The October People’s Panel VOX POP survey asked about:
- Financial Stability Tracker
- Long, Hot Summer
- The Queen
- Health Research
1,633 local people completed this survey, meaning results for Hull are reported with a confidence interval of 2.42% at a 95% confidence level (e.g. we are 95% certain that the actual result falls within +/-2.42 percentage points of the reported figure).
An infographic summary of the results can be found here: October 2022 Infographic
A more detailed analysis report can be found here: October 2022 Report
Financial Stability Tracker
|Indicator||March 2022||May 2022||July 2022||August 2022||October 2022|
|Keeping up with bills / credit commitments without any difficulties||45%||43%||42%||36%||40%|
|Keeping up with bills / credit commitments, but it is a struggle from time to time||33%||37%||32%||38%||39%|
|Keeping up with bills / credit commitments, but it is a constant struggle||10%||10%||13%||14%||14%|
|Falling behind with some bills / credit commitments||3%||3%||4%||5%||3%|
|Having real financial problems, have fallen behind with many bills / credit commitments||3%||2%||1%||1%||1%|
|Don’t have any bills / credit commitments||2%||1%||1%||2%||1%|
According to our latest survey (October 2022):
• The majority of respondents (79%) are either keeping up without any difficulties (40%) or only struggling occasionally (39%).
• 18% find it a constant struggle to keep up (14%), are falling behind financially (3%) or are having real financial problems (1%).
• Compared to March 2022, there has now been a decrease (-5 percentage points) in those who are keeping up without any difficulties.
• This has resulted in significant increases in both those who are keeping up but struggling from time to time (+6 percentage points) and those who are keeping up but finding it a constant struggle (+4 percentage points).
Respondents who live in households with a household income of less than £15,000 are:
• Less likely than average to say they are keeping up with bills / credit commitments without any difficulties (20%).
• More likely than average to say that is a constant struggle (23%), they are falling behind on some bills / commitments (10%), or they are having real financial problems and falling behind with many bills / commitments (4%).
Respondents who live in households with a household income of between £15,000 and £30,000 are:
• More likely than average to say that they ate keeping up with bills / credit commitments, but it is a constant struggle (19%).
Respondents who live in households with a household income of over £45,000 are:
• More likely than average to say they are keeping up with bills / credit commitments without any difficulties (55%).
• Less likely than average to say that is a constant struggle (4%) or they are falling behind on some bills / commitments (0%).
VOX POP Results
Long, Hot Summer
Thinking about the summer heat wave, where temperatures reached unprecedented levels, respondents were split between those who enjoyed the hotter temperatures (42%) and those who did not enjoy the hotter temperatures (41%).
When asked if the heatwave forced them to change any plans (or the way in which they did things), respondents were again split between those who said they did change plans (47%) and those who said they did not change plans (53%). Those respondents who told us they did change some of their plans tended to focus on staying indoors (particularly during the hottest parts of the day), avoiding exercise or strenuous activity (particularly outside), changing the way in which they worked, and staying hydrated and cool.
Almost all respondents (95%) agree that we need to learn to deal with the more extreme weather that has been experienced over recent years, and that these will be a lot more frequent in the future (62%). And almost all respondents (94%) agree that extreme weather events like higher temperatures, drought and flood are caused by climate change.
When asked whether they cried, or became emotional, at any point during the death of the Queen respondents were split. Just over half of respondents (55%) said they became tearful or emotional (either often or just a bit) whilst just under half of respondents (45%) said they did not become tearful or emotional at all.
A third of respondents (35%) were surprised by their reaction to the death of the Queen – with those who did became tearful or emotional being more likely to have been surprised by their reaction (52%).
Respondents were asked to tell us more about how they felt. Responses focussed on the constancy / stability of the Queen throughout most / all of people’s lives, the funeral (and its pageantry, pomp and ceremony), and them being reminded of the loss of loved ones
About three quarters of respondents (76%) did something to mark the death of the Queen. The majority of these (71%) watched the coverage on TV and / or listened to it on the radio. Over two thirds of respondents (68%) were either proud / very proud of the way in which the country responded to the death of the Queen, and the accession of the King.
Health Research (Undertaken in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research)
The significant majority of respondents (85%) would probably or definitely consider taking part in a health research study if asked.
Around a third of residents (31%) say that nothing would prevent them from taking part in a health care study. For the remaining 69%, the most likely things to prevent them from taking part in a health care study are lack of time (41%), lack of information (27%), and fear / concern (20%).
They are most willing to consider taking part in surveys / market research (77%), being part of a group study (52%) and having their medical / lifestyle history shared (50%).