City Sikhs unveil 10th annual British Sikh Report: Insights into community, election intentions, and representation

Tuesday 27th February 2024 12:32 EST

City Sikhs unveiled the tenth annual British Sikh Report (BSR), a unique strategic document. Drawing from a survey of 1,500 Sikhs nationwide, it offers quantitative insights into the British Sikh community. The report delves into voting intentions for the upcoming General Election, key concerns, and attitudes toward the Police. Moreover, it highlights areas requiring enhanced Sikh representation in mainstream society. Anticipated to aid political engagement with Sikhs, the BSR 2023 promises a deeper understanding of Sikh issues within British society.


Jasvir Singh CBE, chair of the British Sikh Report, said “This tenth edition of the British Sikh Report provides us with fascinating data about the Sikh community. Despite the continuing impact of the costs of living crisis, British Sikhs are still showing their generosity with 2 in 3 donating each month to charity. Our research also shows that Sikhs are over twice as likely to vote Labour than Conservative at the next general election.”


Jagdev Singh Virdee MBE, the acclaimed statistician and editor of the report, said: “We are extremely grateful to the Office for National Statistics for putting together an article that summarises statistics about Sikhs from the 2021 Census of Population of England and Wales. Another article by Professor Jagbir Jhutti-Johal summarises the huge range of issues that BSR has covered in the past 10 years, stimulating discussion and debate about topics that are often taboo and not talked about”.


The British Sikh Report 2023 was launched at the Houses of Parliament on the 16th of January 2024.

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