Headline results from the July-August 2010 survey:
- There is considerable distrust in both politicians and political parties.
- Most people feel angry about the MPs’ expenses issue and think that it has damaged the image of all MPs.
- The abuse of expenses is most often considered to be down to the behaviour of MPs themselves, rather than the broader political establishment.
- Most people hold positive views of the Parliamentary Standards Authority and think that it will make MPs more accountable.
- A small majority of people support the recent budget, although most people think that it will impact negatively on them and on other people, especially on those with low and middle incomes.
- Most people support the government’s protection of the NHS budget, but are less supportive of the isolation of aid to developing countries from cuts in government spending.
For an extended overview of the results as a PDF file click here.