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CIOB Value of Professional Bodies Survey

Survey of MPs and the general public on behalf of the CIOB on the value of professionalism

  • Four in five Britons (80%) have heard of professional bodies, though only 41% say they know something about them.
  • Awareness is key to raising positive perceptions of professional bodies: though a majority of the public report positive views, those who know something about professional bodies are much more likely than those who have never heard of them to agree with positive statements about professional bodies and the value of their qualifications.
  • For MPs, Focussing on ways to improve the productivity, effectiveness and efficiency of the industry and placing greater emphasis on improving technical and ethical standards should be the highest priorities for chartered professional bodies for construction professionals.

Date Published: 29/09/2015`

Categories: Education | GB | Infrastructure | Policy Makers | Public and communities | UK

Client: The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)


ComRes interviewed 2,012 British adults online between 15th and 16th July 2015. Data were weighted to be representative of all British adults aged 18+ by age, gender and region.

ComRes interviewed 152 MPs online and by self-completion paper questionnaire between June 9th and August 1st 2015. Data were weighted by party and region to be representative of the House of Commons.

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