State benefits attitudes 'soften'

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Britons have softened in their attitudes towards state benefits for the unemployed in recent years, according to a survey.

The British Social Attitudes Report - now in its 30th year - found people in the UK had more sympathy for those out of work in 2012 than they did in 2011, while an increased number believed the Government should cut less and spend more on benefits.