Almost three quarters of English adults (72%) support new lockdown restrictions
The latest polling conducted by Savanta ComRes on Saturday night, after Boris Johnson’s announcement, shows strong support for new four-week lockdown. Almost three quarters say they support the measures (72%), with just 15% saying that they oppose them. One in ten (11%) say they neither support nor oppose the measures.
almost half (47%) of English adults think we’ll emerge later than the planned date of 2nd December
Support is highest for closing pubs, bars and restaurants, with three quarters of English adults supporting it (76%), and just one in ten opposing it (12%). Around half (47%) say they support schools, colleges, and universities staying open, with two in five opposing keeping these open (37%).
When asked how long they think the measures will last, almost half (47%) of English adults think we’ll emerge later than the planned date of 2nd December, while a third believe the measures will end on that date (32%). Just over one in five believe the restrictions will end earlier than the planned date of 2nd December (7%).
Whilst there is clear support for the measures, nearly two thirds think this lockdown has come too late (65%), with just 17% saying that the measures have come at the right time. One in ten say that they have come too early (11%).
When asked about how the Government has handled the pandemic over the last month, around half of English adults think they have handled it badly (53%), while around a quarter think they have handled it well (23%).
Methodology: Savanta ComRes interviewed 1,007 English adults online, after 7pm on 31st October 2020. Data were weighted to be representative of England adults by age, gender, region, ethnicity and socio-economic characteristics including social grade. Savanta ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.
Full data tables can be found here.