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It'll be lonely this Christmas

Chris Holbrook Find Out Now Market Research

Chris Holbrook

19th Nov, 2020 | 2 mins read

65% of UK oppose relaxing restrictions for Christmas

Two thirds of the UK do not want to relax lockdown restrictions for five days over Christmas if faced with 25 days of stricter rules in January, according to a nationally representative poll of 2,000  by digital pollsters Findoutnow.co.uk.  

Find Out Now asked 2,000 people today: “Is being able to spend 5 days with a small number of households this Christmas, worth a 25 day lockdown in January?”  

65% answered No, with only posh people seemingly conflicted. 47.5% of those considered social-economic group “A” would happily face a 25 day hangover in exchange for 5 days of mixing with other households.  

Otherwise, the feeling is fairly unanimous across regions and political voting behaviour.  Men (69%) are marginally more opposed to the 5-day relaxation, than women (61%).  

Younger age ranges are less opposed than older ones, with over 65s apparently valuing the extra company more than 45 to 64 year olds:      

You can see the full results here

About the survey

The survey of 9,059 members of Pick My Postcode was conducted on Thursday 19th of November. Find Out Now selected a nationally representative sub-sample of 2,000 within +/-1% of ONS quotas for Age, Gender, Region, and Social-Economic Grade, and past voting using machine learning. No weighting was applied.