The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead commissioned Ipsos MORI to conduct a telephone survey with a statistically robust sample of its residents. Fieldwork was conducted between 8 and 11 January 2015. A core survey objective was to gauge residents’ attitudes towards options to provide additional airport capacity by either building a new runway at Heathrow Airport, or an extended runway at Heathrow Airport, or a new runway at Gatwick Airport. A sample of 1,014 residents of the borough (age 18+) were asked to what extent they would support or oppose a new runway to the northwest of Heathrow Airport, the westward extension of Heathrow’s existing northern runway, and a new runway at Gatwick Airport. Respondents were also asked for their opinion on whether the number of flights at Heathrow Airport, and also separately, whether night flights at Heathrow Airport should be increased, or to remain the same as current levels, or to be reduced.
- These results are from a survey of residents of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead who are aged 18+.
- All interviews were conducted by Ipsos MORI by telephone between 8 and 11 January 2015
- A total of 1,014 interviews were conducted with residents.
- Data are weighted by gender, age and work status according to the latest population statistics for the borough.
- Where results do not sum to 100%, this may be due to computer rounding, multiple responses or the exclusion of don't know/not stated.
- An * indicates a score less than 0.5%, but greater than zero.
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