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Public opinion of an early General Election in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016

This statistic shows the diversity in opinion between respondents concerning an early general election following Theresa May’s promotion to Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK). 55 Percent of respondents aged between 18 to 24 year olds stated that an early general election should take place, whereas 56 percent of respondents aged 60 and over stated the contrary.

Do you think Theresa May should or should not call an early general election?

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Release date

July 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period

July 11, 2016

Number of respondents

2,820 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question originally posed as "Theresa May has become the presumptive winner of the Conservative leadership election and is in line to become Prime Minister. Do you think she (Theresa May) should or should not call an early general election?"

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