Political party most apt at improving NHS in Great Britain in 2017, by age

This statistic shows the most suitable political parties for dealing with issues concerning the National Health Service (NHS) in Great Britain (GB) according to an opinion poll among GB adults in June 2017, broken down by age group. Of respondents aged 18-24, 61 percent reported they believed the Labour Party to be the most able at improving the national healthcare system, compared with 29 percent of respondents aged 65 and older. By comparison, 7 percent of respondents aged 18-24 were sure the Conservative Party would be best at dealing with issues facing the NHS, while 38 percent of respondents over the age of 65 reported believing in the Conservative Party's abilities.

Distribution of opinion in Great Britain regarding the most suitable UK political party for improving National Health Service (NHS) by age group in 2017

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Release date

June 2017


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

June 5 to June 7, 2017

Number of respondents

2,130 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Here is a list of problems facing the country. Could you say for each of them which political party you think would handle the problem best? - National Health Service"

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