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.

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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