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.
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%.