- MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,967 adults aged 18+ at 158 sampling points across Great Britain.
- Fieldwork was conducted face-to-face on 10-14 December 1999.
- Base: All respondents, unless stated.
- The voting intention figures exclude those who say they would not vote (13%), are undecided (7%) 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. Data were weighted to match the profile of the population.
- An asterisk (*) denotes a figure between zero and 0.5%.
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: 1,967
|Would not vote||13%|
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 Kennedy is doing his job as Leader of the Liberal Democrats? Base: 1,007
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: 1,007
|National Health Service/Hospitals||14||41|
|Common Market/EU/Europe/Single European Currency||22||32|
|Unemployment/factory closure/lack of industry||11||18|
|Crime/law & order/violence/vandalism||5||15|
|Beef/BSE/Mad Cow Disease||2||5|
|Low pay/minimum wage/fair wages||1||4|
|GM/GM (Genetically Modified) foods||*||1|
|Local government/council tax||*||1|
|Nuclear weapons/nuclear war/disarmament||*||1|
|Scottish/Welsh Assembly/Devolution/Constitutional reform||*||1|
|Pound/exchange rate/value of pound||0||1|
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: 1,007
|Stay the same||45%|
|Economic Optimism Index (EOI)||+1|
Q10 Since it was elected in May 1997, do you think the government has or has not ... Base: 1,007
|160||Has||Has not||Don't know||Net|
|Kept its promises||35||49||16||-14|
|Provided a strong voice for Britain in Europe||45||43||12||+2|
|Helped to improve your own living standards||23||69||8||-46|
|Improved law and order||26||61||13||-35|
|Improved the standard of education||47||37||16||+10|
|Kept taxes down||28||57||15||-29|
|Handled the Northern Ireland issue well||71||18||11||+53|
I am now going to ask you some questions about your impressions about the twentieth century and the next century ...
Q11 Looking back over the twentieth century, which party - Conservative, Labour or Liberals - do you think has contributed most to Britain while in Government? Base: 1,007
|None of these||4%|
Q12 Looking back over the 20th century, which two or three achievements by governments would you say have contributed most to British life? Base: 1,007
|Introduction of the NHS||46%|
|Establishing the welfare state||18%|
|Winning 2nd world war||15%|
|Universal suffrage/votes for women||9%|
|Introduction of state pensions||8%|
|Joining European Community/Common Market||6%|
|Bringing peace to Northern Ireland||5%|
|Winning 1st world war||5%|
|Privatisation of nationalised industries (1980s/1990s)||2%|
|The New Deal for the Unemployed||2%|
|Winning the Falklands war||2%|
|Nationalisation of industries (post 1945)||1%|
|Devolution to Scotland and Wales||*%|