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Private Provision of Public Services

Published:19 June 2008
Fieldwork:2000 - 2008
Keywords:Privatisation, Public Services
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Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
"In principle, public services should be run by the government or local authorities, rather than by private companies"

  2000 5 June
2001
13-15 June
2008
  % % %
Strongly agree
27
45
50
Tend to agree
39
33
29
Neither agree nor disagree
14 10
6
Tend to disagree
14
6
9
Strongly disagree
3
3
5
Don't know
4
3
2




Agree
66
78
79
Disagree
17
9
14

Base: c. 1,000 GB adults aged 18+

 

"People who provide public services should be employed by the government or local authorities rather than by private companies"
  2000 5 June
2001
13-15 June
2008
  % % %
Strongly agree
22
40
48
Tend to agree
39
36
29
Neither agree nor disagree
17
11
7
Tend to disagree
14
7
9
Strongly disagree
3
2
5
Don't know
5
4
2




Agree
61
76
77
Disagree
17
9
14

Base: c. 1,000 GB adults aged 18+

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