The TUC’s poll on public support for the government’s changes to the benefit system is picking up some media coverage today. The union body’s top line is that those most opposed to benefits are also the most poorly-informed. “Those who know the least oppose them the most”, for example. But there is also some interesting detail that exposes a clear class divide.
On behalf of the TUC, YouGov asked 1,805 people a series of detailed questions about the nature and scale of welfare benefits, and presented the data by age, class, region and voting intention. The findings given here are an edited version of those answers, to highlight the key class differences.