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Theos Perceptions of Welfare Survey

ComRes interviewed 2,027 GB adults aged 18+ between the 6th and 10th December 2013. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. 

Date Published: 19 Feb 2014

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


Welfare state dead in a generation, a quarter of British adults think

As David Cameron defends his “moral mission” against Cardinal Nichols accusations of welfare cuts being neither “moral nor fair”, new research reveals that a quarter (24%) of British adults think the welfare state will not exist “in any form we would recognise it today” within 30 years. Asked to think about things like things like “pensions, the NHS, tax credits, child benefit, disability living allowance and unemployment benefit”, nearly six in ten (57%) British adults say that the welfare state is destined to shrink or disappear over coming years.

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