In The Observer today the New Review section has a fascinating survey, here are a few things that stand out.
Which of the following causes you the most anxiety in life?
Money = 30%
Family = 16%
Health = 16%
Work pressures = 9%
Time pressures = 8%
Love life = 4%
Other = 3%
Nothing = 15%
How much of a stigma do you think is attached to mental health issues in the UK?
A great deal = 30%
Some = 52%
A little = 16%
None = 2%
A lack of affordable housing is one of the biggest issues affecting Britain at the moment?
NET: Agree = 73% NET: Disagree = 9%
Do you actively practise your religion, eg you attend regular religious services?
Yes – 29%
No – 71%
Base – all who associate with a religion
To what extent do you agree with the following statement: “These days religion is a negative influence in the world rather than a force for good”?
Strongly agree – 30%
Agree – 31%
Neither agree or disagree – 23%
Disagree – 10%
Strongly disagree – 5%
NET: Agree – 61%
NET: Disagree – 15%
How often do you tend to personally experience sexism in the UK?
In the workplace: once a week or more = 17%
In the street: once a week or more = 13%
Elsewhere: once a week or more = 13%
Base: all women
How frequently do you look at (any) social networks?
Several times a day = 37%
A few times a day = 22%
Once a day = 17%
2-3 times per week = 9%
Once a week = 5%
Once every couple of weeks = 3%
Once a month = 2%
Less often = 5%
Base: all who have used social networking sites in the past six months
*Northern Ireland has the lowest percentage of Internet users: only 79% of adults have ever used the Internet. London has the highest percentage of users with 90%.
See the full survey which covers various other topics here
In the run-up to elections, it’s interesting to see much of what this survey uncovers.