Figure 1: Public satisfaction with the NHS, 1983-2019


Published: 03/04/2020


Question asked: ‘All in all, how satisfied or dissatisfied would you say you are with the way in which the National Health Service runs nowadays?’
This question was not asked in 1985, 1988 and 1992; in 2019, n=3224; ‘Don’t know’ and ‘Refusal’ responses are not shown. In 2019 these response categories were selected by less than 0.5% of respondents.


The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust analysis of NatCen Social Research’s BSA survey data