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Social Mobility Barometer

75% of respondents think that there is a large or very large gap between social classes in Britain today, in comparison to 14% who think that there is a small gap.

In the North East, around five sixths of respondents (83%) think there is a large gap between social classes. Scotland and Yorkshire and the Humber have the next highest proportions (80%), whilst respondents in the South of England and East Midlands are least likely to say there is a large gap – though 73% of respondents in both areas still think the gap is large.

Those aged 65 and over are least likely to think that there is a large gap between social classes (68%), whilst those aged 50-64 are most likely to think there is a large gap (79%).