BEIS Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker Review

Closed 18 Mar 2018

Opened 16 Feb 2018


The quarterly BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker provides a valuable source of evidence for the department in its development of energy policy. It originated in DECC in 2012, and to date there have been 24 waves of data collection.

However with the creation of BEIS, the department’s priorities are now broader and include other policy areas where data on public attitudes would benefit policy formation, so we are considering whether to extend the survey to cover this wider range.

The review covers:

  • the survey topic areas
  • the frequency of the survey
  • the sample size
  • its outputs.

To inform this review we would like to understand how the statistics are currently used and their value to users, as well as the impact of any proposed changes.

What happens next

We will review all of the consultation responses and use these to inform our final recommendations on any changes to the BEIS Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker. We will publish a summary of responses to the consultation, and our plans for the next steps in 2018.



  • General public


  • Research