Charity and Voluntary Sector
JRF: According to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's (JRF) consultation on modern-day social evils, respondents said that they felt our society has become more greedy & selfish, at a cost to our sense of community. Over 100 years after Joseph Rowntree named his evils as poverty, war, slavery, intemperance, the opium trade, impurity and gambling.
The JRF found people are concerned about how we seem to live our lives. Individualism, greed, a decline of community and a decline of values were among the social evils that worried them the most. In addition to these concerns, people identified more concrete social evils, some of which were identified by Joseph Rowntree, although they have taken on new forms.