More from Populus’ latest poll in today’s Times. Populus found a small majority (52%) in favour of replacing Trident, with 20% saying they supported Trident in the past but don’t think it should be replaced now and 23% saying they have never supported Britain having a nuclear deterrent.
The was a very sharp contrast between the opinions of men and women – 64% of men supported the replacement of Trident, with 33% opposed. Amongst women the figures were 41% in favour, 52% opposed. YouGov found a similar contrast between men and women on attitudes towards nuclear power back in July. It looks as though nuclear weapons and power is one of those rare issues, along with things like internet pornography, embryonic research and belief in the supernatural where women and man have sharply contrasting views.