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MHP – Attitudes towards the NHS in England

Survey of adults in England on the political leaders they most trust to run the NHS

  • Adults in England appear to have little trust in any of the main political party leaders to run the NHS. When presented with a list of political leaders and asked who they most trust to the run the NHS, the most popular option among the public was none of the above (25%). One fifth selected both Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn (21%) and Prime Minister Boris Johnson (19%).
  • More adults in England say they disagree than agree that the NHS is better funded now than it was before the EU referendum. Almost half (44%) say they disagree, compared to just a quarter (24%) that agree.
  • Three quarters (73%) of all respondents rank the recruitment of more NHS staff as one of the top three biggest priorities if additional investment was made available.

Date Published: 10/10/2019

Categories: Health | Politics | Public and communities

Client: MHP Communications


ComRes interviewed 1,741 adults in England aged 18+ between 13th and 16th September 2019.  Data were weighted to be nationally representative of adults in England aged 18+ by key demographics including age, gender, region and socio-economic grade. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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