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Political party most apt at tackling unemployment in GB in 2017, by age

This statistics shows the most suitable political parties for dealing with issues concerning unemployment in the United Kingdom according to an opinion poll among adults in Great Britain in June 2017, broken-down by age group. Of respondents between the ages of 18-24, 47 percent reported they believed the Labour Party to be the most able at handling unemployment, compared with 25 percent of respondents aged 65 and older. 41 percent of respondents over the age of 65 were sure the Conservative Party would be best at dealing with issues facing unemployment, while 16 percent of respondents aged 18-24 believed in the ability of the Conservative Party.

Distribution of opinion in Great Britain regarding the potential of UK political parties tackling unemployment, by age group

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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?"

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