HomeBlogHow the public massively overestimates benefit fraud
  • DAVID A SHAW June 14, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    We have a nation of sun readers, all that matters to them is soap operas and football, so on the basis of that they will believe anything they are told on the basis that they accept the authority of the so called ‘ expert’ in whatever dirty rag they read. This is the ignorant culture of 21st century Britain,and i myself see this as deliberate , for knowledge is power and if you do not have it, then you are simply a weapon for the government to use against those whom they despise, such as the vulnerable and disabled.

  • rogr June 14, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Unscientific because the sampe size was so small but I asked around at work and of m colleagues about 70%, including one who claims DLA, thought there was a higher level. When I told them what it actually was their immediate reaction was to ask why the present system was being changed. A question that occupies us all. They were, to be fair, horrified when told it was to cut costs and remove 20% of claimants to save money but horror doesn’t help; only action.

  • budgie September 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I wonder how many of the 74% who think benefits should be reduced actually know how little someone under 25 gets on JSA. A lot of the media likes to portray people on JSA as living a life of relative luxury at the taxpayers expense, with all the booze and fags they want, Sky and a large flat screen TV on the wall, all on £56.25 a week??

    Perhaps there should have been a question included asking them what they think the JSA rate actually is. I think the answers to that question would reveal a very wide public misconception.

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