Public thinking about poverty is holding back effective policy in the United Kingdom. Poverty rates are on the rise in the United Kingdom, but most Brits assume that “real” poverty no longer exists in their country. This dampens support for change. A new report, “How to Talk about Poverty in the United Kingdom,” provides advocates with evidence-based recommendations to make a more powerful case for change. This report, and the framing research that underlies it, was supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
New research helps advocates understand how the British public thinks about poverty.