Political Attitudes In Great Britain For June 2000

  • MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,915 adults aged 18+ at 153 sampling points across Great Britain between 22-27 June 2000.
  • Results are based on all respondents unless otherwise stated
  • Data are weighted to the known population profile
  • An '*' indicates a finding of less than 0.5%, but greater than zero
  • Poll conducted by MORI on behalf of The Times

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: 1,915

Conservative 33%
Labour 47%
Liberal Democrats 13%
Scottish/Welsh Nationalist 3%
Green Party 2%
Democratic/UKIP/Referendum Party 1%
Other *%

Would not vote 14%
Undecided 9%
Refused 1%

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: 939

160 Satisfied Dissatisfied Don't know Index
160 % % % 160
Government 28 62 10 -34
Blair 39 52 9 -13
Hague 29 48 23 -19
Kennedy 31 17 52 +14

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: 939

160 Q7 Q7/Q8
160 % %
National Health Service/Hospitals 22 55
Education/schools 7 32
Common Market/EU/Europe/Single European Currency 15 24
Crime/law and order/violence/vandalism 10 23
Unemployment/factory closure/lack of industry 8 17
Race relations/immigration/immigrants 7 17
Pensions/welfare security 2 12
Economy/economic situation 3 9
Drug abuse 3 8
Poverty/inequality 2 8
Housing 2 7
Taxation 2 7
Inflation/prices 1 4
Low pay/minimum wage/fair wages 1 4
Morality/individual behaviour 1 4
Pollution/environment 1 4
Transport/public transport * 4
Defence/foreign affairs * 3
Pound/exchange rate/value of pound * 2
Northern Ireland 1 1
GM/GM (Genetically Modified) foods * 1
Animal welfare 0 1
Countryside/rural life 0 1
Local government/council tax 0 1
Nuclear weapons/ nuclear war/disarmament * *
Beef/BSE/Mad Cow Disease 0 *
Privatisation 0 *
Scottish/Welsh Assembly/Devolution 0 *
AIDS 0 0
Trade unions/strikes 0 0

Other 4 12
Don't know 7 5

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: 939

Improve 18%
Stay the same 42%
Get worse 32%
Don't know 8%
Economic Optimism Index (EOI) -14

Q10 If there were a referendum now on whether Britain should be part of a Single European Currency, how would you vote? Base: 939

In favour 25%
Against 61%
Don't know 14%

Q11 If the government were to strongly urge that Britain should be part of a Single European Currency, how would you vote? Base: 939

In favour 28%
Against 59%
Don't know 13%

Q12 Which of the following best describes your own view of British participation in the single currency? Base: 976

Strongly support British participation 13%
Generally in favour of British participation, but could be persuaded against it if I thought it would be bad for the British economy 21%
Generally opposed to British participation, but could be persuaded in favour of it if I thought it would be good for the British economy 24%
Strongly oppose British participation 33%
Don't know 9%

Q13 If there were a referendum now on whether Britain should stay in or get out of the European Union, how would you vote? Base: 939

Stay in 53%
Get out 32%
Don't know 15%

Q14 On balance, do you think Britain is now more or less divided by class than it was in 1979? Base: 939

More 40%
Less 28%
Same 20%
Don't know 12%

Q15 Do you think Britain is now more or less divided by class than it was at the last general election in 1997? Base: 939

More 27%
Less 18%
Same 47%
Don't know 8%

Q16 Which political party, if any, would you identify most with the Establishment? Base: 939

Conservative 44%
Labour 20%
Liberal Democrats 2%
Scottish/Welsh Nationalist *%
Democratic/UKIP/Referendum Party 0%
Green Party *%
Other 1%
All of them 2%
None of these 5%
Don't know 26%

Q17 Which party did you vote for at the last General Election, in June 1997? If you are not sure, or did not vote, please say so. Base: 939

Conservative 20%
Labour 41%
Liberal Democrats 8%
Scottish/Welsh Nationalist 3%
Referendum Party *%
Green Party *%
Other 1%

Did not vote 21%
Too young 3%
Can't remember 2%
Refused 1%

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