase of 51% over the last nine years. The number of admissions for which alcohol consumption was the main cause increased to more than 200,000 ' up 40% on 2002-3 and a rise of 1% on the previous year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Alcohol-Related-Hospital-Admissions-Rise-To-More-Than-One-Million-A-Year-01199 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Alcohol-Related-Hospital-Admissions-Rise-To-More-Than-One-Million-A-Year-01199 Employee Healthcare Costs Rising in EMEA, Finds Survey Research carried out by Mercer Marsh Benefits has suggested that the cost to companies of providing health-related benefits rose by 3.6% in 2012. The survey, which garnered views from over 500 companies across 16 EMEA states, found that pressures varied from country to country. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Employee-Healthcare-Costs-Rising-in-EMEA-Finds-Survey-01198 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Employee-Healthcare-Costs-Rising-in-EMEA-Finds-Survey-01198 Market Research Uncovers Shocking Ignorance about Food amongst Young Britons A new survey by the British Nutrition Foundation, which questioned over 27,500 children across the nation, has demonstrated an alarming lack of food knowledge and prevalence of unhealthy eating amongst the UK's young generation. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Uncovers-Shocking-Ignorance-about-Food-amongst-Young-Britons-01197 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Uncovers-Shocking-Ignorance-about-Food-amongst-Young-Britons-01197 Poll Finds Decline in UK Parents Saving for their Child to Attend University Financial market research by money saving website www.offeroftheday.co.uk has discovered that as many as three quarters of British parents do not have a savings fund in place to help their child through higher education. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Finds-Decline-in-UK-Parents-Saving-for-their-Child-to-Attend-University-01196 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Finds-Decline-in-UK-Parents-Saving-for-their-Child-to-Attend-University-01196 Survey Discovers UK Public Feels Vulnerable to Cybercrime According to recent Information Technology market research by global risk-based security and compliance management firm Tripwire, the majority of Britons have concerns about cyber attacks. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-UK-Public-Feels-Vulnerable-to-Cybercrime-01195 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-UK-Public-Feels-Vulnerable-to-Cybercrime-01195 Survey Shows Corporate Charity Activities are Important to Britons The latest charity market research, undertaken on behalf of financial services organisation Foresters, has revealed that the UK public expects businesses to donate to good causes. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Corporate-Charity-Activities-are-Important-to-Britons-01194 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Corporate-Charity-Activities-are-Important-to-Britons-01194 Automotive Market Research Reveals Top Rated Car Models and Manufacturers http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Automotive-Market-Research-Reveals-Top-Rated-Car-Models-and-Manufacturers-01193 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Automotive-Market-Research-Reveals-Top-Rated-Car-Models-and-Manufacturers-01193 Android and iOS Account For Majority of Smartphone Operating System Market Figures from recent telecoms market research by IDC suggest that Android has moved ahead as the leading operating system for smartphones in the first quarter of 2013 ' shipping as the OS for 162.1m smartphones, 75% of a global Q1 total of 216.2m units. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Android-and-iOS-Account-For-Majority-of-Smartphone-Operating-System-Market-01192 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Android-and-iOS-Account-For-Majority-of-Smartphone-Operating-System-Market-01192 New Research Suggests European Smartphone Users Face Price Disparities Compared to UK New research in to smartphone tariffs has suggested that, in markets without a 'maverick' competitor ' such as Germany and Spain - consumers pay an average smartphone tariff of 44 euros, compared to 22 euros a month in more competitive arenas such as France and the United Kingdom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Research-Suggest-European-Smartphone-Users-Face-Price-Disparities-Compared-to-UK-01191 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Research-Suggest-European-Smartphone-Users-Face-Price-Disparities-Compared-to-UK-01191 Mobile Phone Users Calling For "Sponsored" Bills, Says Market Research Telecoms market research carried out by Guavus, a big data analytics company, has suggested that there is a market for telecoms companies to offer reduced tariffs in return for consumers viewing mobile advertising. Recent figures from the Internet Advertisers Bureau suggest that mobile advertising in the UK has grown by almost 150%, with total digital spending on advertising tipping £5bn in 2012. