More than half of the British public think Uber should be allowed to operate in the UK, an exclusive Sky Data poll reveals.
The taxi-hailing app lost its licence to operate in London on Friday after Transport for London found it was “not fit and proper” to hold one.
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Excluding those who answered ‘don’t know’, 56% support Uber operating in Britain, while 44% oppose it.
In all, 43% say Uber should be allowed to run in the UK, 34% say they should not, and 22% do not know.
Londoners are much more supportive of the company than any other region, with 60% in favour of it continuing to operate and 29% saying it should stop.
Young people are also much more likely to back Uber. Those aged 18-34 support it by 58% to 29%, while people aged 55 and over oppose it by 45% to 30%.
Image: People were asked if Uber was good or bad for Britain
Asked whether Uber is a good or bad thing for Britons, 42% said it is good and 28% said bad, with the remainder neutral or unsure.
Again, there were stark differences by age and region, with 54% of 18-34 year-olds and 58% of Londoners saying it is good for the country, while those aged 55 and over thought it was more bad than good by 37% to 30%.
:: Sky Data interviewed a nationally representative sample of 1,009 Sky customer on 22 September 2017. Data are weighted to the profile of the population.
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