The Co-operative Bank announced today - Bastille day - that it has received 73,000 responses to its ethical survey. This is almost as many as the last survey, which was backed by a much bigger publicity campaign including TV advertising. It is a strong indicator of the importance customers still place with the ethical stance of the bank.

The survey asked customers to choose policy areas and statements that mattered most to them. This worried some Save Our Bank supporters, however Save Our Bank was given a promise by the bank that this was just so that customer priorities were better understood, and that the survey would not be used to drop existing ethical policies.

The bank will announce a revised policy following a review by the IPPR - a well-known left-of-centre think tank.