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Mobile-Phone-Users-Calling-For-Sponsored-Bills-Says-Market-Research-01190 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Mobile-Phone-Users-Calling-For-Sponsored-Bills-Says-Market-Research-01190 Survey Discovers UK Brands Struggling to Retain Customer Loyalty http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-UK-Brands-Struggling-to-Retain-Customer-Loyalty-01189 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-UK-Brands-Struggling-to-Retain-Customer-Loyalty-01189 Survey Sees Majority of Britons Spending Their Summer Holiday Locally http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Sees-Majority-of-Britons-Spending-Their-Summer-Holiday-Locally-01188 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Sees-Majority-of-Britons-Spending-Their-Summer-Holiday-Locally-01188 Consumer Survey Reveals Highest and Lowest Rated High Street Brands http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumer-Survey-Reveals-Highest-and-Lowest-Rated-High-Street-Brands-01187 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumer-Survey-Reveals-Highest-and-Lowest-Rated-High-Street-Brands-01187 Survey Analysis Shows Pirate Downloaders Also Buy the Most Online Content http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Analysis-Shows-Pirate-Downloaders-Also-Buy-the-Most-Online-Content-01186 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Analysis-Shows-Pirate-Downloaders-Also-Buy-the-Most-Online-Content-01186 Electric Car Market Seems Unlikely To Accelerate, Suggests Research Recent news in the electric car industry has led some analysts to voice disbelief in Barack Obama's target of having one million electric cars on the US market by 2015. Coda Automotive, an electric car startup, recently filed for bankruptcy protection and is looking to reorganise, whilst Fisker Automotive has announced it will be making 75% of its workforce redundant - raising the possibility that it will be unable to make repayments on US government loans. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Electric-Car-Market-Seems-Unlikely-To-Accelerate-Suggests-Research-01185 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Electric-Car-Market-Seems-Unlikely-To-Accelerate-Suggests-Research-01185 Study Shows Western Europe's Main Dealer Count Declined in 2012 Research by ICDP (based in the UK) has suggested that the collapse in demand for cars in Western Europe has led to a fall in the number of main dealer sales networks in the region. However, the decline last year was relatively small, and there was growth in the number of sales in Russia and Turkey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Western-Europes-Main-Dealer-Count-Declined-in-2012-01184 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Western-Europes-Main-Dealer-Count-Declined-in-2012-01184 Research In To Classic Car Market Reveals Top Twenty Most Endangered British Cars New research released by HonestJohn.co.uk reveals the top 10 most endangered Biritsh cars. Of the 10 on the list, all have a survival rate of well below 1% - i.e. those now on the road as compared to the number of which were originally manufactured. The research was carried out through examination of DVLA records of classic cars registered between 1950 and 1995, and takes in to account the number of cars both legally on the road or having been registered as being off-road. The top ten are listed below - along with the number of them that were built, the number remaining, and the surviving percentage: http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-In-To-Classic-Car-Market-Reveals-Top-Twenty-Most-Endangered-British-Cars-01183 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-In-To-Classic-Car-Market-Reveals-Top-Twenty-Most-Endangered-British-Cars-01183 Education Sector Market Research Shows Private Tuition Booming in UK A survey by EdPLace, a provider of subscription based education resources for parents, suggests that UK parents now spend £6 billion per year on private tuition for their children. The results also showed that more than a quarter of famillies now use private tutors in some way in order to give their children additional support. The average cost per hour is around £22, meaning that the average annual spend is £2,758 per child. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Education-Sector-Market-Research-Shows-Private-Tuition-Booming-in-UK-01182 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Education-Sector-Market-Research-Shows-Private-Tuition-Booming-in-UK-01182 Market Research Shows UK Employees Prefer Flexible Working http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-UK-Employees-Prefer-Flexible-Working-01181 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-UK-Employees-Prefer-Flexible-Working-01181 Survey Uncovers UK Cities Which Have the Most Rewarding Bosses http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Uncovers-UK-Cities-Which-Have-the-Most-Rewarding-Bosses-01180 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Uncovers-UK-Cities-Which-Have-the-Most-Rewarding-Bosses-01180 Survey Highlights Health