Data from the video

Find out exactly where the data came from, download the full polling results and the official report.

In the video we used data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) 2008/10 Wealth and Assets survey.  A copy of it can be found here.

The polling was carried out by ICM. ICM Research interviewed a sample of 2,034 British adults aged 18+ online on 3rd – 6th May 2013. The results have been weighted to the national population profile. ICM is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. The whole dataset can be downloaded here

The two questions Inequality Briefing asked were:

Q1. Think about the UK population as five equally sized groups, with the richest group at one end of the scale, and the poorest group at the other end. Wealth is distributed among those five groups. Ideally, how do you think wealth in the UK should be distributed? For example if you thought everyone should have the same amount of wealth, you would type "20" in each of the boxes, meaning that no one owned more wealth than anyone else. Please answer in even or descending order because, logically speaking, a poorer group cannot have more of the wealth than a richer group.

Q2. You will now be asked about how wealth is currently distributed. Again, think about the population of the UK as five equally sized groups, with wealth distributed among those groups. How do you think wealth in the UK is currently distributed?

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