Should Scotland be an independent country?

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"Should Scotland be an independent country?"

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  • 01 February 2013: Angus Reid survey for The Mail on Sunday with 1003 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    Original question read: As you may know, a referendum will take place in Scotland in the autumn of 2014. The referendum question proposed by the Scottish Government reads as follows: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” If this referendum were held today, how would you vote?

  • 09 February 2013: Ipsos Mori survey for The Times with 1003 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

  • 28 February 2013: TNS-BMRB survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 1001 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Original question read: There will be a referendum on Scottish independence in the autumn of 2014. If this referendum were to be held tomorrow, how would you vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

  • 22 March 2013: Panelbase survey for The Sunday Times with 885 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

  • 02 April 2013: TNS-BMRB survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 1002 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Original question read: There will be a referendum on Scottish independence in the autumn of 2014. If this referendum were to be held tomorrow, how would you vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

  • 02 May 2013: Lord Ashcroft Polls survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 1236 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    Original question: If there was a referendum tomorrow on Scotland leaving the United Kingdom and becoming an Independent Country and this was the question, how would you vote? Should Scotland be an independent country?

  • 05 May 2013: Ipsos Mori survey for The Times with 1001 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

  • 09 May 2013: Lord Ashcroft Polls survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 10007 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    Question wording: 'Finally, the question that will be asked in the referendum next year: Should Scotland be an independent country?' Also note that 17% 'Don't knows' includes 7 Refused.

  • 16 May 2013: Panelbase survey for The Sunday Times with 1004 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

  • 24 July 2013: Panelbase survey for The Sunday Times with 1001 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

  • 16 August 2013: Angus Reid survey for Sunday Express with 549 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    Original question read: As you may know, a referendum will take place in Scotland in the autumn of 2014. The referendum question proposed by the Scottish Government reads as follows: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” If this referendum were held today, how would you vote?

  • 22 August 2013: YouGov survey for Devo Plus with 1171 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    Original question: If there was a referendum tomorrow on Scotland leaving the United Kingdom and becoming an Independent Country and this was the question, how would you vote? Should Scotland be an independent country?

  • 27 August 2013: TNS-BMRB survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 1017 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Original question read: There will be a referendum on Scottish independence in the autumn of 2014. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

  • 28 August 2013: Panelbase survey for Scottish National Party with 1043 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    Full question wording: there will be a referendum on an independent Scotland on the 18th of September 2014. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country? Results based on those likely to vote - subsample of 908.

  • 05 September 2013: Panelbase survey for The Sunday Times with 1002 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

  • 13 September 2013: ICM survey for Scotland on Sunday with 1002 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question wording: As you may know, a referendum on independence will be held in Scotland on 18th September 2014. Voters will be asked, “Should Scotland be an independent country". Do you think you will vote "Yes” or "No"?

  • 15 September 2013: Ipsos Mori survey for STV with 1000 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

  • 16 September 2013: Progressive Scottish Opinion survey for Daily Mail with 1051 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

  • 16 September 2013: YouGov survey for The Times with 1139 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    If there was a referendum tomorrow on Scotland's future and this was the question, how would you vote? Should Scotland be an independent country?

  • 02 October 2013: TNS-BMRB survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 1004 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Original question: How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

  • 24 October 2013: Panelbase survey for Wings Over Scotland with 866 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

  • 30 October 2013: TNS-BMRB survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 1010 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question: 'There will be a referendum on Scottish Independence on the 18th of September 2014. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 20 November 2013: Panelbase survey for Sunday Times and Real Radio with 1006 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Figures based on those likely to vote.

  • 27 November 2013: TNS-BMRB survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 1004 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question wording: 'There will be a referendum on Scottish Independence on the 18th of September 2014. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 29 November 2013: Progressive Scottish Opinion survey for Daily Mail with 1134 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

  • 02 December 2013: YouGov survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 1118 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    15% 'Don't know' is made up of 2% would not vote and 13% don't know

  • 05 December 2013: Ipsos Mori survey for STV with 1006 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Figures for all 'absolutely certain to vote'.

  • 09 December 2013: YouGov survey for The Times with 1074 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    'Don't know' in graphs below break down into 13% responding 'Don't know' and 2% responding 'Would not vote'.

  • 10 December 2013: TNS-BMRB survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 1055 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question wording: 'There will be a referendum on Scottish Independence on the 18th of September 2014. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 20 January 2014: TNS-BMRB survey for Sir Tom Hunter with 1054 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question: 'There will be a referendum on Scottish Independence on the 18th of September 2014. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 24 January 2014: ICM survey for Scotland on Sunday with 1004 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

  • 27 January 2014: YouGov survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 1192 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    'Don't knows' include 12% who responded don't know and 3% would not vote.

