How does the public react to rebellious MPs?
Tomorrow, we launch our annual report on the rebelliousness of MPs, packed full of data about the behaviour of MPs in the last session – who’s rebelled, how often, over what. And whether the record-breaking behaviour seen in the first session of the Parliament continued into the second. But how ...13 May 2013
Statutory? Or Statue Tories?
Do we need statutory regulation of the press? Perhaps the press should be regulated, but in a non-statutory way? Or maybe we need statutory under-pinning of any regulation? As the row about Lord Justice Leveson’s report has raged, I’ve wondered about another question: do the public even know what ‘statutory’ ...06 Dec 2012
Politicians – we warn you not to be wealthy…
If politicians have to start revealing their tax returns, how will voters respond? To test this, we tried a very simple split sample experiment. We showed a third of a normal YouGov sample the profiles of two imaginary candidates, called John and George: John Burns is 48 years old, and ...20 Apr 2012