We the People – HS2 Poll September 2018
Survey of 2,015 British adults on their views on the planned building of HS2
  • Two thirds of British adults do not think HS2 would benefit them personally at all (67%)
  • Three in five British adults think that HS2 is poor value for money (61%)
  • Four in five British adults think HS2 will end up costing more than its projected cost of £56 billion (79%)
  • More British adults oppose the construction of HS2 than support it (38% vs 35% respectively)
  • A high majority of British adults would rather the government spent its planned £99 billion on improving the capacity of existing railways instead of building HS2 (85% vs 15%)
  • The highest priority for British adults in terms of government spending on infrastructure are most likely to be repair and maintenance of roads (not motorways) (22%), closely followed by the building of HS2 (21%)
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Date Published
12/09/18
Client
We the People
Methodology
Survey of 2,015 British adults online between 7th and 9th September 2018. Data were weighted to be demographically representative by age, gender and region. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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