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NPC – Levelling up polling

Poll of UK adults on priorities when it comes to levelling up

  • Most adults in the UK (60%) are ‘very’ or ‘fairly’ satisfied with their local area, compared to 15% who are ‘very’ or ‘fairly’ dissatisfied.
  • Almost half of UK adults (48%) say that they think their area needs levelling up, compared to a third (34%) who don’t.UK adults said the most important aspects for their an area being levelled up were reduced homelessness (36% put this in their top 3 factors), poverty (36%), crime (34%), and unemployment (32%).
  • These issues featured higher than better transport connections (16%), fewer boarded up shops (23%), and improved parks and public spaces (17%).

Date Published: 22/07/2021

Categories: Public and communities | Social | UK

Client: NPC (New Philanthropy Capital)


Savanta surveyed 2,240 UK adults online between 30th April and 2nd May 2021. Data were weighted to be representative of the UK population by age, gender, region and social grade. Savanta ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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