Medical cannabis is to be available on prescription in the UK after being approved for use by the government. Populus research conducted earlier this year shows that the majority of MPs (61%) support the legalisation of cannabis for medical use only.
Populus analysis has found that 85% of FTSE 100 businesses explicitly refer to sustainability, corporate responsibility or similar issues on the front page of their corporate websites. Populus's Owen Thomas explores the growing importance, challenges and rewards of implementing a CSR strategy.
Populus research into the confectionery sector offers a case study of our award-winning implicit response testing methodology. Find out more about both the principles and their applications.
Populus's Gary Muncaster spoke at Utility Week Live in May 2018 on the key expectations customers have of their energy supplier in the context of an industry in which expectations are ever higher, and trust in the sector is low. This summary of some of our findings shows how providers can adapt to keep up with changing needs.
The majority of the UK public (65%) cite Brexit as this week's top most noticed news story - a record high for the topic in 2018. Populus looks back at the rise of public awareness of Brexit in 2018.
The Varkey Foundation commissioned Populus to carry out research for their Global Teacher Status Index 2018 across 35 countries. The research suggests that teacher status is rising globally.
Volteface and the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis commissioned Populus to find out more about public perceptions on cannabis. From the 1st November clinicians will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis here in the UK.
The public may say they are bored of Brexit but they are also paying more attention to it now than ever. This month Brexit became the most noticed news story for a record nine consecutive weeks — the longest period of sustained attention since the referendum.
Populus conducted research on behalf of Which? who published a full report on the consumer impacts of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Public interest and fears around Brexit appear to be rising.
New research from the Centre for Progressive Policy (CPP) and Populus shows that the public are unaware of the extent of the NHS cash shortfall and struggle with the idea that the extra funding promised would be insufficient given the increasing demand pressures on the NHS.
2018 appears to be the year that veganism went mainstream. Veganism is growing in popularity around the world. One in two shoppers now follow or show an interest in a plant-based diet. Populus research commissioned by IGD explores the reasons behind this shifting attitude towards veganism.
Not much business news cut through to people in September. However, perhaps the biggest and most concerning story went almost completely unnoticed. This week, the Bank of England’s suggested that UK households are continuing to ramp up credit card debt with liabilities growing by 9% per year.