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Which of these statements best describes your opinion on the present system of governing Britain?*
UK politics: public opinion on government effectiveness 2004-2018
This statistic shows public opinion on the state of the present system of governing in Great Britain from 2004 to 2018. In the most recent period of 2018, 29 percent of respondents felt that the system needed a great deal of improvement. The share of respondents who felt that the system could be improved quite a lot remained nearly constant, dropping from 42 to 38 percent of respondents. By comparison, the share of respondents who believed the way of governing could be improved in small ways, but overall worked quite well, decreased from 34 percent in 2004 to 27 percent in the most recent surveyed time period.
Which of these statements best describes your opinion on the present system of governing Britain?*
Needs a great deal of improvementCould be improved quite a lotCould be improved in small ways but mainly works wellWorks extremely well and could not be improved
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Source

Release date

April 2018

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2004 to 2018**

Number of respondents

1,230**

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

GB adults

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

*Percentages not equalling 100 may be due to 'don't know'/no responses.
**Fieldwork was done in the December and January prior to publication date.
**Figure is for 2018 study, base varies for previous years:
2004, n=1,913
2005, n=2,003
2006, n=1,142
2007, n=1,282
2008, n=1,073
2009, n=1,051
2010, n=1,156
2011, n=1,197
2012, n=1,163
2013, n=1,128
2014, n=1,286
2015, n=1,123
2016, n=1,231
2017, n= 1,771

UK politics: public opinion on government effectiveness 2004-2018
This statistic shows public opinion on the state of the present system of governing in Great Britain from 2004 to 2018. In the most recent period of 2018, 29 percent of respondents felt that the system needed a great deal of improvement. The share of respondents who felt that the system could be improved quite a lot remained nearly constant, dropping from 42 to 38 percent of respondents. By comparison, the share of respondents who believed the way of governing could be improved in small ways, but overall worked quite well, decreased from 34 percent in 2004 to 27 percent in the most recent surveyed time period.
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