ComRes interviewed 2,034 British adults online between 16th and 18th August 2013. 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.
Date Published: 20 Aug 2013
Categories: Education | Politics | Public and communities | Social | UK
- With GCSE results to be released this Thursday, just less than half of people (46%) think that exams are easier today than thirty years ago, whilst a quarter (25%) disagree.
- However, when it comes to higher grades today than in the past, two thirds of adults (64%) believe that this is because students now have greater access to more information than in the past, for example through the internet
- More than two in five (45%) say they welcome Ed Miliband’s quietness over the summer as a welcome break from politicians always trying to force their way into the news.
- One quarter (24%) disagree with the statement that throwing eggs at politicians is never justifiable.
- More than half (56%) believe the Government is cutting spending too much and too quickly, equalling the highest level since July 2012.