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Equality and Human Rights Commission (2018), Developing a national barometer of prejudice and discrimination in Britain.

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Human rights or equality body


UK, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Main Thematic Focus


Target Population

Ethnic minorities Religious minorities

Key findings

The report measures prejudice and discrimination faced by groups with protected characteristics (age, disability, race, sex, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, and gender reassignment).

The report findings show, inter alia:
• 42% of people in Britain had experienced some form in prejudice in the last year;
• Experience of prejudice was higher in minority groups, for example 70% of Muslims surveyed had experienced religion-based prejudice;
• Around a third of British adults surveyed felt that efforts to provide equal opportunities to immigrants (37%) and Muslims (33%) had gone “too far”.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)



Sample details and representativeness

2,853 adults surveyed.

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