Feb Ipsos MORI Issues index has immigration the biggest riser.Economy still top. EU still doesn’t make top 10 twitter.com/MSmithsonPB/stâ€¦
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) February 22, 2013
The regular polling that measures salience
The monthly isssues index from Ipsos-MORI is one of my favourite regular surveys because it is the only one that is designed to measure how salient people’s concerns are.
This is done by having the interviews take place face-to-face and to ask what that sampled see as the main issues facing the country without any prompting. There is no limit on the number of responses people can give.
The chart shows the February findings with changes on January.
Concern about the EU, in the period following Dave’s big EU speech with the promise of a referendum, sees a 3% rise to 9% – but that is not enough to get it into the top 10.
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