A majority of the British public are in favour of keeping a number of activities banned in the Hunting Act illegal: fox hunting (83%); deer hunting (85%); hare hunting and coursing (87%); dog fighting (98%); and badger baiting (94%).
Technical note: Ipsos MORI interviewed a nationally representative quota sample of 2,036 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 27 November - 10 December 2015. The results have been weighted to reflect the known profile of the adult population.
Respondents were asked the following questions, and the order respondents were asked about each activity was rotated:
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." SHOWCARD 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
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