Best Party On Key Issues: Environment

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
  % % % % %
"Protecting the natural environment"
21-24 July 1995 9 23 19 31 +14
22-25 March 1996 10 20 27 25 +10
23-28 July 1996 10 20 19 31 +10
21-24 February 1997 7 22 18 26 +15
8 April 1997 13 12 13 40 -1
21-24 May 1998 11 25 17 32 +14
23-26 July 1999 10 16 11 40 +6
20-25 January 2000 14 13 22 34 -1
20-24 July 2000 7 13 21 35 +6
15-20 February 2001 9 19 19 37 +10
11-16 September 2003 9 12 19 39 +3
10 - 14 September 2004 11 9 25 29 -2
17-21 February 2005 8 20 14 39 +12
7-11 April 2005 8 14 25 28 +6
31 August - 6 September 2006 11 9 22 36 -2
20-26 September 2007 11 8 22 39 -3
"Environment"
15-17 August 2008* 13 12 21 17 -1

* "None" was not recorded as a separate option in August 2008

Base: All

  Con Lab Lib Dem† None / Don't know Lab Lead
  % % % % %
"Environmental issues"
3-4 November 1986 25 25 14 35 0
"The natural environment/conservation"
12-14 May 1987 21 18 17 43 -3
20-21 May 1987 21 20 17 41 -1
27-28 May 1987 24 23 21 33 -1
3-4 June 1987 23 23 20 34 0
"Protecting the natural environment"
15-20 March 1990** 11 15 3 21 +4
October 1990 10 14 8 21 +4
24-28 May 1991 11 12 9 24 +1
15-20 September 1993 11 13 23 35 +2
19-23 May 1994 11 20 20 29 +9
21-24 July 1995 10 21 15 41 +11
22-25 March 1996 11 20 21 35 +9
23-28 July 1996 11 19 16 41 +8
21-24 February 1997 11 17 18 38 +6
8 April 1997 10 16 13 46 +12
21-24 May 1998 9 22 15 43 +15
23-26 July 1999 9 24 13 37 +11
20-25 January 2000 11 20 15 42 +6
20-24 July 2000 9 17 16 43 +12
15-20 February 2001 7 21 14 46 +11
21-26 February 2002 10 18 18 41 +4
11-16 September 2003 9 14 18 45 +4
10-14 September 2004 7 13 16 47 +5
7-11 April 2005 8 16 17 43 +8
31 August - 6 September 2006 12 12 16 44 0
20-26 September 2007 11 16 15 44 +5
"Environment"
15-17 August 2008* 19 16 19 28 -3
 "Climate Change"
15-17 September 2012 15  14   45  +6 

* "None" was not recorded as a separate option in August 2008 ** March 1990 only "… the Conservative party, the Labour party, Liberal Democrats, Social Democrat, Green or some other party …" † Liberal-SDP Alliance before 1988

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