Do you agree that the Scottish Government should negotiate with the UK for Scotland to become independent?

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"In the referendum, the Scottish Government intends to ask people whether they think the Scottish Government should negotiate a new partnership with the United Kingdom so that Scotland becomes an independent country. Do you agree or disagree that the Scottish Government should negotiate this new partnership?"

Survey years

  • 20 April 2007: YouGov survey for The Sunday Times with 1027 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    Original question: If the SNP leads the next Scottish government after May it intends to hold a referendum on Scottish independence. The wording of the referendum question will be very similar to this. “The Scottish parliament should negotiate a new settlement with the British government so that Scotland becomes a sovereign and independent state”. The responses would be “Yes I agree” or “No I disagree”. On balance how would you be likely to respond?

  • 22 April 2009: YouGov survey for Scottish National Party with 1020 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

  • 15 January 2012: YouGov survey for C4 news with 1026 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    Original question: If the referendum had two ballot papers, the first on further devolution and the second on independence for Scotland. If there was a referendum tomorrow, how would you vote on these ballot papers? I AGREE that the Scottish Government should negotiate a settlement with the Government of the UK so that Scotland becomes an independent state. Sample = Only those who knew how they would answer and would vote n=985

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