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Hospice UK Public Perceptions Survey Part One

A survey of UK adults, on behalf of Hospice UK, around their familiarity with hospices, perceptions of hospices, and willingness to get involved with the cause

  • Nine in ten of those surveyed agree hospices are an important asset to their community (92%) and eight in ten agree that they are the best way to help people die peacefully and with dignity (82%)
  • However, a third of those surveyed think hospice care is only available in a hospice building (31%) and under half correctly identify that hospice care is available in community settings such as at home or in a care home (45%)
  • More than a third of those surveyed say they would be willing to volunteer for a hospice (37%), with a fifth saying they would be very willing (18%). Two thirds say they would be willing to donate money to support hospice care (65%)

Date Published: 10/10/2017

Categories: Health | Public and communities | Third Sector | UK

Client: Hospice UK


ComRes interviewed 2,120 UK adults online, between 7th and 8th August. Data were weighted by age, gender, region and socio-economic grade to be representative of all UK adults aged 18+

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