Half of the British public oppose teachers going on strike today, according to an ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes.
When asked whether teachers were right or wrong to go on strike, 51% said they opposed the walkout, 35% supported the strike and 14% did not know.
The poll also showed that those working in the public sector are more likely to support the strike (45%) than oppose it (41%).
Some 2,039 people were asked by ComRes about the strike.
Nearly half of Britons (46%) expect George Osborne’s Budget this week to be bad for them personally, according to an ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes. Just 9% expect it to be good for them, 27% said neither good nor bad, and 18% said they did not know.
Just 16% think the Budget will be good for the British public as a whole, compared to 47% who think it will be bad for the British public as a whole. Some 20% said neither, and 17% said they did not know. ComRes interviewed 2,053 people between March 14-16.
The British public would overwhelmingly rather buy a home than rent one, according to the ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes.
The poll suggests 81% would rather buy their own home, compared to just 10% who disagreed.
Meanwhile 71% said they felt it is important to own the home they live while 19% disagreed with that statement.
Almost half of Britons believe the Government's Help to Buy scheme has been successful in helping people buy homes who previously could not afford it, the ITV News Index poll suggests.
According to the results:
- 47% agree the scheme has been successful
- 15% disagree
- 39% said they did not know
However, 41% believe the scheme is contributing to the increase in house prices.
One in three (32%) Brits worry they will never be able to afford to buy a home, according to an ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes.
Of the 2,058 British adults surveyed, 71% said it is "harder than ever" to buy a home today.
Nearly three quarters of Brits (72%) now think the Government does not appear in control of the flooding situation.
Only a fifth (20%) agree that the Government is doing enough to help those affected by the flooding and storms a ComRes poll for ITV News found.
The number of those who disagree that Government and environmental agencies have responded well the recent flooding has increased dramatically from 39% when the floods first hit in the new year, to 62% today.
There has also been a more than 10% rise in the number of people who do not think that Britain is equipped to deal with the weather it is likely to face over the next five years.
Two thirds of Britons believe the Government's reputation for crisis management has been hurt after the recent severe weather.
A ComRes poll for ITV News found that just a quarter (26%) believe that the flooding has made no difference and only 7% think that the Government is emerging from the situation with a better reputation.
The Bank of England have kept interest rates on hold at 0.5%, marking five continuous years at the historic low.
Rates were slashed to 0.5% in March 2009 amid the depths of the economic downturn and have stayed there ever since, as monetary policy remains on "emergency setting".
39% of mortgage holders say a rise in interest rates would require them to cut back drastically on other areas of spending to keep up with their mortgage repayments, according to an ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes.
40% disagreed with the statement and 21% said they didn't know.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has pledged to leave interest rates unchanged until the level of unemployment falls to 7%.
33% of mortgage holders do not have a good idea of how much the monthly payments on their mortgage would increase if interest rates went up, according to an ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes.
45% said they did have a good idea of how an increase in the rate from 0.5% to 1% would affect their mortgage rate, and 22% said they didn't know.
Interest rates are expected to remain unchanged today after a Bank of England meeting, but its governor Mark Carney has said he will consider raising the rates if the level of unemployment falls to 7%.