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Election 2015 – What Britain Thinks Quiz

With the General Election set for May 7th, our quiz tests you on what the public really think about the big issues facing the nation, including the NHS, Europe, education and welfare.

Every year NatCen's British Social Attitudes survey asks around 3,000 people what they think about different social issues and what it's like to live in Britain.

Since 1983 we've been measuring and tracking changes in people's social, political and moral attitudes.

The survey is a critical gauge of public opinion, and is used by the Government, journalists and academics.

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of British attitudes.

The quiz works on PCs, tablets and mobiles and to see it at its finest use an up to date browser like Chrome or Safari.

Q1
What percentage of people now prefer a coalition to single party government? Before the Coalition Government was formed, 45% preferred coalition to single party government.Coalition Government
Q2
How many people are satisfied with the NHS?The future of the NHS
Q3
How many people think the NHS should only be free for people on lower incomes?The future of the NHS
Q4
How many people think the NHS will no longer be a free universal service in 10 years’ time?The future of the NHS
Q5
What do the public think about current taxation levels? Do they, by and large, want to...Taxes, cuts, benefits

increase taxes

reduce taxes

keep taxes the same

Q6
When it comes to extra spending on benefits, which are the public most likely to prioritise? Taxes, cuts, benefits

Unemployment benefits

Disability benefits

Pensions

Q7
We asked Conservative and Labour supporters whether they agreed that benefits for unemployed people were “too high and discouraged work”. Can you guess which ratio of support is correct?Taxes, cuts, benefits
Q8
When faced with the simple 'in or out' choice, what percentage of the public supports leaving the EU?Europe
Q9
At 38%, what is the most popular option among the general public?Europe

Stay in the EU and increase its powers

Stay in the EU

Stay in the EU and reduce its powers

Leave the EU

Q10
At 65%, what is the most popular option among UKIP supporters?Europe

Stay in the EU and increase its powers

Stay in the EU

Stay in the EU and reduce its powers

Leave the EU

Q11
When was public support for leaving the EU highest?Europe
  • 1984
  • 1997
  • 2004
  • 2014
Q12
What percentage of people in England feel that at least some students should pay fees for higher education?Higher education
Q13
What percentage of people in Scotland feel that at least some students should pay fees for higher education?As of 2008, students in Scotland do not pay university fees. Higher education
Q14
Which age group is most likely to think that getting a degree represents good value for money?Higher education
Q15
Which age group is most likely to think that higher education opportunities should be increased?Higher education
Q16
Which party's supporters are most likely to agree that higher education opportunities should be increased?Higher education
Q17
What is the most popular source of news in Britain?Nearly two thirds (65%) of the public follow political news on a daily basis. Politics, news, society
Q18
What is the most popular way of getting involved in politics and social affairs?Politics, news, society
Q19
How many people have expressed their political views online?40% of the public gets political news from the internet at least weekly.Politics, news, society
Q20
How many people regularly discuss politics with friends, relatives or fellow workers? Regularly means "often" or "sometimes" rather than "rarely" or "never". Politics, news, society
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