The UK aerospace sector, although successful, has a relatively low public profile. How important is it for the public to know about sector performance?
The public profile of an industry is not at all important, according to the largest group of the over 500 respondents to our poll last week. Some 47 per cent of respondents said that if an industry is otherewise successful, it doesn’t matter whether or not the general public know about it. However, only 3 per cent agreed that people need only know about industries that affect their everyday lives. A little over a quarter of respondents said that public profile is important because it helps with industry recruitment, while 22 per cent said that knowledge of industry sectors is an important part of national identity.