Monday, 23rd November 2020—Kensington Palace released a video showing the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) thanking people for responding to her ‘5 Big Questions’ survey earlier this year. Over 500,000 people filled in the survey, making it the largest ever response to a public survey of its kind.
The public survey forms part of an extensive body of research commissioned by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and conducted by Ipsos MORI. It also includes further qualitative and ethnographic research, a nationally representative survey conducted before the pandemic and a survey on the impact of COVID-19 on families.
‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives’ marked the first time that the UK was asked for its views on the topic of early childhood in an open survey, and the huge response rate has demonstrated the country’s appetite for talking about the issue. The public survey was open for a month, between 22nd January and 21st February and during that time The Duchess of Cambridge conducted a nationwide tour, visiting Cardiff, Birmingham, Woking, London, Belfast and Aberdeen to speak to people about their experiences and opinions.Royal Foundation
Note: I did not write about Kate’s outfits during the month-long tour as I was on maternity leave.
On Friday 27th November, the results will be released. Kate will deliver a keynote speech at an online conference.