The Conservative leadership contest has thrust grammar schools into the political spotlight, with both Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss backing new grammars. But how popular is academic selection among the British public and – perhaps more importantly for the two candidates – Conservative voters?
Onward worked with J.L. Partners on a 4,013 sample, GB representative poll to test public opinion on grammar schools. The fieldwork was conducted between 17 and 21 June 2022.
Breaking down the results by political affiliation, we find a clear divide:
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