Understanding Society: comparing the circumstances of people with sight loss to the UK population

Understanding Society (USoc) is the largest longitudinal study in the UK. Every year, around 40,000 people take part in household interviews covering a wide range of topics relevant to UK society, including identity, life satisfaction, wellbeing, finance and income, technology, employment, charitable involvement, carer support, and travel.

The survey data presented here relates to the eighth round of USoc interviews, which were designed, conducted and analysed in the period 2016 to 2018.

The headline messages containing within the report have been age standardised. This means that the age profile for people with sight loss has been weighted to match the general population, and therefore the differences in experience are not influenced by the greater prevalence of sight loss amongst older people.