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Wednesday, 2 May, 2001, 15:08 GMT
Online 1000 figures: Race

As the race row within the Conservative Party continues BBC New Online's latest exclusive survey examines how the major parties have dealt with the politically sensitive issues of race, ethnicity and asylum.

A detailed breakdown of the survey results can be seen below.

More surveys will be published during the coming election campaign.

ICM polled 1,033 adults in England, Wales and Scotland between Tuesday 24 April and Tuesday 1 May, 270 of them by telephone and the rest by email. The results have been weighted to the profile of all adults.
Q.1 Which of the following parties do you believe best supports the interests of ethnic minorities?
Q.2 Which of the following parties best represents your views regarding ethnic minorities?
Q.3 * Which, if any of the main political parties do you think are worried too much about political correctness on the issue of race?
Q.4 Which of the following parties do you think has the best policies regarding asylum seekers?
Q.5 When deciding which party to vote for, which ONE of the following issues has the greatest influence on your decision:
* Results add up to more than 100% as those surveyed could make more than one choice.

Prepared for BBC News Online by ICM Research Ltd.

The BBC News Online 1000 will continue to give their opinions on political issues during the election campaign.

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