  • 31 January 2014: Survation survey for The Mail on Sunday with 1010 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Exact question wording: In the referendum, voters will be asked, “Should Scotland be an independent country". If this referendum were held today, do you think you would vote "Yes” or "No"?

  • 05 February 2014: YouGov survey for Scottish Sun with 1047 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

  • 06 February 2014: Panelbase survey for Sunday Times and Real Radio with 1012 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

  • 06 February 2014: TNS-BMRB survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 996 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

  • 18 February 2014: Survation survey for Daily Mail with 1005 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

  • 21 February 2014: ICM survey for Scotland on Sunday with 1004 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

  • 21 February 2014: Panelbase survey for Scottish National Party with 1022 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question: 'There will be a referendum on Scottish Independence on the 18th of September 2014. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 25 February 2014: Ipsos Mori survey for STV with 1001 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Figures based on those who say they are certain to vote.

  • 28 February 2014: YouGov survey for Scottish Sun with 1257 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

  • 07 March 2014: Survation survey for Daily Record with 1002 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Exact Question: n the referendum, voters will be asked, “Should Scotland be an independent country". If this referendum were held today, do you think you would vote "Yes” or "No"?

  • 09 March 2014: TNS-BMRB survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 1019 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question: 'There will be a referendum on Scottish Independence on the 18th of September 2014. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 14 March 2014: Panelbase survey for Newsnet with 1022 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question: 'There will be a referendum on Scottish Independence on the 18th of September 2014. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 21 March 2014: ICM survey for Scotland on Sunday with 1010 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question wording 'As you may know, a referendum on independence will be held in Scotland on 18 September 2014. Voters will be asked, “Should Scotland be an independent country". Do you think you will vote "Yes" or "No"?'

  • 24 March 2014: YouGov survey for The Times with 1072 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    Don't know consists of 1% 'Would not vote' and 10 % 'Don't know'.

  • 02 April 2014: TNS-BMRB survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 988 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question: 'There will be a referendum on Scottish Independence on the 18th of September 2014. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 04 April 2014: Panelbase survey for Wings Over Scotland with 1025 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full wording: 'There will be a referendum on an independent Scotland on the 18th of September. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 07 April 2014: Survation survey for Daily Record with 1006 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Exact Question: In the referendum, voters will be asked, “Should Scotland be an independent country". If this referendum were held today, do you think you would vote "Yes” or "No"?

  • 09 April 2014: Panelbase survey for Yes Scotland with 1024 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full wording: 'There will be a referendum on an independent Scotland on the 18th of September. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 15 April 2014: Survation survey for The Sunday Post with 1001 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    In the referendum, voters will be asked, Should Scotland be an independent country If this referendum were held today, do you think you would vote Yes or No.

  • 16 April 2014: ICM survey for Scotland on Sunday with 1004 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    As you may know, a referendum on independence will be held in Scotland on 18 September 2014. Voters will be asked, “Should Scotland be an independent country". Do you think you will vote "Yes” or "No"?

  • 28 April 2014: YouGov survey for C4 news with 1208 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    Don't Knows consists of 2% would not vote and 10% Don't Know

  • 02 May 2014: TNS-BMRB survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 996 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question: 'There will be a referendum on Scottish Independence on the 18th of September 2014. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 08 May 2014: Progressive Scottish Opinion survey for Sunday Mail with 1301 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    Do you believe Scotland should become an independent country? (Response categories: Yes, I do; No, I don't)

  • 12 May 2014: Survation survey for Daily Record with 1003 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Exact Question: In the referendum, voters will be asked, “Should Scotland be an independent country". If this referendum were held today, do you think you would vote "Yes” or "No"?

  • 14 May 2014: Panelbase survey for The Sunday Times with 1046 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full wording: 'There will be a referendum on an independent Scotland on the 18th of September. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 15 May 2014: ICM survey for Scotland on Sunday with 1003 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    In the referendum on independence for Scotland on on 18 September 2014. Voters will be asked, “Should Scotland be an independent country". Do you think you will vote "Yes” or "No"?

  • 28 May 2014: TNS-BMRB survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 1011 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Question wording: There will be a referendum on Scottish Independence on the 18th of September 2014. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

  • 01 June 2014: Ipsos Mori survey for STV with 1003 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Figures based on those who say they are certain to vote.

  • 10 June 2014: Survation survey for Daily Record with 1004 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Exact Question: In the referendum, voters will be asked, “Should Scotland be an independent country". If this referendum were held today, do you think you would vote "Yes” or "No"?

