Weekly Political Commentary
- Ipsos MORI interviewed 1,018 adults aged 18+ by telephone between 2-4 March 2007.
- Data are weighted to match the profile of the population.
- Throughout the volume, an asterisk (*) denotes any value of less than half a per cent.
Q1-23 I am going to read out a number of statements people have made. Please tell me whether you agree or disagree with each statement.
|Agree||Disagree||Neither / nor||No opinion||Don't know||NET AGREE|
|Q1 Marriage is very important in bringing up children||69||27||3||1||*||+42|
|Q2 Gay couples should be allowed to get married||68||25||3||3||2||+43|
|Q3 Gay couples should be allowed to adopt children||46||42||6||4||3||+4|
|Q4 It is sometimes justified for parents to smack or slap their children||78||18||2||1||*||+60|
|Q5 Smoking should be banned in all enclosed public places including offices, factories, pubs and bars||73||24||2||*||*||+49|
|Q6 Teachers should have the right to use the cane in secondary school||42||54||2||1||1||-12|
|Q7 There are too many immigrants in Britain||64||26||5||3||3||+38|
|Q8 I feel that Britain needs nuclear weapons to increase my sense of security||27||64||4||3||3||-37|
|Q9 There should be more respect in this country for the beliefs of Christian people||72||18||5||3||1||+54|
|Q10 There should be more respect in this country for people from non-Christian faiths||70||19||5||3||2||51|
|Q11 Not all Muslims are terrorists||92||6||*||1||*||86|
|Q12 Most terrorists threatening Britain now are Muslims||41||43||5||5||7||-2|
|Q13 The Government is too involved in telling us how to eat healthily||51||44||3||1||1||7|
|Q14 If a woman wants an abortion, she should not have to continue with her pregnancy||74||16||6||3||2||58|
|Q15 A woman's place is in the home||8||88||3||1||*||-80|
|Q16 Children should be encouraged to be competitive with each other||70||23||5||1||1||47|
|Q17 Criminals convicted and sentenced to life in prison should never be released||67||25||6||1||2||42|
|Q18 Schools should be free to demand that Muslim students remove headscarves when at school||62||29||4||3||2||33|
|Q19 If I had the opportunity to emigrate, I would take it||41||54||2||1||1||-13|
|Q20 Britain should become part of a Federal European superstate||15||70||4||5||6||-55|
|Q21 Local people should be told if there is a convicted paedophile in their neighbourhood||79||13||4||1||2||66|
|Q22 Political correctness has gone too far||85||8||2||3||2||77|
|Q23 I am unwilling to say what I really think about immigration in case I am seen as a racist||33||61||2||2||2||-28|
Attitudes Towards Immigration Trends (back to 1989)
Q24 Should convicted paedophiles be …
|Sentenced to death||8|
|Chemically castrated (a medical treatment to suppress the production of sex hormones)||30|
|Imprisoned for life||26|
|Policed in the community||28|
Q25 Do you believe that Britain should have the death sentence for …
|Killing a police officer||54||42||5|
|Raping a child||57||38||5|
Q26 Do you agree or disagree that the rights of each of the following groups tend to be overlooked in Britain today?
|Agree||Disagree||Don't know||No opinion||NET AGREE|
|People living in cities (rather than the country)||20||69||6||6||-49|
|People living in the country (rather than in cities)||42||49||5||4||-7|
Q27 If there were a referendum now on whether Britain should be part of a single European currency, how would you vote?
|In favour of a single currency||28|
|Against a single currency||66|
Joining The Euro Trends (back to 1991)
Predictions 2020: Britons predict rising temperatures and poor economy in 2020
Four in five British adults (81%) felt it was likely that global temperatures would increase in 2020, as do much of the world. On average 77% of people polled in 33 markets thought average global temperatures would increase in 2020.