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ComRes interviewed 2,039 British adults online between 21st and 23rd March 2014. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

Date Published: 26 Mar 2014

Categories: Education | Public and communities | Public Sector | Social | UK


Teaching strike 

·         Around half of Britons (51%) think that teachers in Britain are wrong to go on strike this week, compared to 35% who think that they are right.

·         People working in the public sector are slightly more likely to support the teachers (45%) than to say they are wrong (41%). The reverse is true for those people working in the private sector (34% think teachers are right, 50% say they are wrong to strike).

·         70% of people aged 65 and over think teachers are wrong to strike, compared to only 38% of 18-34 year olds.


Q: Next week, teachers in Britain are going on strike due to reasons relating to their pay, pensions, jobs and workload. Do you think that teachers are right or wrong to go on strike?



All GB adults





Don’t know


Base: All GB adults (n=2,039). Parents of children under the age of 18 (n=587), Non-parents = all those without a child under the age of 18 living at home (n=1,444).

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