Benefits of Electronic Cigarettes over Traditional Tobacco http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Highlights-Health-Benefits-of-Electronic-Cigarettes-over-Traditional-Tobacco-01179 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Highlights-Health-Benefits-of-Electronic-Cigarettes-over-Traditional-Tobacco-01179 Market Research Reveals Britons Cutting Back on Building a Savings Buffer http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Britons-Cutting-Back-on-Building-a-Savings-Buffer-01178 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Britons-Cutting-Back-on-Building-a-Savings-Buffer-01178 Survey Reveals UK Public Often Ignorant about Services that Charities Offer http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-UK-Public-Often-Ignorant-about-Services-that-Charities-Offer-01177 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-UK-Public-Often-Ignorant-about-Services-that-Charities-Offer-01177 Holiday Survey Sees Britons As Enthusiastic As Ever about Travelling Abroad Market research conducted on behalf of Tesco Travel Money has discovered that despite the poor economy and a near triple-dip recession, Britons are as geared up as ever for overseas travel. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Holiday-Survey-Sees-Britons-As-Enthusiastic-As-Ever-about-Travelling-Abroad-01176 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Holiday-Survey-Sees-Britons-As-Enthusiastic-As-Ever-about-Travelling-Abroad-01176 Market Research Finds Charities Largely Unaware of Impact of Localism Agenda Market research carried out by the Foundation for Social Improvement demonstrates that many organisations have never heard of the Localism Act or have only heard of it in passing - feeling they do not know enough about the Act to give their views on it. The research received feedback from 442 charity staff over the course of several months from Novemeber 2012 to April 2013. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Charities-Largely-Unaware-of-Impact-of-Localism-Agenda-01175 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Charities-Largely-Unaware-of-Impact-of-Localism-Agenda-01175 Market Research Suggests Small Charities Lack Certain Expertise The UK Small Charity Sector Skills Survey 12/13 suggests that almost two-fifths (37%) of small charities cannot improve their services due to skills gaps among key staff. In addition, two thirds stated that they did not have any funds available to invest in training and development of these staff. The research was carried out for the Foundation for Social Improvement and garnered responses from 308 charities with an annual turnover of less than £1.5 million. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Suggests-Small-Charities-Lack-Certain-Expertise-01174 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Suggests-Small-Charities-Lack-Certain-Expertise-01174 Crop Protection Chemicals Market to Grow at More Than 3 percent CAGR The global market for Crop Protection Chemicals including herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, bio-pesticides and adjuvants is set to grow from 2,075.5 metric tons (in terms of active ingredient volume) in 2011 to 3,136.1 metric tons by 2018 - growing at CAGR 3,2% from 2013 to 2018 according to a new report listed on ReportsNReports. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Crop-Protection-Chemicals-Market-to-Grow-at-3-2-CAGR-by-2018-01172 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Crop-Protection-Chemicals-Market-to-Grow-at-3-2-CAGR-by-2018-01172 Poll Highlights Public Rejection of Government Handling UK Press Regulation http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Highlights-Public-Rejection-of-Government-Handling-UK-Press-Regulation-01173 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Highlights-Public-Rejection-of-Government-Handling-UK-Press-Regulation-01173 Market Research Finds UK Consumers Worried about Smart Meter Hacking http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-UK-Consumers-Worried-about-Smart-Meter-Hacking-01170 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-UK-Consumers-Worried-about-Smart-Meter-Hacking-01170 Survey Discovers Best and Worst UK Airports http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-Best-and-Worst-UK-Airports-01171 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-Best-and-Worst-UK-Airports-01171 Survey Finds Major Skill Gaps in Certain UK Business Sectors http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Major-Skill-Gaps-in-Certain-UK-Business-Sectors-01168 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Major-Skill-Gaps-in-Certain-UK-Business-Sectors-01168 Poll Sees UK Workers Increasingly Smartphone Gaming during Company Time http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Sees-UK-Workers-Increasingly-Smartphone-Gaming-during-Company-Time-01169 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Sees-UK-Workers-Increasingly-Smartphone-Gaming-during-Company-Time-01169 Security Survey Finds UK Businesses Experiencing Escalating Cyber Threats A survey commissioned by the Government has highlighted the increasing cyber threat to UK businesses ' as many as 87% of all SME's and 93% of companies with more than 250 staff reported experiencing at least one security breach in 2012. