Quality Control 2019 Review

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COVID-19 UK Perceptions and Behaviours – September Update

Data from n=2,114 interviews carried out online 9-10 September 2020   11% accept that they are not practising social distancing rising to one in five (22%) 18-24yr olds.   A further one in five (21%) agree that gathering with …

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COVID-19 UK Perceptions and Behaviours – Week 18 (15-16 July)

Our latest data from 2,065 adults across the UK shows:There is a slight decline in opinion of the way that the Government is handling the crisis (39% agree the Govt. was handling it well on June 24-25th, whereas …

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COVID-19 UK Perceptions and Behaviours – Week 15 (24-25 June)

Our latest data from 2,090 adults across the UK shows: There is no change is those agreeing that the UK Govt is handling the crisis well – 39% agree that they are while 53% think they are not. Approval …

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COVID-19 UK Perceptions and Behaviours – Week 14 (17-18 June)

Our latest data from 2,104  adults across the UK shows:There has been no change in perception this week to the way in which the Government is perceived to be handling the crisis – 52% feel they are not …

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COVID-19 UK Perceptions and Behaviours – Week 13 (10-11 June)

Our latest data from 2,088 adults across the UK shows:A few days after the new rules were brought in, 70% still agree that returnees to the UK should quarantine upon arrival (down from 75% last week).A majority (52%) …

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COVID-19 UK Perceptions and Behaviours – Week 12 (3-4 June)

Our latest data from 2,090 adults across the UK shows:Three in four continue (75%) to support the quarantine requirement for travellers entering the UK which will come into force on Monday. But this has fallen from 92% when …

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COVID19 – UK Perceptions and Behaviours – Week 11 (27-28 May)

Our latest data from 2,085 adults across the UK shows:-There has been no shift in opinion towards the way in which the government is handling the crisis – 40% approve while 52% disapprove – the figures from last …

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COVID19 – UK Perceptions and Behaviours – Week 10 (20-21 May)

Our latest data from 2,113 adults across the UK shows:-Some of the increase in fear seen in last week’s poll has subsided; approval/disapproval for the Govt handling of the crisis has narrowed with 50% now disapproving (down from …

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COVID19 – UK PERCEPTIONS AND BEHAVIOURS – WEEK 9 (13-14 MAY)

Our latest data from 2,095 adults across the UK shows:-It’s been a bad week for the Government; for the first time since polling started March 18th, a majority (54%) now disapprove of the way in which the government …

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COVID19 – UK Perceptions and Behaviours – Week 8 (6-7 May)

Our latest data from 2,091 adults across the UK shows:-There is a decline again in Government approval of the crisis – 50% approve (down from 55%). It is now the lowest since mid March. The Scots display significantly …

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COVID19 – UK Perceptions and Behaviours – Week 7 (29-30 April)

Our latest data from 2,082 adults across the UK shows:-In the week that the PM returned to work (albeit distracted by the birth of his son) there has been a slight increase in the way in which the …

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COVID19 – UK Perceptions and Behaviours – Week 6 (22-24 April)

Our latest data from 2,095 adults across the UK shows:- Approval for the Government continues to decline. Currently 52%  approve (down 7%) and 40% disapprove (up 7%). Any  lingering ‘Boris bounce’ seems to be running thin.Some of the intense …

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COVID19 – UK Perceptions and Behaviours – Week 5 (15-16 April)

Our latest data from 2,103 adults across the UK shows:- A decline in approval for the way in which the Govt has been handling the situation – down from 68% to 59%.  Biggest decline is among women (from 71% …

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COVID19 – UK Perceptions and Behaviours – Week 4 (8 April)

Our latest data from 2,122 adults across the UK last night shows:- A significant increase in approval for the way in which the Govt is handling the crisis.  68% is now back to where it was 2 weeks ago …

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COVID19 – UK Perceptions and Behaviours – Week 3 (1-2 April)

Our data just in from 2,077 nationally representative interviews carried out in the UK 1st-2nd April shows:-The impact of the coronavirus over the next month continues to generate great concern among the public – four in five (79%) …

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COVID19 – UK Perceptions and Behaviours – Week 2 (25-26 March)

Our data just in from 2,085 nationally representative interviews carried out 25th – 26th March shows:- Significant increase in approval for the way in which the Govt is handling COVID19 – up from 49% to 67% in one week. …

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COVID19 – UK Perceptions and Behaviours – Week 1 (18-20 March)

ORB has carried out a poll between 18-20 March among a nationally representative sample of 2,094 adults throughout the UK.  It shows:- There is a very high level of fear.  More than three in four (78%) are afraid that …

