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Hospice UK / NCPC: Dying Matters Survey 2018

Poll of 2,004 GB adults online aged 18+, on attitudes to death and dying

  • Approaching a quarter of British adults (24%) most miss talking to someone they knew well that has died, one in five (22%) most miss seeing them and 18% most miss spending time with them or something they did regularly together
  • Over half of British adults (55%) prefer to refer to someone’s death by using some variation of ‘passed away’
  • A third of British adults (33%) say they think about dying or death once a week or more frequently and only one in twenty (5%) say they never think about this

Date Published: 14/05/2018

Categories: GB | Health | Public and communities

Client: Hospice UK / NCPC


ComRes interviewed 2,004 British adults online between 18th and 19th April 2018. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all British adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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