Pensions & education move into the top 10
The July issues index from Ipsos-MORI for the Economist is just out and as can be seen from the chart there are big increases for immigration and the NHS.
This polling has been carried out in the same way for 37 years and involves interviewees being asked face to face and completely unprompted to name the main issues they are are facing the country.
It is always said that the lack of prompting makes this a good test of salience and the pollsters online archive is a great resource.
Inevitably it’s the economy that tops people’s concerns followed by unemployment. But this month as well we see big rises for both immigration and the NHS.
Education and pensions also see increase.
Mike Smithson @MSmithsonPB