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Equally Ours – Human Rights Poll

Public views on human rights in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • More than half (59%) of UK adults agree that the government and society’s response to COVID-19 has shown that human rights are important for all of us.
  • Two thirds (66%) of UK adults also agree that the values and principles of human rights are the basis of our shared values as a country.
  • Around three in five UK adults agree that the Government should do more to, address inequality (63%), race inequalities (59%) and tackle racism (61%).
  • Looking to the future, nearly three quarters (72%) of UK adults say that after COVID-19 they want UK society to be more compassionate.
  • Around two thirds of UK adults also say that they want UK society to be more environmentally minded (68%), more equal (67%) and more just (65%). In comparison, only two in five (40%) say that they want UK society to be like what it was before COVID-19.

Date Published: 31/07/2020

Categories: Health | Public and communities | UK

Client: Equally Ours


Savanta ComRes interviewed 2,085 UK adults online between the 17th and 19th July 2020. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of the UK by age, gender, region and social grade. Savanta ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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