The ‘What Counts?’ project is a scoping inquiry by Sense about Science into people’s experiences with obtaining and using the evidence for policies, inside and outside government. Specifically, which evidence mattered to the decisions and trade-offs people were faced with, what evidence was available, and what was the basis of government’s calculations in its decisions.
This scoping inquiry includes a national survey and consultations. The findings will help to establish the questions and problems that need to be addressed to improve how government uses and shares evidence and data.
What Counts? seeks to elicit views from a broad range of representatives across the UK who provide facilities and services, and those faced with decisions in a wide range of settings and communities, about risks and trade-offs to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and assess government reasoning.
You can find a press release of the initial survey results here.
If you want to get involved and help us with our inquiry, please contact us: