Ipsos Mori

The Leadership of Ed Miliband - How Does He Compare?

Harry Carr | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Politics
Harry Carr

Where does Ed Miliband sit, then, in comparison with other recent leaders of the opposition? On some measures, the leader with the most similar figures is Michael Howard. Ed Miliband scores better than William Hague and Iain Duncan Smith, but this is hardly comforting news.

With Just a Hundred Days to Go, the SNP Still Have a Mountain of Public Scepticism to Climb

Jim Murphy MP | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Politics
Jim Murphy MP

The truth is that after two years of campaigning the SNP haven't managed to move the ball forward in any game changing way at all. Having failed to become the 'momentum campaign' the SNP went in search of elusive big moments. But to those who have been following events closely the SNP's campaign has been a series of false starts and stumbled half answers.

Things Can Only Get Better? The History of the Ipsos MORI Economic Optimism Index

Harry Carr | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Harry Carr

Britons appear by nature to be pessimistic with regard to the economy. We have now had 11 consecutive months of positive EOI scores - the second longest on record, behind a 15 month period around and following the 1987 general election. If we are to see this optimism to continue into the 2015 general election, it will beat the record by a full eight months.

Immigration - Are We Talking About It?

Tom Frere-Smith | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Frere-Smith

Politicians from all parties have traditionally struggled to make their rhetoric on immigration chime with the British public's views. New findings from Ipsos MORI showing a divergence of public opinion on the subject, may explain why.

What Do Most Voters Thank Clegg For, Rather Than The Tories?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems have spoken a lot about raising the starting threshold for income tax as high as £12,500 in order to help the poorest and...

Mind the Gap: What the Public Thinks About Charities

Dan Corry | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Dan Corry

Today NPC publishes research with Ipsos MORI looking at the public's attitude to charities. There is a wealth of interesting material uncovered by the polling and set out in our report. But in thinking about the research a number of things have occurred to me that are particularly worth sharing.

Tuned In or Turned Off? Public Attitudes to PMQs

Ruth Fox | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Politics
Ruth Fox

In principle, the public recognise that PMQs is an important part of the democratic process because of the opportunity to hold the government to account. But PMQs in practice alienates, angers and frustrates...

Poll Finds British Public Want To Stay In EU

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A new poll suggests that while the British public aren't ready to pull out of the European Union just yet, they would like to see a shift in power awa...

Goodbye 2013: The Year Social Media Arrived

Kenny McDonald | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Tech
Kenny McDonald

If the success of my mate Andy's Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs and the resulting media interest is anything to go by, then 2013 was th...

What Do Brits Really Think About Immigration?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Most people in Britain think immigration is a problem - but not where they live, a major new report has revealed. While 70% think it is a problem f...

Too Much Too Soon?

Simon Atkinson | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Atkinson

At last! The economic recovery is finally under way. Its dynamics - rising borrowing, a housing "bubble", uncertain prospects for the eurozone - may trouble some readers. But, as the news over the last month or two has underlined, we are at least now living with an economy which is growing rather than shrinking.

Billboards in the Sky - Why Ryanair Needs to Change the Mood Music

Milorad Ajder | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK
Milorad Ajder

Ryanair, one of the most successful brands in the last 25 years, has always taken an uncompromising approach when dealing with its customers - follow the rules to the letter and get a cheap fare - any deviation and costs will escalate. No excuses, no quarter given...

Your Chance to Tell Animal Researchers What Openness Looks Like to You

Chris Magee | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
Chris Magee

In October 2012, over 40 organisations involved with bioscience in the UK signed a Declaration on Openness on Animal Research, committing them to se...

Prince George and the Royal Polling Numbers

Simon Atkinson | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Atkinson

This week's royal christening seems an appropriate moment to take stock and look at how public opinion towards the royal family is evolving. Overall, the message remains positive, particularly when compared to the bumpy ride that was the 1990s...

One In 10 Voters Think Nigel Farage Leans Towards The Left

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

One in ten voters believe Nigel Farage leans to the left, according to some rather confusing poll results. Voters surveyed in an Ipsos MORI poll fo...

London, Paris, New York: Some Things You Just Can't Bottle

John Worne | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK
John Worne

This week I was a panellist at the launch event for the inaugural Ipsos MORI Top Cities survey - a worldwide poll that crowned London as the most popular city in Europe, but forced us to tip our bowler hats to New York as the global winner. But in amongst the data were a few fascinating phenomena...

Yes, UK Women Think Society's Sexist, and Social Media Is the Natural Place to Talk About It

Sarah Castell | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Castell

A wider debate has now emerged about the role of women in society. 'Fourth wave feminism' questions whether men and women both have a subconscious misogyny, perhaps a blind spot about women's role in public life. Do we all assume women will shut up and sit back, rather than fighting for a space within public discourse?

The Perils of Perception

Bobby Duffy | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Politics
Bobby Duffy

People are wildly wrong when we ask them about many aspects of life in Britain, as highlighted in a new survey by Ipsos MORI for the Royal Statistical Society and King's College London.

Same-Sex Marriage: Are the Politicians Leading - or Following?

Simon Atkinson | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Atkinson

David Cameron will note that Britain is one of the countries most in favour of gay marriage, with 66% in support. It's worth noting that most people in this country (58%) now have a work colleague, friend or relation who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), a pattern which is by no means the case in all countries covered in the survey.

Support For Tories Doubles Amongst Young People

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics

The Conservative party have seen a surge in support from young people under the leadership of David Cameron, in part due to their unrelenting pursuit ...

The Political System Doesn't Work For Most Of Us, So Let's Change It

Martin Wilding | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Politics
Martin Wilding

Of course politicians are unlikely to vote for change that's not in their interests. If we want participatory democracy, we'll have to change the system ourselves. So, 650 members of the Ordinary People Movement will aim to represent the 42% of voters who want to participate by standing for election on a platform of constitutional change.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Great EU Protest Vote

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Thursday 16 May 2013... 1) THE GREAT EU PROTEST VOTE So, Dave, how are all those carrots and concessions on E...

Crime Is Falling - But Have We Noticed?

Simon Atkinson | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Atkinson

What does appear to be clear beyond reasonable doubt is that crime in this country is falling. It's falling in some other countries too, but the decline is particularly marked in Britain. Crime in England and Wales has halved since the 1990s, including an 8% fall in a single year.

Climate Change Casts a Long Shadow Over British Childhoods

David Bull | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK
David Bull

By showing strong leadership and committing its fair share of new money to the Green Climate Fund to help children adapt to the effects of climate change, the UK Government can make sure children everywhere have enough nutritious food to eat, grow up to fulfil their potential and do not pay for our past mistakes with their futures.

Thatcher Or Blair - Who Would Britain Choose?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Politics

Margaret Thatcher has pipped Tony Blair in a new opinion poll of Prime Ministers past and present. The Iron Lady was rated as the premier who would...