Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS)

Documenting the lives of ethnic and religious minorities in a time of crisis.

We will be sharing insights and data from EVENS from Spring 2023. Full survey results will be available in our book 'Racism and inquality in a time of crisis' and researchers will be able to access our dataset for their own research. 

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About the survey

This major new survey will help us understand the realities facing ethnic and religious minorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the first and largest of its kind in Britain and it has the potential to inspire change in society - not just during pandemic-era Britain, but beyond.

Ethnic and religious minorities are under-represented in other surveys in the UK. This means that when survey data are used as evidence for policy change, their voices and experiences are marginalised and, sometimes, misrepresented.

EVENS is different. We have designed an innovative approach to recruiting participants to make sure that we are including people from a wide range of religious and ethnic minority groups, from all across Britain. 

We have data on how the pandemic is affecting minority groups in England, Scotland and Wales, asking questions about education, employment and economic wellbeing, housing and your neighbourhood, social and political participation, health, ethnic and religious identity, and experiences of racism and discrimination.