Leave Voters' Vision For Post-Brexit Britain Is Literally 1965

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

New poll results released on Brexit Day give a fascinating and terrifying glimpse into what Leave voters want post-Brexit Britain to look like. The Yo...

What If Brexit Negotiations Fail?

Anthony Wells | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics
Anthony Wells

The government's Brexit negotiating position is ambitious - how would the British public feel if the EU offered the UK less favourable terms?

Almost Half Of Brits Think The Trump State Visit Should Go Ahead

Matthew Smith | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

New YouGov data shows that just under half (49%) of Britons believe Donald Trump's proposed state visit later this year should go ahead, while over a third (36%) want it cancelled. The visit, which will see the new president meet with the Queen, has provoked mass protests in the UK and has seen nearly 1.7million people sign the petition calling for the plug to be pulled on Trump's trip. It follows the president's controversial order banning refugees from various countries entering the US.

This Is How Many People *Actually* Want A Hard Brexit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK

Tim Farron has slammed Theresa May’s Brexit plan as a “theft of democracy” - but now research has revealed just how many Brits actually want a s...

Academics' Survey Shows Little Support For Higher Education Bill

Sally Hunt | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics
Sally Hunt

To protect our students and the global reputation enjoyed by UK universities, we must have more rigorous quality measures applied before any new provider is allowed to access either degree awarding powers or state funding via the student loans system. And it's time for a major rethink on the Tef, which cannot be successful while so many question its value. Let's hope the minister is in listening mode.

Brexit Focus Groups: Business Decision-Makers' Views Six Months After The Vote

Jerry Latter | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Politics
Jerry Latter

Last week, we conducted two online discussion groups to explore the Brexit-related views of senior decision-makers in small businesses (with 1-50 employees) and medium sized organisations (250-999 employees). Participants were chosen from a spread of different industries, sectors, and views of Brexit - both in terms of how they voted and how they think the result has affected their business.

Han Solo Is Britain's Favourite Star Wars Character

Matthew Smith | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Smith

Han Solo is Britain's most beloved Star Wars character, with 21% of those who have ever watched a Star Wars film saying that he was their favourite. Han is even more favoured by those who consider themselves Star Wars fans, at 28%. It is clear that Brits will have been upset with the plot of Episode VII, which sees Solo killed at the end of the movie by his own son.

UK 'Would Have Chosen Remain If Only People Who Changed Underpants Every Day Voted'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK

A Brexit poll on how frequently people wash their clothes has suggested that if only people who changed their underpants every day were allowed to vot...

Europeans: Trump Would Be A Terrible President, Clinton An Average One

Matthew Smith | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

If the US presidential election was held in Europe, Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide, a new seven country study by YouGov shows. However, people in the UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway are not that enthusiastic about the prospect - believing that the former Secretary of State would only be an "average" president and seemingly voting for her because they believe Donald Trump would be a "terrible" Commander in Chief.

Bake Off Viewers Want Andrew To Win This Year's Competition, But Think Candice Will Win

Matthew Smith | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Smith

Taking a step back from the final and looking over the whole of this year's show reveals there is one contestant the viewers have truly taken into their hearts.

Labour Is Losing Its Leave Voters

Matthew Smith | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

Labour is struggling to hold on to its former voters who wanted Brexit, according to the last YouGov/Times survey before the Labour leadership election result is announced... Looking at why former Labour voters are now reluctant to vote Labour again lays the problem clearly at Jeremy Corbyn's door. More than seven in ten (71%) 2015 Labour voters said that they won't vote Labour again because they don't think that Corbyn would make a good Prime Minister. A majority also said that they doubted Labour would be able to form a competent government, and that the party doesn't represent their views.

Even Fans Of Grammar Schools Think They Are Bad For Less Able Children

Matthew Smith | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

Most people who want more grammar schools admit that less academically able children would be better off in a comprehensive system... Do people back grammar schools because they think their own child is smart enough to get into one? The answer seems to be yes.

