Concern about immigration the biggest mover in the February Issues Index from Ipsos-MORI

February 22nd, 2013

The regular polling that measures salience

The monthly isssues index from Ipsos-MORI is one of my favourite regular surveys because it is the only one that is designed to measure how salient people’s concerns are.

This is done by having the interviews take place face-to-face and to ask what that sampled see as the main issues facing the country without any prompting. There is no limit on the number of responses people can give.

The chart shows the February findings with changes on January.

Concern about the EU, in the period following Dave’s big EU speech with the promise of a referendum, sees a 3% rise to 9% – but that is not enough to get it into the top 10.

Mike Smithson

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