2019 Campaigners Survey results
What does the 2019 Campaigner Survey tell us?
After years of feeling the ‘chilling effect’ of legislation and media narratives, nearly a third said things have got better for campaigning in the last year. Though 87% still say that the legitimacy of campaigning is under threat.
But public and political attitudes are at odds.
48% believe that public attitudes to campaigning have become more positive in the past year, but they report increasingly negative attitudes amongst politicians (45%) and the media (41%).
What is helping?
More public action through movements like XR and #MeToo, and the passionate public debate around Brexit. More cross-sector collaboration. Clearer Lobbying Act guidance.
Political upheaval and Brexit. Polarisation of UK society. Dismissal of evidence-based policy-making. Desire not to ‘rock the boat’ while funding is scarce.