Opinion on politicians making promises in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

This statistic shows the general sentiment towards the right of politicians in the United Kingdom (UK) to make promises they could not afford in government. From the respondents, a total of 90 percent agree in some way with the statement that politicians should not make promises they cannot keep.

To what extent do you agree or disagree that politicians in the United Kingdom (UK) should not make promises if they will not be able for afford them in government?

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Release date

September 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period

August 24th to August 25th, 2016

Number of respondents

2,033 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Source question: Before the 2015 General Election, all parties committed to getting the UK's public finances under control. When making decisions in government about how to do so - such as where to cut public spending or make changes to tax rates - politicians often have to make difficult choices regarding the best course of action. Thinking about how politicians make those decisions, to what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? - Politicians should not make promises if they will not be able to afford them in government.

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