Published on 14 September 2021
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Poll says levelling up could either make no difference or harm local economy

Bennett Institute and YouGov polling paper shows English attitudes to some of the big issues post-Covid, including levelling up, Brexit and the future of the Union.

Researchers say Tories are “right to be worried” about parts of the Home Counties due to fears over the meaning of levelling up.  The study by Professor Michael Kenny, Dr Joel Rogers de Waal, and Tom Kelsey, also investigates national identity, finding some attitudes run counter to ‘Little Englander’ labels. 

Interventions that seek to restore dilapidated town centres or support local initiatives are far more socially and economically beneficial than many in government appreciate,”

Michael Kenny

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Florida Times, Phys.orgUniversity of Cambridge, Varsity.

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