Here are the results of a survey of 1,044 people in the UK asking whether the UK government should carry out air strikes against ISIS in Syria. The exact question wording was as follows:
“Should the UK Government carry out air strikes against ISIS in Syria?”
All answers were gathered between 13:52 & 19:40 on Wednesday 2nd, December 2015, at the time the motion was being discussed in Parliament. Below are the overall results, followed by splits by Gender, Age, and Region.
There were 1,044 responses. Unweighted the results came at 43.3% against air strikes, 30.0% in favour, 26.7% undecided.
The weighted responses (778 demographic profiles available) came out as follows:
- The result was statistically significant. “No” in answer to the question “Should the UK Government carry out air strikes against ISIS in Syria?”
- Further breakdown:
- Women were more likely to say “No” than men (42.1% women; 39.6% men)
- Older age groups were more likely to say “Yes” than younger groups.
Results by Gender
Below are results split by male / female responses.
Results by Age Range
Below are responses split by age group.
18-24 Age Group
25-34 Age Group
35-44 Age Group
45-54 Age Group
55-64 Age Group
65+ Age Group
Results by Region
(note: Just 32 responses from Wales, so not enough to judge. Included for completeness)
(note: Just 14 responses from Northern Ireland, so not enough to judge. Included for completeness)
About the Data
Here’s the sampling bias that was used for weighting (vs the Internet Population of the UK)
All data was gathered by asking the question of UK internet users, between 2pm and 8pm on 2nd December 2015. Users were browsing a mixture of news sites, reference sites, mobile apps, and other general interest websites. As with all polling, there are many caveats on this data, I do not list these in there entirety, but feel free to ask if you are intested.
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