Best Party On Key Issues: Education/Schools

Q I am going to read out a list of problems facing Britain today. I would like you to tell me whether you think the Conservative party, the Labour party or the Liberal Democrats has the best policies on each problem.

Q I am going to read out a list of problems facing Britain today. I would like you to tell me whether you think the Conservative party, the Labour party or the Liberal Democrats has the best policies on each problem. Base: c. 1,000-2,000 GB adults aged 18+

Base: All mentioning issue as important

  Con Lab Lib Dem None / Don't know Lab Lead
  % % % % %
"Education"
21-24 July 1995 13 53 9 24 +40
22-25 March 1996 18 48 12 21 +30
23-28 July 1996 15 46 10 29 +31
21-24 February 1997 17 45 14 24 +28
8 April 1997 18 41 18 21 +23
21-24 May 1998 10 58 10 21 +48
23-26 July 1999 17 41 14 26 +24
20-25 January 2000 14 48 13 24 +34
20-24 July 2000 19 45 8 27 +26
15-20 February 2001 16 46 9 28 +30
11-16 September 2003 19 27 17 35 +8
10 - 14 September 2004 22 26 17 33 +4
17-21 February 2005 19 29 13 38 +10
7-11 April 2005 20 35 16 27 +15
31 August - 6 September 2006 28 26 10 33 -2
20-26 September 2007 19 32 8 37 +13
15-17 August 2008* 32 32 13 20 0
19-22 March 2010 31 31 17 20 0

* "None" was not recorded as a separate response category in 2008

Base: All

  Con Lab Lib Dem† None / Don't know Lab Lead
  % % % % %
"Education"
25-26 October 1977** 50 26 2 21 -24
"Schools and education"
12-13 April 1978 47 31 2 18 -16
"Education"
14 August 1978** 48 30 2 20 -18
November 1981 35 22 10 33 -13
"Schools/education"
November 1982 38 14 19 30 -24
"Education"
21-25 April 1983 32 35 11 22 +3
17-18 May 1983 36 33 11 20 -3
24-25 May 1983 37 32 14 17 -5
1-3 June 1983 37 29 16 16 -8
June 1983 34 27 13 23 -7
28 October 1985 24 34 15 27 +10
3-4 November 1986 28 37 11 24 +9
"Education/schools"
12-14 May 1987 31 29 17 23 -2
20-21 May 1987 33 30 17 20 -3
27-28 May 1987 32 33 19 15 +1
3-4 June 1987 30 33 21 16 +3
"Education"
September 1987 32 31 7 30 -1
15-20 March 1990 24 46 3 27 +22
October 1990 22 45 7 25 +23
6-10 December 1990 28 40 4 27 +12
27-28 December 1990 28 48 5 18 +20
18-21 January 1991 32 39 5 24 +7
22-25 February 1991 28 38 6 28 +10
21-25 March 1991 29 34 7 30 +5
19-22 April 1991 23 36 8 32 +13
24-28 May 1991 29 33 8 30 +4
20-24 September 1991 27 38 12 21 +11
21-25 February 1992 29 35 9 26 +6
11-12 March 1992 26 42 10 22 +16
16 March 1992 26 42 11 21 +16
23 March 1992 25 39 15 20 +14
30 March 1992 23 41 19 16 +18
15-20 September 1993 21 32 15 31 +11
19-23 May 1994 20 40 15 24 +20
21-24 July 1995 15 46 8 30 +31
22-25 March 1996 19 44 11 25 +25
23-28 July 1996 19 42 8 31 +23
21-24 February 1997 20 41 12 26 +21
8 April 1997 21 40 15 24 +19
21-24 May 1998 11 53 9 26 +42
23-26 July 1999 17 41 11 29 +24
20-25 January 2000 15 44 11 29 +29
20-24 July 2000 20 43 7 29 +23
15-20 February 2001 17 44 8 30 +27
21-26 February 2002 16 40 12 32 +24
11-16 September 2003 20 27 14 38 +7
10-14 September 2004 20 27 13 37 +7
7-11 April 2005 19 32 13 35 +13
"Schools"          
7-11 April 2005 17 31 12 38 +14
"Education"          
31 August - 6 September 2006 22 25 10 42 +3
20-26 September 2007 19 29 7 43 +10
13-15 June 2008 33 30 8 27 -3
15-17 August 2008** 30 29 11 27 -1
25-27 September 2009 27 29 15 27 -2
19-22 March 2010 29 28 10 33 -1
 15-17 September 2012 24  36  29  +12 

**"None" was not recorded as a separate option in this survey † Liberal to April 1981, Liberal-SDP Alliance November 1981-1987

2013 onwards

Base: All

  Con Lab Lib Dem UKIP  Other  None  Don't know  Lab Lead
  % % % % %
"Education"
7-9 September 2013 25 31 8 7 21  +6
6-9 September 2014 27 30 8 1 6 7 22 +3
12-15 September 2015 23 31 7 2 9 6 20 +8

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