Voters wants legal protections for NHS in US trade bill

Polling for We Own It suggests strong public support to enhance the protections for the NHS in the trade bill, currently going through Parliament.


The bill is currently in the House of Lords and 75% to 12% would like the Lords to vote for an amendment to give specific protections for the NHS.



On the wider issue of private sector involvement in the NHS, 60% would like the government to have the option to bring private NHS services in house, with 19% opposed, 20% don’t know.


73% to 13% oppose giving US private healthcare companies increased access to bid to run NHS services in a trade deal

Survation polled 1009 people aged 18+ living in the UK, online. 2nd-3rd September 2020

Data were weighted by age, sex, region, household income, education level, 2019 general election vote and 2016 EU referendum vote.

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