Figure 1: Public satisfaction with the NHS, 1983-2018


Published: 06/03/2019


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 2018, n=2926; ‘Don’t know’ responses are not shown, in 2018 this response category was selected by less than 0.05 per cent of respondents.


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