Survey of 2,004 GB adults about the British steel industry on behalf of Unite the union.
British adults are more likely to say they think the government’s handling of the British steel industry has been ineffective (44%) than effective (15%).
A majority of British adults (56%) say that if buyers cannot be found, the Government should use public money to take a stake in the steel plants so that they can remain open. Just one fifth (22%) say that if buyers cannot be found, the Government should not spend public money on steel plants.
Three quarters of British adults (74%) think that Government should do all that it can to ensure publicly-funded construction contracts support the UK steel industry rather than import steel from other countries to seek the lowest price.
Date Published: 13th September 2016
Categories: Economy | GB | Infrastructure | Politics
ComRes interviewed 2,004 GB adults online between 9th and 11th September 2016. Data were weighted to be demographically
representative of all GB adults. Data were also weighted by past vote recall. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and
abides by its rules.