Stockton JSNA


Physical disabilities

What do people say?

A survey of public perceptions of disabled people showed that since 2005, attitudes towards disabled people have improved, overall (Office for Disability Issues, 2010).

However, the table below shows how more people with a disability feel there is a lot of prejudice than they did in 2005. The survey included all disabilities.

How much prejudice people feel there is against disabled people, by disability status and year

 

A lot

A little

Hardly any

None

Disabled 2009

36%

38%

19%

6%

Disabled 2005

33%

42%

16%

8%

Non-disabled 2009

24%

56%

14%

5%

Non-disabled 2005

23%

51%

17%

8%

Source: Office for Disability Issues, 2010


 

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