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Security-Survey-Finds-UK-Businesses-Experiencing-Escalating-Cyber-Threats-01165 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Security-Survey-Finds-UK-Businesses-Experiencing-Escalating-Cyber-Threats-01165 Travel Survey Sees the UK Enjoying Strong International Reputation A survey conducted byCNNquestioned 3,106 respondents from over 70 countries worldwide to discover the primary factors which influence people when deciding on leisure and business travel destinations. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Travel-Survey-Sees-the-UK-Enjoying-Strong-International-Reputation-01167 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Travel-Survey-Sees-the-UK-Enjoying-Strong-International-Reputation-01167 Research In To Apprenticeships Suggests Solution to Future Skills Shortages Following concerns over skills shortages forecast for the UK in coming 10-20 years, research carried out by learndirect and the Cranfield School of Management implies that apprenticeships are essential to help build a sustainable workforce and get more people into employment. The report, 'Nurturing Talent: Building the Workforce of the Future' indicates that 70% of UK firms surveyed have not taken measures to remedy the potential skills shortages in the labour market. However, encouragingly, the report highlighted that 21% of firms surveyed do employ apprentices - 32% of which say that the apprenticeship training schemes were effective in addressing shortages of technical skills. In addition, 7% of business leaders from companies employing apprentices, found it an easy task to find suitable young people for the roles. The report, to some extent, highlighted young people's lack of basic skills. Of the business leaders surveyed: http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-In-To-Apprenticeships-Suggests-Solution-to-Future-Skills-Shortages-01166 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-In-To-Apprenticeships-Suggests-Solution-to-Future-Skills-Shortages-01166 New Market Research In To Human Resources Points to "Culture of Fear" in UK Management New research carried out by Hillcroft House suggests that, increasingly, UK employees are working in a culture of fear. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Market-Research-In-To-Human-Resources-Points-to-Culture-of-Fear-in-UK-Management-01164 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Market-Research-In-To-Human-Resources-Points-to-Culture-of-Fear-in-UK-Management-01164 Market Research Uncovers UK Locations with Biggest Rates of Heart Disease http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Uncovers-UK-Locations-with-Biggest-Rates-of-Heart-Disease-01163 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Uncovers-UK-Locations-with-Biggest-Rates-of-Heart-Disease-01163 Survey Highlights Rise of Games Consoles in UK Households http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Highlights-Rise-of-Games-Consoles-in-UK-Households-01161 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Highlights-Rise-of-Games-Consoles-in-UK-Households-01161 Market Research Finds Londoners Struggling with Exorbitant Rent Hikes http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Londoners-Struggling-with-Exorbitant-Rent-Hikes-01162 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Londoners-Struggling-with-Exorbitant-Rent-Hikes-01162 Survey Reveals Dairy Farmers Uncertain about Future of the Industry DairyCo's Farmer Intentions Survey has found their industry in troubled waters ' milk producers have lost confidence over the past year, while nearly one in 10 dairy farmers are considering quitting the sector in the next two years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Dairy-Farmers-Uncertain-about-the-Future-of-the-Industry-01160 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Dairy-Farmers-Uncertain-about-the-Future-of-the-Industry-01160 NHS Survey Finds Room For Improvement in Level of Hospital Care Patients Receive http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/NHS-Survey-Finds-Room-For-Improvement-in-Level-of-Hospital-Care-Patients-Receive-01159 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/NHS-Survey-Finds-Room-For-Improvement-in-Level-of-Hospital-Care-Patients-Receive-01159 Poll Discovers Most Londoners In Favour of Making Tube Strikes Illegal http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Discovers-Most-Londoners-In-Favour-of-Making-Tube-Strikes-Illegal-01157 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Discovers-Most-Londoners-In-Favour-of-Making-Tube-Strikes-Illegal-01157 Survey Sees UK Consumers Increasingly Opting for Supermarket One-Stop-Shop A survey commissioned by Santander bank has revealed that Britons are increasingly happy to do all their shopping, including non-food items, at supermarkets. