A good illustration of this is provided by a recent survey conducted by the British government that found that 26% of students...

What to use? that found that or found that?

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    The second instance of the relativiser that is optional in your context, but syntactically you need the first one (because its target referent a recent survey is an indirect object, not the primary subject of the sentence). There's nothing particularly unusual or "clumsy" about having two instances of that in close proximity. – FumbleFingers Aug 18 '18 at 15:29
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    Or, which found that.... if you what to avoid the double that. – user070221 Aug 18 '18 at 15:31

The double "that" is awkward.

I would remove the the first "that" as being unneeded.

A recent survey conducted by the British government found that 26% of students...

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