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Brexit Tracker – December 2019

December 2019 – Brexit TrackerWhile it is true to say that since he took over from Theresa May there has been a steady increase in the population feeling that he has got the right deal in the negotiations, …

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Brexit Tracker – November 2019

A new poll from ORB International, November 2019

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Westminster Voting Intention – 30/31 October 2019

ORB surveyed 2,025 people on behalf of the Daily Telegraph. This poll was conducted online between 30 and 31 October 2019. Data are weighted to be nationally representative of the UK population on a range of measures and …

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Brexit Tracker – October 2019

October 2019 – British public remains unsure about negotiations processThere has been a sharp fall in those disagreeing that Boris has the right deal. More and more people are either unsure, or agreeing that he has the right …

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BREXIT TRACKER – September 2019

September 2019 – British public remains pessimistic about post-Brexit life. Approval of the way in which the government is handling Brexit has fallen sharply from last month – down from 30% to 23%. At 23% it is still higher …

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BREXIT TRACKER – August 2019

This month sees a significant increase in Brexit confidence – almost one in three (30%) now approve of the way the Government is handling the Brexit negotiations – up from 10% last month.But this does not translate into …

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ORB/Countryside Alliance Poll: Unpacking the Environment

ORB conducted a survey in conjunction with the Countryside Alliance exploring the key environmental and rural issues for voters. The headlines are as follows:Less than one in six UK adults view animal welfare as an important rural issue, …

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ORB Poll: Voting Intention, Conservative Party Membership

ORB’s latest poll looks at how Tory party members would vote at the next general election IF Brexit IS delivered vs. IF Brexit IS NOT delivered by the 31st October. Results show that if the UK does not leave …

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BREXIT TRACKER – JULY 2019

This month, ORB’s Brexit tracker shows little change in British opinion towards the Government’s handling of Brexit. ‘Do you approve or disapprove of the way in which the Government is handling the Brexit negotiations?Approve – 10% (+2)Disapprove – 92% …

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BREXIT TRACKER – JUNE 2019

For the second month in a row, ORB’s poll shows only 8% of the British public approve of the way the Government is handling Brexit.Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Government is handling the Brexit …

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Brexit Tracker – May 2019

ORB’s Brexit tracker shows public approval at lowest level yet.

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ORB International Poll for The Telegraph – Voting Intention April 2019

New Westminster Voting Intention Poll from ORB International on behalf of The Telegraph. Labour 29%Conservative 26%Brexit Party 14%Liberal Democrat 8%The Independent Group 5%UKIP 5%Green Party 4%SNP 4%Tables from this week can be here –  ORB International 16th – 17th April …

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ORB Brexit Poll (April 2019)

Each and every month since November 2016, ORB International has tracked confidence in the Brexit process.  This month sees a further drop in approval for the UK Government’s handling of the Brexit process, just 11% approve, while 89% …

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ORB Brexit Poll (March 2019)

Each and every month since November 2016, ORB International has tracked confidence in the Brexit process. We have surveyed over 2000 people across the UK each month, and asked them two very simple questions :-Q1 Do you approve …

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Global End of Year Survey 2018 – People are Ambiguous about New Technology

Today ORB publishes Part Two of the results from a global survey carried out in partnership with WIN International, the world’s leading association in market research and polling. The survey (part of the WIN World Survey) explores the …

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ORB Brexit Poll (Feb 2019)

This month’s ORB International Brexit Confidence tracker poll shows 80% of UK adults disapprove of the way the government is handling the Brexit negotiations, the highest figure recorded since this tracker poll began in November 2016Full tables are …

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Global End of Year Survey 2018 – The World Loses Confidence in Political Leaders

The World Loses Confidence in Global Leaders, according to the first and oldest Global Survey “End of the Year” Gallup InternationalPRESS RELEASE FROM ORB INTERNATIONAL / GALLUP INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION It is often said that during times of uncertainty we need …

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Second Referendum Poll for the Sunday Telegraph (16th-17th Jan 2019)

Our latest poll carried out online among a nationally representative sample of UK adults 16th-17th January 2019 on behalf of the Sunday Telegraph revealsWhen presented with a series of possible Brexit outcomes, fewer than one in ten (7%) …

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ORB Brexit Poll (January 2019)

This month’s ORB International Brexit Confidence tracker poll shows that less than on in five adults think Theresa May has got the right deal for Britain in the Brexit negotiations. Furthermore, just one in five think they will …

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ORB Poll – Rural Communities (December ’18)

ORB conducted a survey amongst a nationally representative sample of 2087 adults between 19-20 December. Fieldwork was carried out online. The headlines are as follows:A majority (58%) feel that rural communities would be WORSE off under Jeremy Corbyn. There is …

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ORB Brexit Poll (December 2018)

This month’s ORB International Brexit Confidence tracker poll shows a small drop in public confidence in the Prime Minister’s ability to get the right deal for Britain in the Brexit negotiations, and a drop in approval for the …

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NEW Brexit Poll – In the event of Parliament rejecting the Brexit deal, what next?

