41% of Britons think everyone in Britain enjoys the same basic human rights, whereas 35% disagree.
This is according to research on human rights by Ipsos MORI, published in July 2018, which shows that Britain is split on whether human rights abuse in the UK is a problem.
Key findings include:
- The majority of Britons (80%) agree that it is important to have a law that protects human rights in Britain compared with just 6% who don’t.
- Almost six in ten Britons (58%) say that laws protecting human rights make a positive difference to their lives, compared with 1 in 20 who think they have a negative impact, and three in ten (30%) who say they make no difference.
- The majority of Brits (63%) think that some people take unfair advantage of human rights.
- 52% say they know a great deal or fair amount about human rights compared with 43% who say they know very little or nothing at all.
The statistics also include international comparisons across the 28 countries where the survey was conducted.
Kully Kaur-Ballagan, Research Director at Ipsos MORI said:
Human rights are seen as important and the majority of the British public values them, yet there is a sense that not everyone in the country enjoys the same universal basic human rights.