Satisfaction with the Government is among the highest it has been in 20 years

MEDIA RELEASE: November 9, 2020 –

Satisfaction with the Government is among the highest it has been in 20 years.

BERMUDA: Although satisfaction with the Government declined slightly from the record high enjoyed in June, satisfaction remains among the highest it has been in more than 20 years of Narrative Research Bermuda’s polling. Currently, threequarters of residents (76%; down 11 points from last quarter) express being satisfied to some extent, a result that is deeply tied with the Government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

It is not all positive news however, as a growing number of residents express dissatisfaction with the Government compared with three months ago, most commonly attributing their dissatisfaction with the perceived inaction towards the current economic issues. 

During our polling over the past two decades, we have observed a great disparity in satisfaction with the Government between black and white residents on the Island. While there remains a difference in satisfaction (83% of black residents satisfied vs. 67% of white residents), it is positive to note that this divide is the narrowest it has been in more than two decades. That is not to say this has always been the case under Premier Burt’s leadership, as a substantial gap in satisfaction between races was observed prior to the global pandemic. 

These results are part of Narrative Research Bermuda’s Bermuda Omnibus® Survey conducted in September 2020 with a random sample of 400 adult residents of Bermuda (18 years of age or older). The results above are not commissioned by a third party, and were collected independently by Narrative Research Bermuda. A sample size of 400 is a well-recognised market research industry standard and provides a representative sampling of Islanders. The survey was conducted by phone from September 9 – 19, 2020. A sample size of 400 surveys collected by telephone allows for a statistical margin of error to within ± 4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times. 

For more information, please contact: 

Graham Redford, Managing Partner, Narrative Research Bermuda, 278-8882 or   

Margaret Chapman, COO and Partner, Narrative Research,