A new ORB poll shows that if MPs do reject the deal, only one in four (26%) want us to leave with no deal. A majority (51%) want the Government to hammer out a better deal. There is …

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ORB Brexit Poll (November 2018)

This month’s ORB International Brexit Confidence tracker poll shows a small drop in public confidence in the Prime Minister’s ability to get the right deal for Britain in the Brexit negotiations, and a drop in approval for the …

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ORB Brexit Poll (October 2018)

Results from our latest Brexit poll are as follows:We asked the extent to which respondents would support or oppose a referendum on the UK rejoining the EU if one were held in 2024, five years after the UK …

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ORB Monthly Brexit Tracker (October 2018)

Public opinion has softened this month. Approval of the Brexit negotiations has taken a significant turn for the better – up 7 points to 31% approval this month. Likewise, confidence that the PM will get the right deal …

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New ORB International Poll for Uber and Oxford Martin School – Uber Happy? Work and Well-being in the “Gig Economy”

During March 2018, ORB International ran an independent survey of a representative sample of drivers in London who drive with the Uber app. The results of this poll – together with additional driver data from Uber and data …

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ORB Post-Salzburg Brexit Poll (September 2018)

In the wake of last week’s Salzburg summit, we asked a nationally representative sample of British citizens questions related to their preferred/expected Brexit outcome and their opinions on the process as a whole. Data was then weighted to …

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ORB Monthly Brexit Tracker (September 2018)

Approval of the Brexit negotiations and confidence in the PM continue their slumpContinued Tory infighting this month, and a damning assessment of the Chequers agreement by EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier, have done little to alter public opinion …

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ORB Monthly Brexit Tracker (August 2018)

Approval of Brexit negotiations and confidence in the PM hit new lows.In the aftermath of the Chequers meeting, and the resignation of Boris Johnson and David Davis, approval of the way the PM is handling the Brexit negotiations …

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ORB Monthly Brexit Tracker (July 2018)

Approval of the Brexit negotiations has seen a significant fall in July – now the lowest on record.  Last month 36% approved of the negotiations and it is now 29%. In June, 32% agreed that Theresa May would get …

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ORB Monthly Brexit Tracker (June 2018)

With less than twelve months to go, this month’s BREXIT tracker shows a decline in confidence for the second month in a row. Just over one in three (36%) approve of the way in which the Government is …

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ORB: Monthly Brexit Tracker – May 2018

This month uncertainty grows over which is more important – control over immigration, or access to free trade with the EU.Agree: 45%(-1) Disagree: 40%(-1) Don’t know 15% (+2) Download the full tables here, and the charts here.Look back …

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Electorates and Elites – how big is the gap? ORB/Gallup International Poll

The Voice of the People – Government Index**Definition: a combination of beliefs that the country is led in the right direction, that the will of the people is respected, and that the government is efficient. Only one third of …

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ORB: Monthly Brexit Tracker – April 2018

Slight improvement in public view of negotiationsThis month’s ORB Brexit Tracker shows a slight positive upturn in public views of Brexit negotiations, although they still have not recovered fully from the negative impact of the 2017 general election. …

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New ORB Poll: 52% Syrians believe Assad Regime will win the war

On the 7th anniversary of the start of the conflict, new research from ORB International has found Syrians now expect Assad to claim victory in the battle for Syria. 52% think the Regime will likely win the war, …

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ORB: Monthly Brexit Tracker – March 2018

Two thirds remain unimpressed by Government’s handling of Brexit Approval of Brexit negotiations 2nd-4th MarchThis month’s ORB Brexit Tracker shows little shift in public opinion as around two thirds (64%) continue to disapprove of the government’s approach to Brexit negotiations. …

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Uber Eats Poll 2018 – Independence is key

A new independent survey by ORB International provides an overview of Uber Eats delivery partners in the UK.According to the survey:Nine in ten (92%) delivery partners say they are “very/somewhat satisfied delivering with Uber Eats while 90% would …

