BritishUnionsR Documentation

Attitudes Towards British Trade Unions


Poll attitudes towards British trade unions


A data frame with 17 observations on the following 7 variables.

Date Month of the poll Aug-77 to Sep-79
AgreePct Percent who agree (unions have too much power)
DisagreePct Percent who disagree
NetSupport DisagreePct-AgreePct
Months Months since August 1975
Late 1=after 1986 or 0=before 1986
Unemployment Unemployment rate


The British polling company Ipsos MORI conducted several opinion polls in the UK between 1975 and 1995 in which they asked whether people agree or disagree with the statement "Trade unions have too much power in Britain today".


Data from the Ipsos MORI website at