Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils: An independent survey of residents
Views of adults in Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Councils on various aspects of the proposal to create a new single District Council.
  • Residents in Babergh and Mid Suffolk are more likely to be favourable towards the proposed creation of a single District Council (49%) than unfavourable (31%). Those in Mid Suffolk are more likely to be favourable (55%) than those in Babergh (42%).
  • Three in ten people have not heard of the proposal (30%).
  • Residents in Babergh and Mid Suffolk are more likely to be not or not very concerned about the proposed creation of a single District Council (54%) than fairly or very concerned (43%).
  • If a single District Council were created, residents are more likely to place importance on this council providing long term financial stability to protect services (72% say this is ‘very important’) and directly delivering all public services better (69% ‘very important’).
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Date Published
23/03/2018
Client
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Methodology
ComRes interviewed 4,003 adults aged 18+ living in the Babergh or Mid Suffolk District Council areas by telephone. ComRes interviewed 2,000 adults aged 18+ living in Babergh District and 2,003 adults aged 18+ living in Mid Suffolk District. Fieldwork was conducted between 24th October 2017 and 6th February 2018. Two stages of weighting were applied to the responses. Data were initially weighted to be representative of all adults living in Mid Suffolk and Babergh Districts separately by:
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Council area
  • Socio-economic grade (SEG)
  • Ethnicity
Data were then weighted by council size to be representative of the combined population of Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils. Quotas were also set to ensure a good spread of responses by Council ward and working status (economically active vs. economically inactive).

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