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ORB/WIN Europe POLL: Confidence in the EU

 The results of a survey carried out by WIN European members within the 2017 GIA End of Year Survey reveals low levels of confidence in the EU – 52% of respondents report that they either do not have …

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ORB: Monthly Brexit Tracker (February 2018)

Approval of the Government’s handling of Brexit negotiations falls further in February Approval of Brexit negotiations 2nd-4th FebNearly two thirds of Brits (65%) disapprove of the way the government is handling Brexit negotiations, this month’s ORB Brexit tracker has shown. …

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ORB/Gallup International: Putin preferred to Trump as a choice for country leader, and new constellations of nations are emerging

This year the world’s leading Global Public Opinion Barometer (launched in 1977), covering about two thirds of the global population in a representative way, and carried out in partnership with WIN, shows:Choosing between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, …

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ORB/Gallup International Global Attitudes Poll: Trump’s Decision on Jerusalem

What do 22,000 people across 24 countries around the world think about President Trumps decision to consider Jerusalem the capital of Israel? And perhaps more importantly, what impact if any might this have on global terrorism? Our exclusive …

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ORB: Monthly Brexit Tracker (January 2018)

Brexit Confidence Poll: 63% disapprove of the way the government is handling Brexit negotiations, continuing to fall from the November high of 66%. While two in three (63%) still disapprove of the way in which the Government is handling …

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Putin and Trump: Two Global Leaders with Very Different Global Perceptions

New research from Gallup International Association (GIA) and WIN shows a significant increase in favourability towards President Putin and a US President who compares significantly less favourably with his predecessor.  But both politicians trail the Pope.Two years ago, …

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ORB: Monthly Brexit Tracker (December 2017)

Brexit Confidence Poll: greater confidence that Britain will be economically better off after Brexit 46% (+9)Despite a week of negative headlines for Britain in the Brexit negotiations, overall confidence in Britain’s economic position post-Brexit has improved.Respondents are more positive …

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ORB: Monthly Brexit Tracker (November 2017)

Brexit Confidence Poll: only 34% approve of the Government’s handling of Brexit negationsThere is no sign that the Prime Minister is beginning to turn things around when it comes to Brexit. Indeed approval of the way in which …

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ORB/Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) – Moderate Parental Drinking and its Negative Impact on Children

A new report published by the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS), with fieldwork conducted by ORB International, shows that parents do not have to regularly drink large amounts of alcohol for their children to notice changes in their …

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ORB/Telegraph Poll: Six in 10 voters want Theresa May to stay on as Prime Minister until after Brexit

A new ORB poll, published on the 9th October in The Daily Telegraph, found the following:Despite her widely reported troubles last week, the public are perhaps still prepared to offer Theresa May the chance to lead. Our survey …

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Gallup International Study – North Korea – fears still don’t provoke a desire for war

Significant fear that North Korea will use a nuclear warhead, but little desire for military response. A poll out today from Gallup International* reveals that 43% of people surveyed believe that it is likely that North Korea will move …

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ORB: Monthly Brexit Tracker (October 2017)

Brexit Confidence Poll: only 36% approve of the Government’s handling of Brexit negationsAhead of this week’s Conservative party conference, ORB International asked 2087 people how they feel the Brexit negotiations are going, and whether the Conservative leader Theresa …

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Uber Poll 2017 – Flexibility key for drivers

ORB International is today publishing the results of its second independent poll of over 1000 licensed private hire drivers across the UK who currently use the Uber app.The survey reveals:Nine in ten (91%) drivers say they are “very/somewhat …

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ORB: Monthly Brexit Tracker (September 2017)

New September Brexit Confidence Poll: 60% of British public disapprove of the government’s handling of negotiationsThe British public remain pessimistic about the handling and potential outcomes of the negotiations. However, the majority believe that Britain will secure greater …

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ORB/Uber: attitudes to car ownership across European cities, September 2017

ORB International has conducted a new independent poll among a sample of 10,000 people in 10 European cities, exploring their attitudes towards car ownership, public transport, and app-based mobility services in their cities.  The poll was conducted online …

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ORB: Monthly Brexit Tracker (August 2017)

Approval of Government’s Brexit Negotiations falls further this month.This months Brexit tracker suggests the damage from a poor election result is continuing to cast doubt over Brexit.  Approval of the Governments handling of the negotiations has fallen again …

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ORB: Monthly Brexit Tracker (July 2017)

