Going Private

What people think about private healthcare

We asked people to tell us about their overall attitude towards private healthcare.

People feel positive about private healthcare – particularly if they’ve actually used it. 51% of people feel very or quite positive about private healthcare, and only 11% have a negative attitude.

Positive sentiment increases significantly among people who’ve used private healthcare.

Positive views are more common among younger age groups. 58% of under-35s have a positive attitude towards private healthcare, compared to 44% of over 65s.

73% of people who have used private healthcare say they have a positive attitude towards it, and just 7% have a negative attitude, whereas 40% of those who’ve not used private healthcare have a positive attitude.

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