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Public opinion surveys

We conduct public opinion research every winter and before and after electoral events.

Winter tracker research

Once a year, we conduct a UK-wide survey to find out the public's views on electoral issues such as the voting and registration process, party finance and electoral fraud.

The four most recent surveys are available below. The 2012, 2013 and 2014 research also included a black and minority ethnic (BME) groups boost element.

DateReportData Tables

2015

Report (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

2014

Report (PDF)

Report - BME boost (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

Data tables - BME boost (PDF)

2013

Report (PDF)

Report - BME boost (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

Data tables - BME boost (PDF)

2012

Report (PDF)

Report – BME boost (PDF)

Report – BME boost sample with
ethnic group breaks (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

Data tables – BME boost (PDF)

2011

Report (PDF)

Segmentation analysis (PDF)

Online validation study (XLS)

2010

Report (PDF)

Not available

2009

Report (PDF)

 Not available

Post-election surveys

We also conduct annual public opinion surveys following elections.

Date Election/Referendum Report Data Tables

June 2016

Referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union

Report (PDF)

Technical report (PDF)

Data tables UK (PDF)

Data tables (individual nations) - (Zip file)

May 2016

Local and mayoral elections in England

Report (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

May 2016

London Mayor and GLA elections

Report (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

May 2016

Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Report (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

May 2016

National Assembly for Wales

Report (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

May 2016

Northern Ireland Assembly

Report (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

May 2016

Scottish Parliament

Report (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

Data tables 16/17 year olds boost (PDF)

May 2016

Aggregated results for the UK overall (results for individual elections available above)

Report (PDF)

Technical report (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

May 2015

UK general election

Report (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

May 2015

Local and mayoral elections in England

Report (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

September 2014

Scottish Independence Referendum

Report (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

May 2013

English local elections

Welsh local elections

May 2013 elections - Report (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

May 2014

English local elections

Elections to the European Parliament

May 2014 elections - Report (PDF)

May 2014 elections - Topline findings (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

November 2012

PCC elections

Report (PDF)

Data tables (PDF)

Data tables excluding Bristol and Hartlepool (PDF)

May 2012

English Local government elections

Report (DOC)

Data tables (PDF)

May 2012

Scottish Parliament

Report (DOC)

Data tables (PDF)

May 2012

National Assembly for Wales

Report (DOC)

Data tables (PDF)

May 2012

London Mayoral election

Report (DOC)

Data tables (PDF)

May 2012

Mayoral referendums

Report (DOC)

Data tables (PDF)

May 2011

English local government elections

Elections to the National Assembly for Wales

Elections to the Scottish Parliament

May 2011 elections  – Report (PDF)

Toplines (PDF)

Not available

May 2010

UK general election

English local government elections

May 2010 elections– Report (PDF)

 Not available

June 2009

English local elections

Elections to the European Parliament

June 2009 elections - Report (PDF)

 Not available

Research