The May 2022 VOX POP survey asked about:
- World Affairs / In the News
- Cost of Living Crisis
- Monkey Pox
- the Platinum Jubilee
- MP’s / Elections
937 local people completed this survey, meaning results for Hull are reported with a confidence interval of 3.19% at a 99% confidence level (e.g. we are 99% certain that the actual result falls within +/-3.19 percentage points of the reported figure).
An infographic summary of the results can be found here: May 2022 Infographic
A more detailed analysis report can be found here: May 2022 Report
- Two thirds of respondents (64%) believe that countries should be sanctioned through sport.
- Respondents are mostly split between those who believe that Britain is not doing enough to enable Ukrainian refugees to come to Britain (49%) and those who believe that Britain is doing the right amount (42%).
- When asked if they support the Governments proposal to fly asylum seekers to Rwanda to be processed, respondents tend to be split. Just over half of respondents (52%) either strongly oppose or oppose the proposal. However, nearly a third of respondents (32%) either support or strongly support the proposal.
- Typically younger people aged 16 – 34 are less supportive of the proposal, whilst older people aged 65 and above are more supportive of the proposal.
In the News
- Almost all respondents (98%) believe that that homophobia exists in sport in the UK; but they are split between those who think it is a serious problem (62%) and those who do not think it is a serious problem (36%).
- Females and younger people are more likely to identify it as a serious problem; while males, older people (aged 55+), and residents from BAME backgrounds are more likely to say it isn’t a serious problem.
- Regarding legislation that would ban conversion therapy for gay and bisexual people, but does not include a ban on conversion therapy for people who identify as transgender. Two thirds of respondents (64%) do not believe that the decision to exclude people who identify as transgender is fair. A fifth of respondents (21%) do believe that the decision to exclude people who identify as transgender is fair. 15% of respondents do not think that conversion therapy should have been banned at all.
Cost of Living Crisis
- The majority of respondents believe that the most effective actions the government could take to help people who are struggling with the rising costs of living would be:
- Remove VAT from energy bills (62%)
- Windfall tax on energy companies (51%)
- Lower the cap on energy prices (50%)
- A high proportion of respondents also believe that effective actions would be:
- Increase Universal Credit / state pension in line with inflation now (44%)
- Don’t raise National Insurance contributions (33%)
- Only 1% of respondents believe that the government has done enough / can’t do any more to help people who are struggling with the rising costs of living.
- Respondents typically either believe that the current cost of living crisis has been caused by a combination of different factors or are split on the cause; with a slightly higher proportion who believe it has been caused by companies prioritising profit.
MP’s and Elections
- Nearly two thirds of respondents (61%) believe that both MP’s and Peers should move somewhere else in the country, outside of London, when the Houses of Parliament are refurbished.
- Over two thirds of respondents (68%) would welcome both MP’s and Peers moving to Hull.
- When it comes to local elections, how respondents vote is most influenced by either the party of the candidate (52%) or the individual candidate running in the local election themselves (39%).
- However, when it comes to national elections; a much larger number of respondents (69%) are influenced by the party of the candidate (69%), and there is an increase in the influence of the candidates party leader (15%). A much smaller proportion of respondents are influenced by the individual candidate running in the national election (10%).