Wednesday 23 Jul 2014
An opinion poll conducted for The Future State Of Welfare with John Humphrys (9.00 pm, BBC Two, Thursday 27 October 2011) finds that an overwhelming majority of people in Britain say there must be a benefits safety net – but many do not think that the system works properly and want to see more conditions attached to payments.
However, many doubt whether the UK benefits system works effectively.
Respondents were asked about specific benefits.
Base: 1,003 British adults aged 18+: 16-18 September 2011.
Part of the sample was asked which one, if any, of the following groups should be the highest priority to have their benefits cut – respondents say:
Base 768 British adults aged 18+ who agree: "that there are some groups of people who claim benefits who should have their benefits cut." 16-18 September 2011.
Poll conducted by telephone for the BBC by Ipsos MORI – 16-18 September 2011. Data have been weighted to the known profile of the population.
The Future State Of Welfare with John Humphrys (9.00 pm, BBC Two, Thursday 27 October 2011).