Concern about the health service at its highest since 2002
Concern about the NHS is at its highest level since in 15 years and English people are more worried than Scots, according to new research.
In the February 2017 Ipsos MORI/Economist Issues Index, the NHS was seen as one of the biggest issues facing the country by 52 per cent of respondents.
In the south of England, 61 per cent of respondents were concerned about the health service, while in Scotland — where health spending has not been so drastically restricted — the figure was just 44 per cent.
Unsurprisingly, over-45s are significantly more likely to be concerned by the state of the health service.
While Brexit is still considered the single most important issue facing the country, concern with immigration has fallen steadily since the referendum.
Additionally, although commentators endlessly discuss Labour’s immigration dilemma, just 23 per cent of its voters see immigration as one of the most important issues facing the country, compared to 38 per cent of Conservatives.Like this article? Sign up to Left Foot Forward's weekday email for the latest progressive news and comment - and support campaigning journalism by making a donation today.