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Sees-UK-Consumers-Increasingly-Opting-for-Supermarket-One-Stop-Shop-01158 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Sees-UK-Consumers-Increasingly-Opting-for-Supermarket-One-Stop-Shop-01158 Market Research Finds Quarter of Britons Endure Problems with their Bank A new survey of 2,029 adults by consumer group Which? has revealed that as many as a quarter (25%) of UK customers has experienced problems with their bank in the past year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Quarter-of-Britons-Endure-Problems-with-their-Bank-01156 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Quarter-of-Britons-Endure-Problems-with-their-Bank-01156 Survey Finds Lack of Home Buying Knowledge Has Many Britons Owning a Lemon http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Lack-of-Home-Buying-Knowledge-Has-Many-Britons-Owning-a-Lemon-01155 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Lack-of-Home-Buying-Knowledge-Has-Many-Britons-Owning-a-Lemon-01155 Poll Uncovers Current Social Media Habits of Britons http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Uncovers-Current-Social-Media-Habits-of-Britons-01154 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Uncovers-Current-Social-Media-Habits-of-Britons-01154 Survey Finds Rising Number of Britons in Debt Due to Soaring Energy Prices A new survey covering 2,000 Britons by comparison website uSwitch has discovered that an escalating and alarming number of households find themselves in debt to their energy supplier, thanks to unprecedented energy costs and an outstandingly cold winter. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-High-Rising-Number-of-Britons-in-Debt-Due-to-Soaring-Energy-Prices-01153 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-High-Rising-Number-of-Britons-in-Debt-Due-to-Soaring-Energy-Prices-01153 Survey Shows UK Employers Happy to Pay More for Top Performing Workers http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-UK-Employers-Happy-to-Pay-More-for-Top-Performing-Workers-01152 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-UK-Employers-Happy-to-Pay-More-for-Top-Performing-Workers-01152 Market Research Uncovers Current Holiday Trends http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Uncovers-Current-Holiday-Trends-01150 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Uncovers-Current-Holiday-Trends-01150 Quantitative Survey Sees Britons Keen on Ordering Takeaways over Easter http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Quantitative-Survey-Sees-Britons-Keen-on-Ordering-Takeaways-over-Easter-01151 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Quantitative-Survey-Sees-Britons-Keen-on-Ordering-Takeaways-over-Easter-01151 Opinion Poll Finds Small Businesses Unimpressed by UK Political Parties http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Opinion-Poll-Finds-Small-Businesses-Unimpressed-by-UK-Political-Parties-01149 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Opinion-Poll-Finds-Small-Businesses-Unimpressed-by-UK-Political-Parties-01149 Survey Reveals Why Britons Fail to Make Lucrative Claim for PPI Mis-selling http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Why-Britons-Fail-to-Make-Lucrative-Claim-for-PPI-Mis-selling-01148 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Why-Britons-Fail-to-Make-Lucrative-Claim-for-PPI-Mis-selling-01148 Cyber Security Survey Shows UK Companies Struggling to Tackle Threats A survey by recruitment company Robert Half Technology which questioned 100 CIOs across the UK has discovered that the risks surrounding IT security breaches continue to be a cause for concern. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Cyber-Security-Survey-Shows-UK-Companies-Struggling-to-Tackle-Threats-01147 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Cyber-Security-Survey-Shows-UK-Companies-Struggling-to-Tackle-Threats-01147 Market Research Highlights Most Moaned About ISPs http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Highlights-Most-Moaned-About-ISPs-01145 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Highlights-Most-Moaned-About-ISPs-01145 Snack Survey Sees UK Children Eating Too Much Unhealthy Food http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Snack-Survey-Sees-UK-Children-Eating-Too-Much-Unhealthy-Food-01146 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Snack-Survey-Sees-UK-Children-Eating-Too-Much-Unhealthy-Food-01146 Happiness Index Survey Uncovers Best and Worst Places to Live in Britain http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Happiness-Index-Survey-Uncovers-Best-and-Worst-Places-to-Live-in-Britain-01144 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Happiness-Index-Survey-Uncovers-Best-and-Worst-Places-to-Live-in-Britain-01144 Poll Discovers Most Popular UK Family Day Trips this Easter A poll conducted by Ffrees Family Finance has uncovered the current top family-friendly destinations which Britons are keen on visiting this Easter holiday. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Discovers-Top-Ten-UK-Family-Day-Trips-this-Easter-01143 http://ww