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Onward Ex-offenders Employment Poll

Four in five GB adults agree that prisons should prepare offenders for employment (82%).

• Four in five GB adults agree that prisons should prepare offenders for employment (82%).

• Three quarters (73%) of GB adults agree that prisoners should be required to spend the majority of their time during the day out of their cells in education, training or work.

• Overall, a third (34%) of business leaders say they would consider employing an ex-offender, compared to half who would not (48%). Only one in ten say they have an ex-offender employee(s) (10% vs. 72% who do not).

Date Published: 9th July 2019

Categories: GB | Social

Client: Onward

Methodology

Methodology: ComRes surveyed 2,033 GB adults between 15th and 17th March 2019. Data were weighted to be representative of age, gender, region, social grade and voting intention. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Methodology: ComRes surveyed 1,200 business decision-makers conducted between 1st and 15th March 2019. Data were weighted to be representative of all UK businesses with an annual turnover of £250,000 or more by turnover, sector and region.
ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.