Trident renewal support lowest among 18-35-year-olds

Survey by WMD Awareness suggests 6% of voters believe defence spending should be a priority over the next 10 years

UK adults who have grown up after the cold war are strongly opposed to a like-for-like renewal of the Trident nuclear missile system and only a small fraction believe spending on defence should be a priority over the next 10 years, according to a poll.

Thirty-three per cent of over-35-year-olds believe the UK’s weapon system should be renewed to maintain its size and capacity. Support among 18-35s is even lower at 19%.

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