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BBC Victoria Derbyshire Mental Health Survey

Survey of 1,002 British adults on mental health for BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme.

Two thirds of Britons think that society treats people with mental health illnesses more negatively than people with physical illnesses (69%). 15% think they are treated more positively, while 13% think both are treated about the same.

Q: Thinking about the way people with mental health illnesses are treated by society, generally speaking, do you think that most people in Britain judge people with mental health illnesses more positively or negatively than those with physical illnesses?


More positively – 15%

More negatively – 69%

About the same – 13%

Don’t know – 2%


Base: GB adults (n=1,002)


Date Published: 20th July 2015

Categories: GB | Health | Public and communities | Social

Client: BBC


Methodology Note: ComRes interviewed 1,002 British adults by telephone between 17th and 19th July 2015. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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