HEADLINES There has been a significant decline in Brexit confidence from one month ago.   A majority (56%) now disapprove of the way in which the Government is handling the negotiations.   This is the highest disapproval since January this year. However, …

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Voters’ Opinions On Hunting: ORB Poll For The Countryside Alliance

JUNE 2017. ORB asked 2038 people to identify the issues that would influence their vote at the next election. In addition questions were included on the Hunting Act and propensity to vote for a Conservative candidate in the …

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ORB/Telegraph Poll: 17th-18th May

This week: Con 46% (-) Labour 34% (+2) Lib Dem 7% (-1) UKIP 7% (-) Changes this week Following Labour’s manifesto launch on Tuesday 16th, there has been a slight increase in Labour support shown in this week’s …

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ORB/The Independent: Poll Shows 3 In 4 People Believe The NHS Is In Poor Condition

Full coverage can be found here. Data tables available here. During 10th -11th May, ORB conducted an online poll of 2057 people asking ‘What kind of condition do you think the NHS is in?’

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ORB/Telegraph Poll, 10th-11th May: Conservatives Hold At 46

CON 46% LAB 32% LD 8% UKIP 6% As reported in The Telegraph, this week’s poll shows that Conservatives now lead over Labour across all social classes. As shown in previous weeks, half of 2015 UKIP voters (51%) …

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ORB/Telegraph Poll: Westminster Voting Intention

THIS WEEK: CONSERVATIVES ON NINE POINT LEAD ONE WEEK BEFORE THE ELECTION This is ORB International’s final Westminster voting intention poll before the election on June 8th. This week we see a slight fall in support for Labour, …

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ORB: Monthly Brexit Tracker (June 2017)

Full tables from June’s Brexit confidence tracker can be found here.

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ORB: Monthly Brexit Tracker (May 2017)

Headlines:PUBLIC CONFIDENCE INCREASE IN BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS. NEW POLLING RESULTS.On the first weekend of each month ORB International polls a nationally representative sample of n=2,000 adults aged 18+ throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.This month, 44% said they …

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ORB: Monthly Brexit Tracker (April 2017)

Headlines:OVERALL PUBLIC APPROVAL OF BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS HAS INCREASED TO 55% FOLLOWING TRIGGER OF ARTICLE 50 • PUBLIC APPROVAL OF BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS UP 18% SINCE NOVEMBER • PUBLIC CONFIDENCE THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY REDUCE IMMIGRATION HAS FALLEN • FREE …

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ORB/Telegraph Poll: March 2017

ORB’s poll for The Daily Telegraph reveals that a majority of the British public support pushing through with Brexit even if this could lead to the breakup of the UK. While most respondents oppose Scottish independence, the data …

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Syria Conflict – 6th Anniversary Poll

Poll reveals Syrians want a political solution, but remain pessimistic it can be delivered soon. Research from ORB inside Syria reveals that a political, rather than a military, solution is still preferred. Three in five (61%) feel they …

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March 2017: Confidence In Brexit Remains Steady Following Last Month’s Significant Increase

ORB’s Brexit confidence tracker reveals that the large increases in confidence measured last month have largely remained. A majority (51%) approve of the way in which the government is handling the negotiations. Last month the figure was 53%; …

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January 2017 : Uk Increasingly Likely To Prefer Control Over Immigration Than Access To Free Trade

The British population remain unsure whether the Prime Minister will get the right deal for the UK, while a majority disapprove of the way in which Brexit negotiations are being handled. This month’s Brexit Tracker suggests that Sir …

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ORB: Monthly Brexit Tracker (March 2017)

MARCH 2017 CONFIDENCE IN BREXIT REMAINS STEADY FOLLOWING LAST MONTH’S SIGNIFICANT INCREASEORB’s Brexit Confidence Tracker revels that the large increases in confidence measured last month have largely remained. A majority (51%) approve of the way in which the …

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ORB: Monthly Brexit Tracker (January 2017)

HEADLINES:JANUARY 2017 : UK INCREASINGLY LIKELY TO PREFER CONTROL OVER IMMIGRATION THAN ACCESS TO FREE TRADE.POPULATION REMAIN UNSURE ON WHETHER PRIME MINISTER WILL GET THE RIGHT DEAL FOR THE UK, WHILE A MAJORITY DISAPPROVE OF THE WAY IN …

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ORB/Uber Poll, 2016: Flexibility Identified as Key Benefit

ORB International has conducted an independent poll among a sample of 1000 licensed private hire drivers across the UK who currently use the Uber app, exploring their attitudes towards Uber and more generally towards why they drive with …

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