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British Hindu Report 2020/2021

Consent Form

Information & Consent

Welcome to the survey for the 2020/2021 British Hindu Report. We greatly appreciate your interest in participating.

Please see below for information on this survey, and details on how your data will be used. 

Once you are finished reading the information provided, please indicate your consent to be part of this research at the bottom of the page and you will proceed to the survey.

If you have any further questions on the purpose of this research or how your data will be used please contact:

You may also see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here:

General Information

The aim of this study is to understand the Hindu population in the UK in 2020. You will be asked questions on a range of areas, including:

Demographic information such as age, education, where you live and working status
The Hindu identity and religious beliefs
Experiences of living in the UK as a Hindu
Politics and political beliefs
Personal and familial health

We expect the survey to take around 10-15 minutes in total to complete.

Please note that you must be aged 16 or over to take part.

Why do we need this information?

With a population of approximately 800,000, the British Hindu Community make up 1.5 % of the total population of the United Kingdom. The amount of data that is available exclusively about the Hindu Community living in the United Kingdom is limited. This makes it challenging for Local and Central Governments, private, public sector, not-for-profit and charitable organisations to understand what the requirements, perspectives and priorities are for the Hindu community living in the United Kingdom. The purpose of this survey is to collect information on these requirements, perspectives and priorities from as many members of the British Hindu Community as possible.

Do I have to take part?

Please note that your participation is entirely voluntary. If you do decide to take part, you may withdraw at any point during the questionnaire for any reason before submitting your answers by closing the browser.

How will my data be used?

Your response will be entirely anonymous, and we will take all reasonable measures to ensure that they remain confidential. The results of this research will be published and discussed in an anonymous way (e.g. “X% of respondents said the following”). If you provide answers to open-response questions/write-in questions, these may be quoted in the reporting, but will be cleaned of any identifying information, and attributed anonymously (e.g. Man, over-50s).

Your data will be stored in a password-protected file. Your IP address will be collected only for the purposes of removing duplicate responses, and will be separated from the final data set used for analysis. We have included a “Prefer not to say” or “Don’t Know” option where applicable should you prefer not to answer a particular question. Research data will be stored for a minimum of three years after publication or public release, to enable future examination of the research findings.

At the end of the survey we give the option to enter your email address to be contacted for future research. This is entirely optional, and your email address will be separated from your responses to other questions so that your responses are not possible to link to your contact information.

Who will have access to my data?

The British Hindu Report is the data controller with respect to your personal data, and as such will determine how your personal data is used in the study. Your data will be processed for the purpose of the research outlined above. The British Hindu Report is working in collaboration with Public First to run this survey. Public First is a research agency which runs questionnaire and survey research for numerous clients. Public First is a member of the British Polling Council, and company members of the Market Research Society. Public First will assist in the analysis of the anonymised data collected through this questionnaire, and will not make use of this data for any research other than that done in conjunction with the British Hindu Report.

We would also like your permission to use your anonymised data in future research, and to share this data with other researchers. Any personal information that could identify you will be removed or changed before files are shared with other researchers or results are made public.

Who do I contact if I have a concern about the study or I wish to complain?

If you have a concern about any aspect of this study, please contact and we will do our best to answer your query within 7 days.

Please also see here for FAQs :
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