ID cards: Public opposition mounts

More than half the people questioned in a recent poll thought the cards were a bad idea, compared with 33 percent in 2006
Written by Nick Heath, Contributor on

A growing number of people in the UK are opposed to the introduction of biometric ID cards.

More than half the people questioned by the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust (JRRT) thought the cards, which were introduced for British citizens last year, were a "bad or very bad idea". This was an increase on a 2006 JRRT poll, in which only 33 percent of people opposed the cards.

The JRRT State of the Nation Survey for 2010 questioned more than 2,200 people aged over 18.

For more on this story, see ID cards: Public support continues to decline on silicon.com.

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