Ipsos MORI - Political Attitudes in Great Britain, 20-23 June 1997

Political Attitudes in Great Britain for June 1997. Research study conducted for The Times 20-23 June 1997 containing questions on economic optimism, issues facing Britain, satisfaction with party leaders and voting intention.

Political Attitudes in Great Britain for June 1997 Research study conducted for The Times 20-23 June 1997

MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,852 adults aged 18+ at 173 sampling points across Great Britain. Fieldwork was conducted face-to-face on 20-23 June 1997. Data were weighted to match the profile of the population. An asterisk (*) denotes a figure between zero and 0.5%. Base: All respondents, unless stated.

 

Q1 How would you vote if there were a General Election tomorrow? (If undecided or refused at Q1) Q2 Which party are you most inclined to support?

 

  %
Conservative 24%
Labour 58%
Lib Dem 15%
Scot / Welsh Nationalist 2%
Green Party 1%
Referendum Party *%
Other 1%

Would not vote 7%
Undecided 3%
Refused 1%

Q3 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way the Government is running the country? Q4 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Mr Blair is doing his job as Prime Minister? Q5 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Mr Hague is doing his job as leader of the Conservative Party? Q6 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Mr Ashdown is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats?

  Satisfied Dissatisfied Don't know
  % % %
Government 53 15 32%
Blair 72 7 21%
Hague 12 13 74%
Ashdown 61 10 29%
Q7 What would you say is the most important issue facing Britain today? Q8 What do you see as other important issues facing Britain today?

 

  Q7 Q7/8%
  % %
Unemployment/factory closure/lack of industry 22 39%
Common Market/EU/Europe/Single European Currency 17 30%
National Health Service/Hospitals 16 51%
Education/schools 12 45%
Crime/law & order/violence/vandalism 8 24%
Economy/economic situation 5 14%
Housing 2 8%
Pensions/welfare security 2 11%
Pollution/environment 2 10%
Drug abuse 1 6%
Morality/individual behaviour 1 5%
Northern Ireland 1 4%
Race relations/immigration/immigrants 1 3%
AIDS * 1%
Beef/BSE/Mad Cow Disease * 1%
Defence/foreign affairs * 2%
Inflation/prices * 2%
Nuclear power/fuels * *%
Nuclear weapons/nuclear war/disarmament * 1%
Pound/exchange rate/value of pound * 1%
Scottish Assembly * *%
Taxation * 3%
Animal welfare 0 *%
Local government/council tax 0 1%
Privatisation 0 1%
Trade unions/strikes 0 *%
Other 5 15%
Don't know 4 3%
Q9 Do you think that the general economic condition of the country will improve, stay the same, or get worse over the next 12 months?

 

  %
Improve 38%
Stay the same 36%
Get worse 19%
Don't know 7%
Q10 On balance, do you agree or disagree with the statement that "in the long term, this government's policies will improve the state of Britain's economy"?

 

  %
Agree 55%
Disagree 24%
Don't know / no opinion 21%
Q11 Which of these statements comes closest to your view of Mr Hague

 

  %
I like him and I like his policies 10%
I like him but I dislike his policies 8%
I dislike him but I like his policies 4%
I dislike him and I dislike his policies 16%
No opinion 62%
Q12 Which party did you vote for at the General Election in May 1997? If you are not sure, or did not vote, please say so.

 

  %
Conservative 22%
Labour 42%
Lib Dem 14%
Scot / Welsh Nationalist 2%
Green Party *%
Referendum Party 1%
Other 1%
Did not vote 15%
Too young *%
Can't remember *%
Refused 2%

Technical details

MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,852 adults aged 18+ at 173 sampling points across Great Britain. Interviews were conducted face-to-face on 20-23 June 1997. Data were weighted to match the profile of the population.

The voting intention figures exclude those who say they would not vote (7%), are undecided (3%) or refuse to name a party (1%). All figures are in percentages. Where percentages do not sum to 100, this may be due to multiple responses, the exclusion of don't knows or computer rounding. An asterisk (*) denotes a figure between zero and 0.5%.

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