In a recent poll, just 1% of respondents stated that spending the estimated 32 billion on HS2 Rail was one of their top three preferred areas for spending of tax payers money.

In a recent poll undertaken by Direct Data Analysis, 101 respondents were asked to select their top 3 areas where they would prefer the Government to spent the 32 billion pounds, which is the estimated cost of the new HS2 rail line. 

In the poll, 73% of respondents stated spending the money on the NHS as one of their 3 preferred areas, followed by Care of the Elderly (54%) and Schools (40%).  Just 1% of respondents stated that spending the money on HS2 was one of their 3 preferred areas for spending of the money. 
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Notes on the poll:
The poll was conducted online 29th and 30th January 2013, with 101 respondents selecting their 3 preferred areas  for spending of 32 billion pounds, from a given list of causes. 

Sex of respondents:  34% of respondents were male, 66% were female.   

Ageband of respondents: 18- 34: 23%,  35-54: 53%,  55+: 24%.