Attitudes to Hunting 2017

A new national poll commissioned by the animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports finds that majority of the British public are in favour of keeping a number of activities banned in the Hunting Act illegal.

Attitudes to Hunting 2017

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  • Gideon Skinner Ipsos Public Affairs, UK
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A new national poll commissioned by the animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports finds that majority of the British public are still in favour of keeping a number of activities banned in the Hunting Act illegal.

When asked whether each activity should or should not be made legal again, 85% say fox hunting should not be made legal again, 87% deer hunting, 90% hare hunting and coursing, 99% dog fighting, and 94% and badger baiting.

Technical note:
Ipsos MORI interviewed a nationally representative quota sample of 2,003 adults in Great Britain aged 15+. Interviews were carried out face-to-face, in home, using CAPI (Computer Aided Personal Interviewing Laptops), as part of the Ipsos MORI Omnibus (Capibus). Fieldwork was conducted between 10th and 16th November 2017. The results have been weighted to reflect the known profile of the adult population. 

Participants were asked the following question: Now a question about sports where animals are set on other animals to fight or kill them. These activities are currently illegal in Great Britain. For each one I read out, please tell me whether you think it should or should not be made legal again. Just read out the letter that applies in each case. (The order respondents were asked about each activity, and the order of answers on the showcard used, was rotated)

Fox Hunting; Deer Hunting; Hare Hunting and Coursing; Dog fighting; Badger baiting.

- Yes, should be made legal again
- No, should not be made legal again
- Don’t Know

The author(s)

  • Gideon Skinner Ipsos Public Affairs, UK

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