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Thread #157045   Message #3705581
Posted By: Steve Shaw
30-Apr-15 - 07:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: election uk
Subject: RE: BS: election uk
Here's one for Billyboy to chew over. Research done in 2013.

The research, carried out by Ipsos Mori from a phone survey of 1,015 people aged 16 to 75, lists ten misconceptions held by the British public. Among the biggest misconceptions are:

- Benefit fraud: the public think that £24 of every £100 of benefits is fraudulently claimed. Official estimates are that just 70 pence in every £100 is fraudulent - so the public conception is out by a factor of 34.

Pick the bones out of that one, Terribilitas!