The August Ipsos MORI/Economist Issues Index continues to show Brexit and the NHS heading the public’s list of the biggest issues facing Britain. Just under half – 48% - name the NHS as a concern, while 44% say Brexit is an important issue. Brexit remains in the lead as the single biggest issue facing the country, with 30% mentioning it, compared with 15% for the NHS and 11% for immigration.
Immigration (26%), education (23%) and the economy (22%) take up the remaining positions in the top five.
Concern about the environment and pollution has entered the top ten, with 12% seeing it as one of the biggest issues facing the country – the highest score for this issue since June 2007. Concern about the environment is particularly high among those from social grades AB (21%), people aged 35-54 (17%), and those living in the south of England outside London (20%).