Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Not an issue

The Ipsos MORI July 2015 Issues Index is mildly interesting.

Ipsos MORI's Issues Index is conducted monthly and provides an overview of the key issues concerning the country. Ipsos MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 989 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain. The questions are spontaneous - i.e. respondents are not prompted with any answers.

Immigration seems to be high on the worry list but climate change isn't even mentioned. No mention in the data table either. Perhaps Pollution/environment is supposed to cover it these days, but where's the catastrophe? Moved over to immigration as far as one can see, Where next though?

H/T politicalbetting.


Demetrius said...

The quota sample is given as 989, which might be alright for some purposes. But for highly complex matters in which critical elements can shift in the short and long term, the poll is basically an off the cuff sketch of the day.

James Higham said...

Still, immigration is clearly indicated.

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - it is, although it may be longer that a day. Possibly as long as a week or two.

James - it is, but the attention is easily distracted.

Graeme said...

What are the government's concerns? Antibiotics, climate change, food?

A K Haart said...

Graeme - hard to say but to some extent popular concerns are also government concerns because they do much to engineer narratives.