ITV News Index

ComRes interviewed British adults on behalf of ITV News

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Date Published
14 Apr 2013

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MAJORITY OF BRITS THINK THATCHER FUNERAL PROTESTS WOULD BE WRONG BUT ONE IN FOUR DISAGREE

As plans for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral are rehearsed and details finalised, the latest Index poll conducted by ComRes for ITV News at Ten reveals that while the majority of Brits believe protests at her funeral would be wrong, one in four still disagree.

While six out of ten (61%) British adults think it is wrong to protest at Thatcher’s funeral, 28% disagree and 11% aren’t sure. A substantial minority (39%) accept that people are entitled to protest at the funeral if they want to, but only one in four (26%) believe that it is right for people to do so.

Nearly two thirds (65%) agree that the police should stop any protest from disrupting the funeral. 23% disagree. 12% don’t know.

Two thirds of the population (66%) believe that whatever you think of someone, celebrating their death is inappropriate. Just one in five (20%) disagree and 14% are not sure.

More than half (54%) say they are not interested in watching coverage of Margaret Thatcher’s funeral, while a third (31%) disagree and 15% don’t know. Just one in four (28%) say they plan to watch coverage of the funeral on television, either live or recorded, while a more than half (52%) disagree and one in five (20%) are not sure. Those aged 65 (40%) and over are most likely to watch the funeral on television with less interest among younger age groups.

 

 

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