Political party most apt at handling law and order in GB in 2017, by age

This statistic shows the most suitable political parties for dealing with issues concerning law enforcement and public order in the United Kingdom, according to an opinion poll among adults in Great Britain in June 2017, broken down by age group. Of respondents aged 65 and older, 52 percent reported they believed the Conservative Party to be the most able at handling law and order policies, compared with 18 percent of respondents aged 18-24. 42 percent of respondents between the ages of 18-24 were sure the Labour Party would be best at dealing with issues facing law and order, while 20 percent of respondents over the age of 65 believed in the Labour Party's ability.

Distribution of opinion in Great Britain regarding the most suitable UK political party for handling law and order policies 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? - Law and order"

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