As part of the research project Practical Wisdom and Professional Practice, the Jubilee Centre has conducted a UK-wide poll with Populus looking at workplace attitudes towards ethics and values. The poll painted a positive picture of employment in the UK, with over two-thirds (65%) of those in employment suggesting that their job contributes to the common good of society, and 58% stating that they feel there is an ethical dimension to their work. A clear distinction between those who work in the public and private sectors was evident in these results, with 81% of public sector employees feeling their work makes a positive contribution, compared with 59% of those in the private sector. On a less positive note, only 24% of respondents suggested that the work they do is valued by politicians and government, considerably lower than service-users (77%), colleagues (74%) and the general public (51%). Further analysis of the survey results, which included a total sample of over 2,300 participants, is being conducted in-house with a view to publish a cross-profession briefing paper later in the year.