Latest ITV News Cuts Index published 12 April 2011.
Date Published: 11 Apr 2011
Categories: Economy | Politics | Public and communities | UK
A ComRes/ ITV News poll shows public confidence in the state of the UK economy has dropped to just 13%
The latest Cuts Index, conducted by ComRes and to be broadcast on ITV News at Ten, shows the majority of the population believes the state of the UK economy, along with their own personal financial situation, has worsened over the last three months.
This week, just 13% agree that the economy has improved over the last three months, down from 17% last month, while more than half (56%) believe it is now worse. In comparison, back in October, 22% agreed the UK economy was better and 38% thought it worse.
Similarly, just one in ten (10%) agree that their personal financial situation is now better than three months ago. More than half (52%) believe that they are worse off, a figure that has risen from 37% since October 2010. Additionally, 38% think their job security is worse than it was 3 months ago, compared to 27% six months ago.
The one glimmer of optimism is that the proportion of people worried about their financial situation compared to three months ago has increased slightly. More than half (51%) still say they are worried but that figure has fallen from 56% in March. Meanwhile, asked about their family’s future, 45% are more worried about it – down from 52% last month.
On the Coalition Government, one in three (31%) believe it is good for Britain - a number that has dropped from 44% since being asked the same question last October. Nearly half (47%) now think it’s a bad thing, an increase from 34% when the Cuts Index began last year.
The findings of this installment of the Cuts Index will be broadcast on ITV News at Ten on Tuesday 12th April and more information will be available here: http://www.itv.com/news .
ComRes interviewed 2030 GB adults online between 8th and 10th April 2011. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.