MORI interviewed a representative interlocking quota sample of 1,070 adults aged 18+. Interviews were conducted face-to-face in 53 constituency sampling points across Great Britain on 25-26 October 1977. The poll was conducted for the Daily Express.
Q Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way the government is running the country? Q Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Mr Callaghan is doing his job as Prime Minister? Q Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Mrs Thatcher is doing her job as Leader of the Opposition? Q Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Mr Steel is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Party?
Q How would you vote if there were a General Election tomorrow? (If undecided or refused at previous question) Q Which party are you most inclined to support? Base: All expressing a voting intention
Q What would you say is the most important issue facing Britain today? Q And what other issues do you think are particularly important in Britain today?
|Single most important||Most plus other important|
|Prices/cost of living/inflation||35||64|
|Trade Unions/industrial disputes/strikes||10||30|
|National Health Service||1||10|
|Conservative||Labour||Liberal||National Front||Nationalist||Don't know|
|Law and Order||%||40||24||2||1||*||33|
|The Common Market||%||35||27||3||1||1||33|
Q I am going to read out a list of statements which some people have made about a variety of things concerning people in Britain today. Please would you tell me, in each case, whether on balance you agree or disagree with each one?
|More should be done to prevent racial tension in this country||%||81||13||6|
|There should be harsher penalties to combat violence and vandalism||%||97||2||1|
|It is important to our children's future that we stay in the Common Market||%||46||35||19|
|The cost of living has been brought under control||%||24||70||6|
|The trade union "closed shop" is bad for industrial relations||%||62||20||18|
|Unemployment is the single most important problem facing Britain today||%||66||31||3|
|Secondary schools should all be comprehensive||%||29||57||13|
|Fee-paying schools should be abolished||%||24||67||9|
|There aren't enough jobs for all the people who want them today||%||77||19||4|
|There is a serious shortage of policemen in the area where I live||%||55||26||19|
|Policemen should have the right to strike||%||56||36||9|
|The police should use whatever force is necessary to maintain law and order||%||74||22||4|
|The House of Lords should be abolished||%||27||54||19|
|Increase on income tax||64|
Q In some jobs, people have to join a union as a condition of their employment. Do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing?
Q (To all saying "bad thing" at previous question) Do you think it would be a good idea or a bad idea to pass a law saying that people should not have to join a union as a condition of their employment?
|Not asked question (Said "good thing" or "don't know" at Q12)||37|
Q Some people have said that the next round of pay increases should be limited to 10%. Do you think this ...? (a) ...would be good or bad for you personally? (b) ...would be good or bad for the country as a whole?
|You personally||Country as a whole|
Q Now for each of the groups I am going to read out I would like you to tell me whether you feel they deserve a pay rise of more than 10% or not.
|More||Not more||Don't know|
|Members of Parliament||%||7||88||5|
|Managers in industry||%||19||74||7|
|People in your (head of household's) job||%||42||43||15|
|Has||Has not||No difference||No opinion|
|...been the main cause of the rise in food prices?||%||76||17||2||4|
|...reduced Britain's control over her own destiny?||%||63||19||7||11|
|...given British industry greater opportunities?||%||45||36||9||10|
|...increased the political stability of Europe?||%||44||27||11||18|
|...strengthened Britain's ties with the Commonwealth?||%||25||55||8||11|
Q If there was a referendum now on whether Britain should stay in or get out of the Common Market, how would you vote?
Q Do you think the death penalty is ever justified or not?
|Yes, sometimes justified||81|
|No, never justified||17|
|Suitable||Not suitable/ never justified||Don't know|
|Kidnapping for ransom||%||36||57||8|
|Murder of a policeman||%||78||19||3|
|Hijacking a plane||%||54||38||8|
Q Now I'd like to discuss unemployment. Here is a list of some of the unpleasant things often associated with being unemployed: which two or three would you say are the most serious these days? Q And which do you think are not as serious as they used to be?
|Most serious||Not as serious as they used to be|
|Difficulty in making ends meet on unemployment benefit||43||19|
|The fact that the longer you are unemployed the more difficult it is to get a job||40||6|
|Running into debt||40||9|
|Losing the will to work||35||6|
|Feeling a burden on the family||21||9|
|Hostility from people who think the unemployed are lazy||18||11|
|Signing on at employment exchange||6||45|
|Embarrassment of meeting friends and neighbours||6||40|
|None of these||1||6|
Q Which of the groups on this card do you think is most to blame for unemployment?
|Trade unions/Trade union leaders||27|
|All of us||12|
Q How likely do you think it is that you or someone in your family will be unemployed at any time during the next year or two?
|Not very likely||26|
|Not at all likely||42|
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