Headline results from the January 2011 survey:
- The majority of respondents thought that the coalition government would last until the end of 2011, although only a minority were positive about the government's performance since taking power.
- Most respondents did not support the increase in VAT to 20 per cent, with a substantial proportion of respondents considering the increase unfair in general and 86 per cent thinking that it may have a negative impact on households with low incomes.
- Respondents had a positive view of their health in general and the healthiness of their diet in particular.
- A majority of respondents were pessimistic about poverty rates in the UK, with over 60 per cent thinking that rates had increased in the past ten years and 75 per cent thinking they would increase over the next ten years.
- Finally, respondents were asked about their New Year's resolutions. The most popular resolutions were weight loss, taking more exercise and enjoying life more.
For an extended overview of the results as a PDF file click here.