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NHS funding: support for increasing higher rate income tax by 1% UK January 2017

This statistic shows the public support in the United Kingdom (UK) of funding the National Health Service (NHS) by increasing the higher rate of the income tax with one penny per pound as of January 2017. From the respondents, 40 percent strongly supported this way of funding the NHS while 19 percent strongly opposed it.

Public levels of support for increasing the rate of income tax by 1 penny per each pound to fund the NHS in the United Kingdom as of January 2017

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Release date

February 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 26 to January 29, 2017

Number of respondents

1,033 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

Original question: In order to increase the amount of funding available to the NHS, some people support increasing each rate of income tax by one pence in every pound. To what extent would you support or oppose increasing each rate of income tax by one pence in every pound for all who pay income tax?

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