Ipsos MORI Political Monitor: Immigration and Asylum

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New research shows that two in five Britons (43%) still feel the issue of immigration has been discussed too little, 28% think it’s discussed about the right amount and 26% that it has been discussed too much.

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Ipsos MORI Political Monitor: Immigration and Asylum

  1. 1. Immigration and asylum Ipsos MORI Political Monitor Public attitudes to immigration
  2. 2. 2 2 4 19 19 12 11 28 28 34 36 4 2 February 2014 March 2014 Very satisfied Fairly satisfied Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied Fairly dissatisfied Very dissatisfied Don't know Satisfaction with government’s handing of immigration and asylum – monthly change Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the way the government is dealing with immigration and asylum? 62%21% Source: Ipsos MORI Political MonitorBase:1,000 British adults 18+, 8th – 12th March 2014; 10,12 British adults 18+, 1st – 3rd February 2014 64%23%
  3. 3. 3 Satisfaction with government’s handing of immigration and asylum over time Source: Ipsos MORIBase: c. 1,000 British adults each month Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the way the government is dealing with immigration and asylum? 14% 14% 11% 16% 14% 15% 21% 23% 67% 68% 72% 66% 67% 64% 62% 64% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Satisfied Dissatisfied
  4. 4. 4 Government open and honest about scale of immigration Please could you tell me the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Source: Ipsos MORI Political MonitorBase: 1,000 British adults 18+, 8th – 12th March 2014 Don’t know 3% 15% 10% 29% 40% 4% 69% Strongly disagree Strongly agree The government is open and honest about the scale of immigration into Britain 18%
  5. 5. 5 2 3 3 10 11 15 8 3 10 25 29 29 51 51 40 4 2 4 January 2003 October 2007 March 2014 Strongly agree Tend to agree Neither agree nor disagree Tend to disagree Strongly disagree Don't know Government open and honest about scale of immigration over time Please could you tell me the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: 80%14% Source: Ipsos MORI Base: 1,000 British adults 18+, 8th – 12th March 2014; 1.013 British adults 18+, 31st October – 1st November 2007; 2,057 British adults 18+, 16th – 21st January 2003. Please note, the data collected in March 2014 and October 2007 used a telephone methodology, the data collected in January 2003 used a face-to-face methodology. Comparisons should be made with caution. 69%18% The government is open and honest about the scale of immigration into Britain 12% 76%
  6. 6. 6 Immigration discussed too much, too little or right amount? Generally speaking, do you think that the issue of immigration has been discussed in Britain too much, too little or about the right amount over the last few years? Source: Ipsos MORI Political MonitorBase: 1,000 British adults 18+, 8th – 12th March 2014 26% 28% 43% Don’t know – 2% It has been discussed too little It has been discussed too much It has been discussed about the right amount
  7. 7. 7 11% 26% 20% 28% 62% 43% 7% 2% April 2011 March 2014 It has been discussed too much It has been discussed about the right amount It has been discussed too little Don't know Immigration discussed too much, too little or right amount? Generally speaking, do you think that the issue of immigration has been discussed in Britain too much, too little or about the right amount over the last few years? Source: Ipsos MORI and YouGov Base: 1,000 British adults 18+, 8th – 12th March 2014 (Ipsos MORI); 2.735 British adults 18+, 14th – 15th April 2011 (YouGov). Ipsos MORI survey conducted by telephone and YouGov survey conducted online therefore comparisons should be made with caution.
  8. 8. For more on public attitudes to immigration in the UK, see: www.ipsos-mori.com/immigration-review Contacts: Bobby Duffy, Managing Director Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute: bobby.duffy@ipsos.com Kully Kaur-Ballagan, Research Director, Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute: kully.kaur-ballagan@ipsos.com Tom Frere-Smith, Research Manager, Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute: tom.frere-smith@ipsos.com

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