The Rise and Rise of Digital Music
This Thought Piece explores how the music industry brought about this change, whether it spells an end to piracy and its impact on the physical retailer. Furthermore what, if any, lessons can other providers of digital content learn from the experience of the music sector?
Public trust and confidence in charities
A recent survey conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Charity Commission finds that although overall trust and confidence in charities remains in line with 2008, the proportion of people reporting high levels of trust and confidence in charities has increased from 36% to 41%.
Understanding Society - Summer 2010
The newsletter deals with key themes - public opinion on the role of government and the Big Society, how to deliver more for less through innovation, more involvemnet from charities and individual behaviour change, and how we engage the public in these difficult decisions.
United Breaks Guitars - The Rise of the Prosumer
The paper, entitled "United Break Guitars: The Rise of the Pro-Sumer", focused on drawing learnings from the consumer world into that of the pharmaceutical industry and in particular how the advent of Web 2.0 has provided consumers and patients (who in reality is the same person) with a much wider platform to collect and also disseminate information.
Citizen Engagement: Testing policy ideas for public service reform
This qualitative study carried out on behalf of the 2020 Public Services Trust at the RSA helps to shed light on what politicians should take into account in their conversations with voters about reforms to public services.