MORI Political Monitor, May 2002

Political Attitudes in Great Britain

Political Attitudes in Great Britain for May 2002

Technical details

  • MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,899 adults aged 18+ at 188 sampling points across Great Britain.
  • Fieldwork was conducted face-to-face on 23-28 May 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+ [1,899]

  %
Conservative 30
Labour 46
Liberal Democrats 17
Scottish/Welsh Nationalist 3
Green Party 2
Democratic/UKIP/Referendum Party 1
Other 1
 
Lab lead 177 +16
 
Would not vote 12
Undecided 7
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: 987

  Satisfied Dissatisfied Don't know Index
  % % % 177%
Government 33 57 10 -24
Blair 39 50 11 -11
Duncan Smith 26 35 39 -9
Kennedy 41 19 40 +22

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: 987

  Q7 Q7/8
  % %
National Health Service/Hospitals 20 50
Race relations/immigration/immigrants 20 39
Crime/law & order/violence/vandalism 11 34
Education/schools 8 32
Transport/public transport 2 16
Common Market/EU/Europe/Single European Currency 7 14
Defence/foreign affairs/international terrorism 4 13
Drug abuse 4 13
Pensions/social security 1 9
Economy/economic situation 4 8
Housing 1 7
Unemployment/factory closure/lack of industry 3 6
Morality/individual behaviour 2 5
Poverty/inequality 1 4
Countryside/rural life 1 3
Nuclear weapons/nuclear war/disarmament 1 3
Pollution/environment 1 3
Taxation 1 3
Inflation/prices * 2
Low pay/minimum wage/fair wages * 2
Pound/exchange rate/value of pound 0 2
Foot and mouth outbreak/farming crisis * 1
Local government/council tax * 1
Petrol prices/fuel * 1
GM/GM (Genetically Modified) foods 0 1
Beef/BSE/Mad Cow Disease * *
Northern Ireland * *
AIDS 0 *
Animal welfare 0 *
Privatisation 0 *
Scottish/Welsh Assembly/Devolution Constitutional reform 0 *
Trade unions/strikes 0 *
 
Other 3 12
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: 987

  %
Improve 15
Stay the same 44
Get worse 37
Don't know 4
 
MORI EOI -22

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