Best Party On Key Issues: Health Care

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.

Best Party On Key Issues: Health Care

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
  % % % % %
"Health Care"
21-24 July 1995 8 62 5 24 +54
22-25 March 1996 10 60 7 22 +50
23-28 July 1996 10 59 4 26 +49
21-24 February 1997 10 58 7 24 +48
8 April 1997 13 51 10 26 +38
21-24 May 1998 11 50 10 28 +39
23-26 July 1999 13 46 8 31 +33
20-25 January 2000 14 41 8 36 +27
20-24 July 2000 17 43 8 31 +26
15-20 February 2001 13 44 8 33 +31
11-16 September 2003 17 31 11 40 +14
10-14 September 2004 17 29 11 41 +12
17-21 February 2005 21 32 8 38 +11
7-11 April 2005 22 36 10 31 +14
31 August - 6 September 2006 25 21 13 39 -4
20-26 September 2007 20 31 7 40 +11
15-17 August 2008* 33 41 6 17 +8
19-22 March 2010 28 33 10 28 +5

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

Base: All

  Con Lab Lib Dem† None / Don't know Lab Lead
  % % % % %
"National Health Service"
12-13 April 1978 28 29 3 28 +1
14 August 1978* 39 33 3 25 -6
21-25 April 1983 21 46 9 24 +25
17-18 May 1983 26 43 11 20 +17
24-25 May 1983 29 40 14 17 +11
1-3 June 1983 31 38 16 14 +7
28 October 1985 18 46 13 23 +28
3-4 November 1986 19 50 11 19 +31
12-14 May 1987 24 42 15 19 +18
20-21 May 1987 24 42 16 18 +18
27-28 May 1987 27 41 18 14 +14
3-4 June 1987 27 40 20 13 +13
"Health Care"
March 1988 17 50 7 26 +33
15-20 March 1990 15 60 3 21 +45
October 1990 15 57 6 21 +42
27-28 December 1990 22 55 4 17 +33
21-25 March 1991 20 47 6 26 +27
24-28 May 1991 22 49 6 21 +27
20-24 September 1991 22 46 10 20 +24
18-21 October 1991 24 48 5 22 +24
22-25 November 1991 25 49 6 18 +24
17-21 January 1992 25 43 8 23 +18
21-25 February 1992 21 50 7 21 +29
11-12 March 1992 23 50 8 19 +27
16 March 1992 24 51 8 17 +27
23 March 1992 22 52 8 17 +30
30 March 1992 26 49 11 14 +23
15-20 September 1993 13 48 12 27 +35
19-23 May 1994 12 55 12 19 +43
22-26 September 1994 10 42 5 42 +32
21-24 July 1995 10 56 4 28 +46
18 October 1995 11 63 7 18 +52
22-25 March 1996 13 55 6 26 +42
22-25 July 1996 11 52 4 30 +41
21-24 February 1997 13 53 6 28 +40
8 April 1997 15 47 9 28 +32
2-21 January 1998 13 33 11 42 +20
21-24 May 1998 11 49 9 30 +38
23-26 July 1999 13 45 7 33 +32
20-25 January 2000 15 38 7 39 +23
20-24 July 2000 16 42 7 34 +26
15-20 February 2001 14 42 7 35 +28
21-26 February 2002 14 38 11 36 +24
11-16 September 2003 16 30 11 42 +14
10-14 September 2004 15 28 10 44 +13
17-21 February 2005 21 32 8 28 +11
7-11 April 2005 22 34 9 34 +12
31 August - 6 September 2006 19 23 10 47 +4
20-26 September 2007 17 32 6 43 +15
13-15 June 2008 29 34 8 27 +5
15-17 August 2008* 28 31 9 26 +3
25-27 September 2009 22 37 10 28 +15
19-22 March 2010 24 33 9 31 +9
17-19 June 2011 21 37 11 26 +16
25-27 February 2012 19 37 8 29 +18
15-17 September 2012  16 46  30  +30 

* "None" was not recorded as a separate option in this survey † Liberal in 1978, Liberal-SDP Alliance 1983-7

2013 onwards

Base: All

  Con Lab Lib Dem UKIP  Other  None  Don't know  Lab Lead
  % % % % %
"Healthcare"
7-9 September 2013 21 36 6 9 22  +15
 6-9 September 2014 21 39 4 1 7 8 20 +18
 12-15 April 2015 23  36 6 3 9 8 15 +13

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