- Two in five (42%) British adults say their local high street has stayed about the same over the last year, while a quarter (23%) think it has improved and a third (33%) say it has got worse.
- Half (51%) of British adults say they visit their local high street every week, more than the three in ten (29%) who visit a large shopping centre every week.
- Having more independent shops (69%) and free parking (59%) make a local high street more appealing than having more large chain stores (38%) and more restaurants/cafés (28%).
- Eight in ten (83%) British adults believe their local high street is an important part of the community while three in five (60%) believe large out of town shopping centres are bad for their local high street.
Date Published: 15/12/2014
ComRes interviewed 1,001 GB adults aged 18+ by telephone between 29th and 31st August 2014. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+.