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Liberty I.P. Bill poll

GB adults’ awareness of, and sentiment towards the proposed I.P. Bill.

  • Three in ten British adults (30%) say that it is never acceptable for the Government to access and monitor records.
  • Two in five British adults (38%) say that it is acceptable for the Government to access and monitor records of your emails, text messages, phone calls and online browsing history only if you are suspected of committing a crime. One in five (22%) say that this is acceptable only if you have committed a crime.
  •  Awareness of the Investigatory Powers Bill is low among British adults. Almost three-quarters (72%) say that they don’t know anything about or have never heard of the Investigatory Powers Bill. Just 2% of British adults say they have heard of the Bill and know a lot about it.

Date Published: 5th June 2016

Categories: GB | Politics | Public and communities | Social | Third Sector


ComRes interviewed 1,003 British adults by telephone between 29th April and 1st May 2016. Data were weighted by gender, age, region and socio-economic grade to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+.

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