Support For Junior Doctors Begins To Slip Away As BMA Calls Off Strike

Matthew Smith | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

The BMA has called off next week's junior doctors' strike, citing patient safety concerns. This may prove to be a prudent move, as new YouGov data reveals that the public increasingly believes that junior doctors are wrong to go on strike.

Did YouGov Get Their Labour Leadership Poll Wrong?

Don Brind | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Politics
Don Brind

In 2015 pollsters, including YouGov called the General Election wrong. At 10pm on May 5th the broadcasters delivered a huge shock to Ed Miliband --and the rest of us. If Reg Race is right, Jeremy Corbyn is destined to get a similar shock at around 10am on September 24th.

How Badly Is Jeremy Corbyn Doing?

Anthony Wells | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Politics
Anthony Wells

In terms of public support Labour's current position is poor, but not exceptionally so... Labour's polling on underlying questions like leadership and the economy should be far more worrying for them - their ratings there are terrible. Furthermore, for as long as they are hamstrung by internal fighting, there is no obvious way for them to improve them.

Majority of Voters Think Ukip Is on the Way Out

Matthew Smith | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

Despite the runaway success of the UK Independence Party - with four million votes at the 2015 general election and a Brexit vote at the EU referendum - the majority of voters don't believe that the party will spend much longer as a force in British politics.

Brexit's Social Mobility Challenge

Sir Peter Lampl | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Politics
Sir Peter Lampl

It is crucial that a post-Brexit Britain makes sure that young people still have the same chances to fulfil their talents. The next generation needs clearer options and better information from those around them in order to play to their strengths and fulfil their potential. I hope the new Prime Minister translates her first day promise into real action to make that happen.

British Bosses Should Fear Their 'Credibility Gulf' With the Public

Tom Maddocks | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Tom Maddocks

Bosses need to work harder at learning to 'speak human,' sounding like real people who are dealing with the issues in a realistic way, being more honest about the problems they face, instead of simply repeating a series of 'key messages' in interviews while avoiding the tough questions.

Brexit Basil and Bremain Bridget - How British Fictional Characters Might Vote

Chris Curtis | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Curtis

As we enter the final weeks before the EU referendum politicians, business leaders and even celebrities have entered the campaign. High profile celebrity endorsements have included Benedict Cumberbatch (Remain), Emma Thompson (Remain), Michael Caine (Leave), and Katie Hopkins (Leave). With this in mind, YouGov asked voters how they thought 30 different fictional characters might vote on 23 June.

Recovery in the Polls: Predicting the London Mayor Election Result

Kenneth Bunker | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Kenneth Bunker

Are the pollsters in the clear? Not yet. After the huge defeat in the Westminster elections they will have to prove that they will get better. The London Mayoral election shows a positive advance in a short period of time. However, they will only face the real test in the next UK parliamentary elections. Until then, pollsters have time to improve their methods.

Corbyn Gets Huge Backing Of Labour Members

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn would win an even bigger landslide if Labour MPs forced him to undergo a fresh leadership election, a new poll has revealed. The Elec...

Under Jeremy Corbyn, There's a Chasm Between Labour Members and the General Public

Ian Warren | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Politics
Ian Warren

Jeremy Corbyn has long said that Labour party members will determine policy. The poll I released this week in conjunction with YouGov lifts the lid on the policy views of the Labour party membership, revealing a party which is ill at ease with majority opinion in the country at large.

Three Reasons Small Businesses Needn't Worry about Extended Sunday Trading

Annabel Denham | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Politics
Annabel Denham

The government's plans would see prohibitions limiting large stores from opening on Sundays for more than six hours lifted in certain circumstances. The decision would be devolved to local leaders across England and Wales (Scotland and Ireland already have powers over Sunday trading devolved to their regional parliaments).

Sir Winston Churchill's Grandson Blasts Julian Assange As A 'Poisonous Puff Ball'

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics

Sir Winston Churchill’s grandson today branded Wikileaks founder Julian Assange a “poisonous puff ball” in a Twitter rant. Tory MP Sir Nichol...

British Press 'Most Right-Wing' in Europe

Will Dahlgreen | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Will Dahlgreen

British people are the most likely to say their press is right wing out of seven European countries - and the most likely to say the press is too negative about immigration...