Satisfaction with the System of Governing Britain 1973-2014

Q Which of these statements best describes your opinion on the present system of governing Britain?

Q Which of these statements best describes your opinion on the present system of governing Britain?

  Works extremely well and could not be improved Could be improved in small ways but mainly works well Could be improved quite a lot Needs a great deal of improvement Don't know
  % % % % %
1973 5 43 35 14 4
7-25 Mar 1991 4 29 40 23 5
21 Apr - 8 May 1995 3 19 41 35 3
2-3 Apr 1997 2 26 40 29 3
24-27 Apr 1998 4 37 39 15 5
6-17 Dec 2003* 2 34 42 18 4
2-21 Dec 2004* 2 32 45 18 3
1-5 Dec 2005* 1 33 41 21 4
23-28 Nov 2006* 2 31 40 21 6
29 Nov - 7 Dec 2007 2 30 38 24 6
11-17 Dec 2008 2 31 40 24 3
29-31 May 2009 (T) 1 23 38 37 1
13-19 Nov 2009 1 27 42 27 4
3-9 Dec 2010 1 30 39 25 5
6-12 Dec 2013 3 30 41 21 3
18-24 Jul 2014† 2 27 38 31 2

Base: c. 1,000-1,750 GB adults aged 18+, except

*Base: 1,200-2,000 UK (GB & NI) adults aged 18+, †Base: 2,008 GB adults aged 15+

(T) Telephone poll; remainder conducted face-to-face

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