MORI Political Monitor, April 2002

Political Attitudes in Great Britain

Political Attitudes in Great Britain:

  • MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,912 adults aged 18+ at 193 sampling points across Great Britain
  • Interviews were conducted face-to-face between 18-22 April 2002
  • Data are weighted to match the profile of the population
  • Results are based on all respondents unless otherwise stated
  • An '*' indicates a finding of less than 0.5%, but greater than zero

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? Base: All respondents 18+ [1,912]

  %
Conservative 27
Labour 50
Liberal Democrats 16
Scottish/Welsh Nationalist 3
Green Party 1
Democratic/UKIP/Referendum Party 1
Other 1
 
Lab lead 177 +23
 
Would not vote 10
Undecided 6
Refused 1

Q3-Q6 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way the Government/Mr Blair/Mr Duncan Smith/Mr Kennedy are doing their job? Base: 992

  Satisfied Dissatisfied Don't know Index
  % % % 177%
Government 41 47 13 -6
Blair 46 46 9 0
Duncan Smith 26 27 46 -1
Kennedy 47 14 40 +33

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? Base: 992

  Q7 Q7/8
  % %
National Health Service/Hospitals 37 66
Crime/law & order/violence/vandalism 12 29
Education/schools 6 28
Defence/foreign affairs/international terrorism 8 19
Race relations/immigration/immigrants 5 13
Transport/public transport 2 12
Common Market/EU/Europe/Single European Currency 4 10
Economy/economic situation 4 9
Pensions/social security 1 9
Unemployment/factory closure/lack of industry 3 8
Drug abuse 1 6
Morality/individual behaviour 1 6
Poverty/inequality 1 6
Housing 1 5
Taxation 1 5
Pollution/environment 1 4
Low pay/minimum wage/fair wages * 3
Nuclear weapons/nuclear war/disarmament 1 2
Petrol prices/fuel * 2
Local government/council tax 0 2
Inflation/prices 1 1
Countryside/rural life * 1
Foot and mouth outbreak/farming crisis * 1
Northern Ireland * 1
Privatisation * 1
Pound/exchange rate/value of pound 0 1
AIDS * *
Animal welfare * *
Beef/BSE/Mad Cow Disease * *
Scottish/Welsh Assembly/Devolution Constitutional reform * *
GM/GM (Genetically Modified) foods 0 *
Trade unions/strikes 0 *
 
Other 4 14
Don't know 5 4

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? Base: 992

  %
Improve 24
Stay the same 41
Get worse 29
Don't know 6
 
MORI EOI -5

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