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A Covid poll with some very different findings to *that* viral Ipsos one

Earlier this week we wrote a post about an Ipsos MORI poll on Covid restrictions that had been commissioned by and written up in The Economist. The poll had gone viral because of some rather surprising and alarming findings, such as the idea that 19 per cent of Brits would support a permanent 10pm curfew, and 26 per cent would ban nightclubs and casinos. We suspected the poll wasn’t particularly representative of how people really felt, and suggested that if the questions had been asked differently, and if other questions were asked, we might have seen a quite different set of results. Well we no longer have to speculate on this, because a 70-person Oxford-based polling start-up called Prolific was inspired by our article and decided to carry out their own 24-hour survey,

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