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Satisfaction with the way Parliament works 1995-2010

Published:30 March 2011
Fieldwork:1995 - 2010
Keywords:Constitution, Parliament, Political engagement, Satisfaction ratings
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Q Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way that Parliament works?

  21 April-
8 May
1995*
17-21
August
2000*
9-15
May
2001*
6-17
December
2003
23-28
November
2006
29-31
May
2009**
13-19
November
2009
 3-9 December 2010
  % % % % % %  %  %
Very satisfied  2 4 4 1 2 2 1  1
Fairly satisfied  32 39 41 35 33 18 32  26
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied  27 19 16 27 24 11 24  33
Fairly dissatisfied  22 21 19 23 24 30 25  24
Very dissatisfied  9 8 11 9 9 33 13  11
No opinion  8 10 9 5 8 6 4  4

 





 
Satisfied  34 43 45 36 35 20 33  27
Dissatisfied  31 29 30 32 33 63 38  35
Net satisfied  +3 +14 +15 +4 +2 -43 -5  -8

*In 1995 and 2000, asked as "To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way each is doing its job these days? The way Parliament works"
*In 2001, asked as "To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way each is doing its job these days? The way the Westminster Parliament works"

**In May 2009, asked as "Q To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way each is doing its job these days? The Westminster Parliament"

Base: c. 1,500-2,000 UK (GB & NI) adults aged 18+ (2001-6) or c. 1,000-2,000 GB adults aged 18+ (1995, 2000, 2009, 2010)

See also Q Overall, how well or badly do you think Parliament works? (1973-1998), Satisfaction with MPs (1991-2009)

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