Fieldwork: February 21st 2007 - February 22nd 2007
published by More 4 News
The government is currently considering whether to replace Britain's Trident nuclear weapons system. The government estimates that this would cost around £20 billion and they claim we need to decide now in order to still have nuclear weapons in 20 years time. Which of the following statements comes closest to your view?
|Britain should have the best possible independent nuclear deterrent even if it does cost £20 billion||24%|
|Britain should keep the current nuclear weapons but we shouldn't commit now to having new nuclear weapons in 20 years time||24%|
|During the Cold War it was important to have nuclear weapons, but times have changed and we should get rid of them now||19%|
|Britain does not need nuclear weapons now and should never have had them in the first place||29%|
Who should take the final decision on whether or not Britain should replace the Trident nuclear weapons system?
|A public referendum||51%|
|The Prime Minister||7%|
Which of the following do you think is the greatest threat to security of the UK now? And in 20 years' time?
|Now||In 20 years' time|