Survey 2,062 Londoners regarding their perceptions of challenges facing London, affordable housing and the promises made by Mayoral candidates.
- Housing is seen as the most important challenge facing London today; more than half of Londoners (56%) rank this in their top two or three challenges facing the city.
- Looking more specifically at the term ‘affordable’ housing, Londoners are most likely to say that they would consider a two-bedroom house priced at £301,001 or less as affordable (80% say so). As for renting, the plurality of adults in London (42%) say that between £401 and £800 is an affordable price for the same sized house.
- The indicative average price considered ‘affordable’ for buying a two-bedroom house by adults living in London is £208,000.
- The indicative average price considered ‘affordable’ for renting a two-bedroom house in London by Londoners is £646 per month.
- When considering who to vote for to be Mayor of London, the majority of Londoners do not consider the demographic characteristics of the candidate important in their decision.
- The majority of adults in London do not know which campaign promise is associated to each of the candidates in the upcoming Mayoral election, of the promises tested.
Date Published: 1st April 2016
Categories: Elections | GB | London Mayor | Media | Public and communities
Client: BBC London
ComRes interviewed 2,062 adults living in London online from 16th to 22nd March 2016. Data were weighted to be representative of all adults living in London aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.