Most important issues facing Great Britain (GB) in 2017, by age

This statistic shows the most important issues facing the United Kingdom according to an opinion poll among adults in Great Britain in June 2017, broken down by age group. Of respondents aged 65 years and older, 63 percent reported they believed Britain leaving the EU (Brexit) to be the greatest issue their country was faced with, compared with 50 percent of respondents between the ages of 18-24. National defense and security issues were cause for concern to 50 percent of respondents over the age of 65, while 30 percent of respondents aged 18-24 believed such issues to be worrisome. Furthermore, issues concerning healthcare policies were viewed as most important by 51 percent of respondents aged 18-24, compared with 39 percent of respondents aged 65 and older.

Distribution of opinion in Great Britain regarding the most important issues facing the country in 2017, by age group

18-2425-4950-6465+
Britain leaving the EU50%55%60%63%
Defence and security30%37%45%50%
Health51%37%44%39%
Immigration and asylum14%33%42%50%
Economy27%27%28%26%
Education27%17%11%8%
Housing15%12%9%8%
Crime9%12%8%11%
Welfare benefits9%10%12%8%
Environment14%8%5%4%
Pensions1%3%8%12%
Family life and childcare2%4%2%2%
Tax6%4%2%3%
Transport1%2%1%1%
None of these3%2%1%0%
Don't know6%3%1%1%
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Source

Release date

June 2017

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

June 5 to June 7, 2017

Number of respondents

2,130 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Which of the following do you think are the most important issues facing the country at this time? Please pick up to three."
Multiple answers were possible, respondents could choose up to three answers.

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