- A quarter of 18-34-year-olds say restrictions are lifting ‘too slowly’ (24%), with around two in five of the same age group saying the timing is ‘about right’ (43%)
- Younger adults (18-34) are also the least likely to say that current restrictions are clear (49%), compared to two in five of those aged 35-54 (21%), and 14% of 55+
- Westminster Voting Intention: Con 42% (=), Lab 35% (=), LDM 7% (-1), SNP 5% (+1), Green 4% (+1), Other 7% (=) – changes from 2-4 April
COVID restrictions and vaccine rollout
Overall amongst UK adults, half (50%) say that the timing of the UK coming out of lockdown is ‘about right’, with a quarter saying its too fast (26%) and two in five saying that its too slow (19%).
The proportion who say its too slow rises to a quarter (24%) amongst those aged 18-34, with two in five of this age group (43%) saying that the timing is ‘about right’.
Unsurprisingly, over three in five 2019 Conservative voters say that the government’s roadmap is ‘about right’ (63%), while a third of Labour voters say that its ‘too fast’ (33%).
Are the current restrictions clear?
Overall, it seems that UK adults think that they are. Three in five (61%) say that they are clear, with under one in five saying that they are unclear (17%). Those aged 18-34 are the most likely to say that the restrictions are ‘unclear’ (21%).
New variants a threat to the roadmap?
Despite the success of the vaccine rollout and both cases and deaths at their lowest for months, three in five are ‘concerned’ that new variants of coronavirus could push back the UK’s roadmap out of lockdown (61%), with a third saying that they are ‘not concerned’ about this (33%).
Those aged 55+ (68%) and 2019 Labour voters (69%) are the most concerned groups, while those aged 18-34 are the most likely to say that they are not concerned (37%).