Have benefits been cut too far or not far enough? MoneySaving Poll Results

Souk

Iain Duncan Smith resigned from the Cabinet last week, the quoted reason being “disability cuts are not defensible in a Budget which rewards higher earners”.

Yet taking all benefit cuts as a WHOLE, not just disability benefits, over the past few years…

Which of the following is closest to your view?


Results

I'm a man aged under 25 (312 votes)
The huge cuts to benefits over the last few years are a disgrace92 votes (29%)
The cuts to benefits have gone a little too far61 votes (20%)
Things are about right as they are now29 votes (9%)
The benefits system is still too generous: more cuts needed110 votes (35%)
We should simply stop all benefits to everyone20 votes (6%)
I’m a woman aged under 25 (192 votes)
The huge cuts to benefits over the last few years are a disgrace83 votes (43%)
The cuts to benefits have gone a little too far33 votes (17%)
Things are about right as they are now7 votes (4%)
The benefits system is still too generous: more cuts needed67 votes (35%)
We should simply stop all benefits to everyone2 votes (1%)
I'm a man aged 25 to 34 (1290 votes)
The huge cuts to benefits over the last few years are a disgrace376 votes (29%)
The cuts to benefits have gone a little too far219 votes (17%)
Things are about right as they are now120 votes (9%)
The benefits system is still too generous: more cuts needed521 votes (40%)
We should simply stop all benefits to everyone54 votes (4%)
I’m a woman aged 25 to 34 (1238 votes)
The huge cuts to benefits over the last few years are a disgrace528 votes (43%)
The cuts to benefits have gone a little too far235 votes (19%)
Things are about right as they are now92 votes (7%)
The benefits system is still too generous: more cuts needed362 votes (29%)
We should simply stop all benefits to everyone21 votes (2%)
I'm a man aged 35 to 49 (2288 votes)
The huge cuts to benefits over the last few years are a disgrace782 votes (34%)
The cuts to benefits have gone a little too far364 votes (16%)
Things are about right as they are now159 votes (7%)
The benefits system is still too generous: more cuts needed935 votes (41%)
We should simply stop all benefits to everyone48 votes (2%)
I’m a woman aged 35 to 49 (3015 votes)
The huge cuts to benefits over the last few years are a disgrace1411 votes (47%)
The cuts to benefits have gone a little too far580 votes (19%)
Things are about right as they are now152 votes (5%)
The benefits system is still too generous: more cuts needed846 votes (28%)
We should simply stop all benefits to everyone26 votes (1%)
I'm a man aged 50 to 64 (2338 votes)
The huge cuts to benefits over the last few years are a disgrace890 votes (38%)
The cuts to benefits have gone a little too far374 votes (16%)
Things are about right as they are now129 votes (6%)
The benefits system is still too generous: more cuts needed904 votes (39%)
We should simply stop all benefits to everyone41 votes (2%)
I’m a woman aged 50 to 64 (3299 votes)
The huge cuts to benefits over the last few years are a disgrace1513 votes (46%)
The cuts to benefits have gone a little too far618 votes (19%)
Things are about right as they are now171 votes (5%)
The benefits system is still too generous: more cuts needed959 votes (29%)
We should simply stop all benefits to everyone38 votes (1%)
I'm a man aged 65+ (1553 votes)
The huge cuts to benefits over the last few years are a disgrace428 votes (28%)
The cuts to benefits have gone a little too far206 votes (13%)
Things are about right as they are now104 votes (7%)
The benefits system is still too generous: more cuts needed789 votes (51%)
We should simply stop all benefits to everyone26 votes (2%)
I’m a woman aged 65+ (1093 votes)
The huge cuts to benefits over the last few years are a disgrace371 votes (34%)
The cuts to benefits have gone a little too far202 votes (18%)
Things are about right as they are now74 votes (7%)
The benefits system is still too generous: more cuts needed424 votes (39%)
We should simply stop all benefits to everyone22 votes (2%)

                   16,618 votes received.

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