In the last survey, we asked you about more of the BLM Protests, and the ongoing Statues debate.
We are pleased to have received 4,013 responses, and the results were very interesting to see:
Do you believe that the Government should guarantee that the statue of Winston Churchill will remain in Parliament Square?
Do you believe that certain statues should be moved to museums if they have negative historic connotations, such as involvement with the slave trade?
Do you believe that the UK police have a problem with institutional racism?
Yes: 14.7% No: 73% Unsure: 12.3%
Would you support 24 hour sentencing for jail terms for any protesters who cause violence?
Unsure: 2.3% Which of the following best describes your view regarding Black Lives Matters protests in the UK: They are justified and we must do more for racial equality: 3.1% They are justified but should not happen now due to COVID-19: 16.5% They are not justified: 78.2% Unsure: 2.1% Which of the following best describes your view regarding counter demonstrations to "protect statues": Justified in response to criminal damage: 64.6% Justified but should not happen now due to COVID-19: 21% Not justified as they are potentially inflammatory: 12.6%
Unsure: 1.8% How would you rate the Government's response to protests? Excellent: 2.2% Good: 15.3% Poor: 52.6% Very Poor: 30% Do you believe that the police should have additional equipment, such as water cannons, to deal with violence during protests? Yes: 91.8% No: 5% Unsure: 3.2% Do you think the media coverage of the protests has been biased? Yes, in favour of the protesters: 96.1% Yes, in favour of the police: 0.9% Yes, in favour of the counter-protesters: 0.7% No: 1.1% Unsure: 1.2%
Even more interestingly, our responses revealed quite a lot about our respondents. Of course, we will not disclose overly sensitive data, however the following is how respondents chose to define themselves:
Under 18: 0.2%
18 - 25: 1.4%
25 - 35: 2.8%
35 - 50: 15%
50 - 65: 44.4%
Over 65: 36.2%
Where in the UK do you live?
South East England: 17.6%
South West England: 14.2%
East of England: 7.6%
West Midlands: 9.4%
East Midlands: 9%
North East England: 6%
North West England: 11.6%
Northern Ireland: 0.8%
Did you vote Conservative in the 2019 General Election?
Yes, but it was my first time voting Conservative (normally Labour): 13.2%
Yes, but it was my first time voting Conservative (normally UKIP/BP): 16.2%
Yes, I always vote Conservative: 64.4%
Member of the Conservative Party?
No: 61.7% Poll with 4,013 responses, conducted from Sunday 14th June 2020 to Thursday 18th June 2020.
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