Would you support renationalisation of energy, water, rail and more?

Would you support renationalisation of energy, water, rail and more?

Since the 1980s the Government has privatised many essential services, often by floating previously state-owned companies.

Those arguing for privatisation often focus on increased efficiency due to competition. Those against that say firms do what’s best for their shareholders and not for consumers. It’s a complex argument, but we’re really most interested in testing public sentiment so are keeping it simple.

Please vote for the choice closest to your own opinion on whether you support renationalisation for each of the following services:

Results

Aviation (ie British Airways) (10734 votes)
Renationalise 1922 votes (18%)
Keep private 6648 votes (62%)
Undecided 2164 votes (20%)
Bus services (eg The National Bus Company) (10737 votes)
Renationalise 6586 votes (61%)
Keep private 2790 votes (26%)
Undecided 1361 votes (13%)
Directory enquiries (ie 118 numbers) (10734 votes)
Renationalise 5452 votes (51%)
Keep private 3306 votes (31%)
Undecided 1976 votes (18%)
Gas & electricity (eg British Gas) (10737 votes)
Renationalise 8025 votes (75%)
Keep private 2080 votes (19%)
Undecided 632 votes (6%)
Oil (eg British Petroleum) (10733 votes)
Renationalise 5109 votes (48%)
Keep private 3813 votes (36%)
Undecided 1811 votes (17%)
Postal services (ie Royal Mail or the Post Office) (10740 votes)
Renationalise 8653 votes (81%)
Keep private 1509 votes (14%)
Undecided 578 votes (5%)
Rail services (eg Network Rail) (10742 votes)
Renationalise 9256 votes (86%)
Keep private 1152 votes (11%)
Undecided 334 votes (3%)
Telephone & by association internet (ie BT) (10734 votes)
Renationalise 4193 votes (39%)
Keep private 4878 votes (45%)
Undecided 1663 votes (15%)
Water (eg Thames Water) (10737 votes)
Renationalise 8997 votes (84%)
Keep private 1208 votes (11%)
Undecided 532 votes (5%)

           10,745 people have voted.

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.