The Policy Exchange have just published a report looking into voter’s attitudes on a range of issues.
For the research, they asked people questions on different topics – including whether they thought “building the high speed rail line from London to the North is a good use of money”.
The answers are clear: more then half the people surveyed thought HS2 was a poor use of money. And in particular 53% of Northerners think HS2 is a waste of money, in contrast to less then a third who thought it a good use of money.
Across the country as a whole, 52% disagreed with the statement on HS2, and only 30% agreed with it.
A few months ago, politicians were claiming that HS2 would end the North-South divide, and it looks like it has – both north and south think it’s a waste of money.
You can download the report and the supporting information from the Policy Exchange website.