MORI Political Monitor, March 2002

Political Attitudes in Great Britain

Political Attitudes in Great Britain:

  • MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,915 adults aged 18+ at 191 sampling points across Great Britain
  • Interviews were conducted face-to-face between 21-26 March 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+ [1,915]

  %
Conservative 28
Labour 47
Liberal Democrats 19
Scottish/Welsh Nationalist 3
Green Party 1
Democratic/UKIP/Referendum Party 0
Other 1
 
Lab lead 177 +19
 
Would not vote 10
Undecided 8
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 33 57 10 -24
Blair 42 50 8 -8
Duncan Smith 23 31 46 -8
Kennedy 46 15 39 +31

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 27 58
Crime/law & order/violence/vandalism 18 37
Education/schools 6 30
Defence/foreign affairs/international terrorism 7 18
Race relations/immigration/immigrants 5 15
Transport/public transport 3 14
Common Market/EU/Europe/Single European Currency 5 11
Pensions/social security 2 10
Unemployment/factory closure/lack of industry 4 8
Economy/economic situation 3 8
Drug abuse 2 7
Poverty/inequality 2 7
Morality/individual behaviour 2 4
Housing 1 4
Nuclear weapons/nuclear war/disarmament 1 3
Pollution/environment 1 3
Low pay/minimum wage/fair wages 1 2
Taxation 1 2
Inflation/prices * 2
AIDS * 1
Animal welfare * 1
Countryside/rural life * 1
Local government/council tax * 1
Northern Ireland * 1
Petrol prices/fuel * 1
Pound/exchange rate/value of pound * 1
Privatisation * 1
Foot and mouth outbreak/farming crisis 0 1
GM/GM (Genetically Modified) foods * *
Beef/BSE/Mad Cow Disease 0 *
Scottish/Welsh Assembly/Devolution Constitutional reform 0 *
Trade unions/strikes 0 *
 
Other 4 11
Don't know 6 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 18
Stay the same 38
Get worse 39
Don't know 5
 
MORI EOI -21

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