Campaigns to improve public attitudes to people with mental health problems have yet to show significant impact, according to national surveys. But how reliable are these surveys? Michael Smith reviews recent research in the UK and in Scotland and argues that their findings are complicated by methodological bias and doubts about the public's ability to acknowledge prejudice honestly.
Smith, M. (2004), "What do surveys of public attitudes to mental health problems really mean (and do we mean what we say)?", Journal of Public Mental Health, Vol. 3 No. 4, pp. 40-48. https://doi.org/10.1108/17465729200400027
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