A poll by Ipsos MORI of 1,033 adults for the BBC has suggested three-quarters of adults surveyed would find it acceptable to increase charges for people coming from abroad as a way of raising more money for the NHS. Respondents were asked to rate a number of ways in which some people suggested that funding for the NHS be increased to maintain the current level of care.
40% say a rise in income tax would be acceptable while 50% say it would be unacceptable. 37% say charging for some services would be acceptable while 51% say it would be unacceptable. The public are split on whether the NHS should charge patients with diseases and illnesses caused by their lifestyle: 44% say this would be acceptable while 45% say it would be unacceptable.
- Fieldwork dates: 26th – 29th January 2017
- All figures in percentages
- Base: All adults aged 18+ in the United Kingdom
- Data have been weighted to the known population profile of the UK
- Interviews conducted by telephone using Random Digit Dialling
- An asterisk represents a percentage less than 0.5 but greater than 0
- Numbers may not always add up to 100% due to computer rounding or multiple answers
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