Do you support renationalisation of rail, energy, water and more?MoneySaving Poll Results

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has argued the railway network should be taken back into public ownership. It was one of a raft of state-owned essential services privatised since the 1980s – usually by floating them on the stock market.

Those arguing for privatisation often focus on increased efficiency due to competition. Those against say that 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 view for each of the following services:

Results

I'm aged under 25

Rail services (eg, TransPennine Express) (552 votes)
Renationalise431 votes (78%)
Keep private100 votes (18%)
Undecided21 votes (4%)
Gas & electricity (eg, British Gas) (552 votes)
Renationalise296 votes (54%)
Keep private207 votes (38%)
Undecided49 votes (9%)
Phone & by association internet (ie, BT) (552 votes)
Renationalise153 votes (28%)
Keep private329 votes (60%)
Undecided70 votes (13%)
Water (eg, Thames Water) (552 votes)
Renationalise376 votes (68%)
Keep private135 votes (24%)
Undecided41 votes (7%)
Postal services (ie, Royal Mail or the Post Office) (552 votes)
Renationalise364 votes (66%)
Keep private140 votes (25%)
Undecided48 votes (9%)
Oil (eg, British Petroleum) (552 votes)
Renationalise186 votes (34%)
Keep private275 votes (50%)
Undecided91 votes (16%)
Aviation (ie, British Airways) (552 votes)
Renationalise86 votes (16%)
Keep private403 votes (73%)
Undecided63 votes (11%)
Bus services (eg, National Express) (552 votes)
Renationalise294 votes (53%)
Keep private213 votes (39%)
Undecided45 votes (8%)
Directory enquiries (ie, 118 numbers) (552 votes)
Renationalise198 votes (36%)
Keep private226 votes (41%)
Undecided128 votes (23%)

I'm aged 25 to 34

Rail services (eg, TransPennine Express) (1735 votes)
Renationalise1353 votes (78%)
Keep private314 votes (18%)
Undecided68 votes (4%)
Gas & electricity (eg, British Gas) (1735 votes)
Renationalise981 votes (57%)
Keep private604 votes (35%)
Undecided150 votes (9%)
Phone & by association internet (ie, BT) (1735 votes)
Renationalise555 votes (32%)
Keep private976 votes (56%)
Undecided204 votes (12%)
Water (eg, Thames Water) (1735 votes)
Renationalise1236 votes (71%)
Keep private360 votes (21%)
Undecided139 votes (8%)
Postal services (ie, Royal Mail or the Post Office) (1735 votes)
Renationalise1143 votes (66%)
Keep private458 votes (26%)
Undecided134 votes (8%)
Oil (eg, British Petroleum) (1735 votes)
Renationalise656 votes (38%)
Keep private800 votes (46%)
Undecided279 votes (16%)
Aviation (ie, British Airways) (1735 votes)
Renationalise295 votes (17%)
Keep private1240 votes (71%)
Undecided200 votes (12%)
Bus services (eg, National Express) (1735 votes)
Renationalise945 votes (54%)
Keep private631 votes (36%)
Undecided159 votes (9%)
Directory enquiries (ie, 118 numbers) (1735 votes)
Renationalise655 votes (38%)
Keep private780 votes (45%)
Undecided300 votes (17%)

I'm aged 35 to 49

Rail services (eg, TransPennine Express) (3240 votes)
Renationalise2533 votes (78%)
Keep private593 votes (18%)
Undecided114 votes (4%)
Gas & electricity (eg, British Gas) (3240 votes)
Renationalise1964 votes (61%)
Keep private1027 votes (32%)
Undecided249 votes (8%)
Phone & by association internet (ie, BT) (3240 votes)
Renationalise1060 votes (33%)
Keep private1746 votes (54%)
Undecided434 votes (13%)
Water (eg, Thames Water) (3240 votes)
Renationalise2426 votes (75%)
Keep private620 votes (19%)
Undecided194 votes (6%)
Postal services (ie, Royal Mail or the Post Office) (3240 votes)
Renationalise2273 votes (70%)
Keep private734 votes (23%)
Undecided233 votes (7%)
Oil (eg, British Petroleum) (3240 votes)
Renationalise1276 votes (39%)
Keep private1443 votes (45%)
Undecided521 votes (16%)
Aviation (ie, British Airways) (3240 votes)
Renationalise592 votes (18%)
Keep private2204 votes (68%)
Undecided444 votes (14%)
Bus services (eg, National Express) (3240 votes)
Renationalise1804 votes (56%)
Keep private1143 votes (35%)
Undecided293 votes (9%)
Directory enquiries (ie, 118 numbers) (3240 votes)
Renationalise1427 votes (44%)
Keep private1296 votes (40%)
Undecided517 votes (16%)

I'm aged 50 to 64

Rail services (eg, TransPennine Express) (3923 votes)
Renationalise2951 votes (75%)
Keep private776 votes (20%)
Undecided196 votes (5%)
Gas & electricity (eg, British Gas) (3923 votes)
Renationalise2494 votes (64%)
Keep private1116 votes (28%)
Undecided313 votes (8%)
Phone & by association internet (ie, BT) (3923 votes)
Renationalise1405 votes (36%)
Keep private1876 votes (48%)
Undecided642 votes (16%)
Water (eg, Thames Water) (3923 votes)
Renationalise3072 votes (78%)
Keep private649 votes (17%)
Undecided202 votes (5%)
Postal services (ie, Royal Mail or the Post Office) (3923 votes)
Renationalise2818 votes (72%)
Keep private797 votes (20%)
Undecided308 votes (8%)
Oil (eg, British Petroleum) (3923 votes)
Renationalise1387 votes (35%)
Keep private1774 votes (45%)
Undecided762 votes (19%)
Aviation (ie, British Airways) (3923 votes)
Renationalise776 votes (20%)
Keep private2458 votes (63%)
Undecided689 votes (18%)
Bus services (eg, National Express) (3923 votes)
Renationalise2334 votes (59%)
Keep private1171 votes (30%)
Undecided418 votes (11%)
Directory enquiries (ie, 118 numbers) (3923 votes)
Renationalise1999 votes (51%)
Keep private1198 votes (31%)
Undecided726 votes (19%)

I'm aged 65+

Rail services (eg, TransPennine Express) (2688 votes)
Renationalise1757 votes (65%)
Keep private773 votes (29%)
Undecided158 votes (6%)
Gas & electricity (eg, British Gas) (2688 votes)
Renationalise1542 votes (57%)
Keep private931 votes (35%)
Undecided215 votes (8%)
Phone & by association internet (ie, BT) (2688 votes)
Renationalise837 votes (31%)
Keep private1356 votes (50%)
Undecided495 votes (18%)
Water (eg, Thames Water) (2688 votes)
Renationalise1888 votes (70%)
Keep private620 votes (23%)
Undecided180 votes (7%)
Postal services (ie, Royal Mail or the Post Office) (2688 votes)
Renationalise1775 votes (66%)
Keep private681 votes (25%)
Undecided232 votes (9%)
Oil (eg, British Petroleum) (2688 votes)
Renationalise674 votes (25%)
Keep private1402 votes (52%)
Undecided612 votes (23%)
Aviation (ie, British Airways) (2689 votes)
Renationalise429 votes (16%)
Keep private1731 votes (64%)
Undecided529 votes (20%)
Bus services (eg, National Express) (2689 votes)
Renationalise1334 votes (50%)
Keep private1026 votes (38%)
Undecided329 votes (12%)
Directory enquiries (ie, 118 numbers) (2688 votes)
Renationalise1430 votes (53%)
Keep private714 votes (27%)
Undecided544 votes (20%)

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