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Bailouts are back, but this time the term has broader resonance for MPs

More than a decade after the 2008 financial crash and the state rescue of banks that followed, corporate bailouts are back. Across the globe, governments are throwing huge sums of money at companies and industries to keep them afloat throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The question for policymakers this time, however, is whether taxpayers’ money should […]

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Do people trust artificial intelligence to help us move out of lockdown?

In the last decade, there has been a monumental shift in technology. From the rise in social media, smart phones and virtual assistants, all forms of technology have radically changed our day-to-day lives. Today, as the country looks to progress into the next stage of lockdown easing, the government are looking at different forms of […]

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Purpose-driven businesses will come out of the COVID-19 crisis stronger

Businesses are facing acute financial pressures and over the coming months will have to make difficult decisions about how to recover from the economic impact of COVID-19. There will be differing views about the priorities that should guide those decisions, but Populus research shows that businesses with purpose-led strategies that align environmental, social and governance […]

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Populus Parliamentary Concern Tracker: June and July 2020

In June and July 2020 Populus surveyed 92 MPs in the latest wave of Populus’s parliamentary research. The research – conducted while the UK continued to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and MPs adapted to the impact of restrictions on their own work as well as on their constituents – found that: MPs across the House […]

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Black Lives Matter only the second story to overshadow coronavirus

When Eric Garner was killed after a New York police officer placed him in a chokehold in July 2014, the story received little attention from Britons, according to archive polling by Populus. Six years later, the death of George Floyd in similar circumstances and the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests became the most noticed news […]

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Health is wealth?

We are accustomed to the phrase “health is wealth”, and the coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on just how important our health is. However, the outbreak is also showing the inverse of this phrase, “wealth is health”, to be more critical than ever. Many, including the Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove, argue that the ‘virus […]

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The Dominic Cummings episode has gripped the public in a way we’ve never seen before

There has been much speculation about whether Dominic Cummings’ lockdown travels represent a turning point for the government or whether this is just another ‘Westminster bubble’ affair. Our latest polling shows that, for a political story of its kind, the cut-through among the public has been unprecedented. Populus asks the country each week to name […]

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The new normal in lockdown

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has turned everyone’s lives upside down. Our households have transformed into our offices, homes and gyms all rolled into one. Weekly catch ups in the boardroom have become Zoom chats with partners, pets and children wandering around in the background. Daily gym workouts have been taken over by PE […]

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Pandemic news continues to dominate

Coronavirus continues to dominate the news like nothing else. The share of attention it has received in every one of the past eight weeks would have been enough to beat previous records, according to new polling by Populus. This unprecedented level of attention appears to be tailing off slightly, but partly this is just a […]

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Populus Parliamentary Concern Tracker: March and April 2020

In March and April – immediately prior to and then following the introduction of the UK’s coronavirus restrictions – Populus surveyed 90 MPs in the latest wave of Populus’s regular parliamentary research. The research – conducted while MPs adapted to the impact of restrictions on their own work as well as their constituents – is […]

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