Full tables for this week’s YouGov/Sunday Times poll are up here, mostly covering the usual variety of subjects.
On disclosure of tax returns, around two thirds of people supported making ministers and senior MPs disclose their tax returns (YouGov asked separately about the Prime Minister, cabinet ministers, opposition front bench, etc, but there was virtually no difference between answers). 63% supported making all MPs release their tax returns, and 52% supported making people standing to be MPs release them.
The survey also asked about the Norweigan and Swedish system of making everybody’s tax return public, and found that 51% would support making everyone’s tax return public, with 33% opposed (in practice their systems are now slightly different – they’ve changed the system in Sweden so you need to have a legitimate reason to look at someone’s tax return, but this question was more concerned with the principle of it).
Secondly the survey asked about the changes to tax on charity donations. As one might have expected, people supported the principle of limiting the amount of tax relief that people can claim to reduce their tax liability (by 51% to 16%), but also supported excluding tax relief on charitable donations from this cap (by 60% to 25%).
Most of the rest of the survey dealt with attitudes to the Olympics, with next week marking 100 days to go till they begin. Personally I am in the 29% of people who the poll suggests have no interest in the Olympic games, so I’ll leave you to look at that part yourselves!