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HOPE not hate

Hope not Hate uses Focaldata for a 20,000-person MRP analysis to power local-level campaigning

Hope not Hate is a UK-US non-profit advocacy group that campaigns against extremism. They produce incisive reports and investigations, including their landmark ‘State of Hate’ series, supported by on-the-ground intelligence and analysis.

Products used

Research + MRP

Geographic coverage


Use cases



HOPE not hate’s campaign work rests on deep understanding of local-level opinion trends. This means having the ability to intimately understand local communities, often on a street-by-street basis, but also obtain results fast – in order to react to flash changes in opinion.  

HOPE not hate needed a research partnership that could deliver these highly granular estimates of public opinion and a deep understanding of the public opinion factions that make up the country. 

Achieving this level of on-the-ground insight is often patchy, slow and prohibitively expensive. This is because it requires large sample sizes but also large enough panel coverage to target the most hard-to-reach groups.    


Focaldata designed a survey to capture the different dimensions of public opinion and attitudes across the UK. We used our platform’s targeting capabilities to survey a cross-sectional, 20,000-person sample of the UK public. This sample was carefully constructed to be representative across both traditional dimensions (age, gender, ethnicity, education tenure, past vote) but also attitudes, cross-checked against longitudinal panel data. 

We used this sample to support a highly granular form of geographic modelling, powered by the advanced statistical technique MRP. The team used our proprietary MRP data pipeline to provide Hope not Hate with public opinion estimates at output-area level (equivalent to ~500 people). By layering these estimates onto dynamic mapping software, Focaldata provided Hope not Hate with a campaigns toolkit to better allocate their resources and power door-to-door campaigning.  


With the help of Focaldata modelling, Hope not Hate is able to pick out public opinion trends on a community-level, street-by-street basis. Our mapping tools enable them to interrogate the data fast, prioritise their campaign efforts and anticipate public opinion flare-ups accordingly.

“Since I've worked with Focaldata I've found their quality of data, modelling and analysis to be unparralleled  First class technology backed by some amazing people, who I can trust.”

Nick Lowles, CEO, HOPE not hate

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