  • 11 June 2014: Panelbase survey for Yes Scotland with 1060 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full wording: 'There will be a referendum on an independent Scotland on the 18th of September. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 12 June 2014: ICM survey for Scotland on Sunday with 1002 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    In the referendum on independence for Scotland on on 18 September 2014. Voters will be asked, “Should Scotland be an independent country". Do you think you will vote "Yes” or "No"?

  • 16 June 2014: YouGov survey for The Sun with 1039 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    Don't Knows include 2% who say they would not vote.

  • 23 June 2014: TNS-BMRB survey for Sir Tom Hunter with 1004 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Question wording: There will be a referendum on Scottish Independence on the 18th of September 2014. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

  • 29 June 2014: YouGov survey for The Times with 1206 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    Don't Knows include 2% who say they would not vote

  • 30 June 2014: ICM survey for Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change with 2063 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

  • 08 July 2014: Survation survey for Daily Record with 1013 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Exact Question: In the referendum, voters will be asked, “Should Scotland be an independent country". If this referendum were held today, do you think you would vote "Yes” or "No"?

  • 09 July 2014: TNS-BMRB survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 995 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Question wording: There will be a referendum on Scottish Independence on the 18th of September 2014. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

  • 11 July 2014: ICM survey for Scotland on Sunday with 1002 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    In the referendum on independence for Scotland on on 18 September 2014. Voters will be asked, “Should Scotland be an independent country". Do you think you will vote "Yes” or "No"?

  • 22 July 2014: Panelbase survey for The Sunday Times with 1041 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full wording: 'There will be a referendum on an independent Scotland on the 18th of September. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 01 August 2014: Survation survey for The Mail on Sunday with 1000 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Exact Question: In the referendum, voters will be asked, “Should Scotland be an independent country". If this referendum were held today, do you think you would vote "Yes” or "No"?

  • 03 August 2014: Ipsos Mori survey for STV with 1006 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Figures based on those who say they are certain to vote.

  • 07 August 2014: Survation survey for Daily Mail with 1010 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

  • 07 August 2014: YouGov survey for Scottish Sun with 1142 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Don't Knows include 2% who say they would not vote

  • 07 August 2014: TNS-BMRB survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 1003 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Question wording: There will be a referendum on Scottish Independence on the 18th of September 2014. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

  • 13 August 2014: ICM survey for Scotland on Sunday with 1005 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

  • 15 August 2014: Panelbase survey for Yes Scotland with 1026 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full wording: 'There will be a referendum on an independent Scotland on the 18th of September. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 15 August 2014: YouGov survey for The Times with 1085 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Don't Knows include 2% who say they would not vote

  • 28 August 2014: Survation survey for Daily Mail with 1001 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Exact Question: In the referendum, voters will be asked, “Should Scotland be an independent country". If this referendum were held today, do you think you would vote "Yes” or "No"?

  • 01 September 2014: YouGov survey for The Times and The Sun with 1063 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question 'There will be a referendum on September 18th on Scotland's future and this is the question. How will you vote? Should Scotland be an independent country?'. Don't know figure includes 2% 'would not vote'.

  • 04 September 2014: Panelbase survey for Yes Scotland with 1042 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full wording: 'There will be a referendum on an independent Scotland on the 18th of September. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 04 September 2014: TNS-BMRB survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 990 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    There will be a referendum on Scottish Independence on the 18th of September 2014. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

  • 05 September 2014: YouGov survey for The Sunday Times with 1084 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question 'There will be a referendum on September 18th on Scotland's future and this is the question. How will you vote? Should Scotland be an independent country?'. Don't know figure includes 1% 'would not vote'.

  • 09 September 2014: Survation survey for Daily Record with 1000 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

  • 11 September 2014: YouGov survey for The Times and The Sun with 1268 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question 'There will be a referendum on September 18th on Scotland's future and this is the question. How will you vote? Should Scotland be an independent country?'. Don't know figure includes 2% 'would not vote'.

  • 11 September 2014: ICM survey for The Guardian with 1000 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    In the referendum on independence for Scotland on on 18 September 2014. Voters will be asked, “Should Scotland be an independent country". Do you think you will vote "Yes” or "No"? Unlike other ICM polls, this was conducted by telephone

  • 11 September 2014: Opinium survey for The Observer with 1055 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    There will be a referendum on September 18th on Scotland’s future and this is the question: ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ How will you vote? Based only those 10/10 certain to vote

  • 12 September 2014: Survation survey for Better Together with 927 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full wording: In the referendum, voters will be asked, Should Scotland be an independent country? If this referendum were held today, do you think you would vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’?; 3% of respondents who refused to answer removed from denominator. Note that this poll, unlike Survation's other polls, were conducted by phone,

  • 12 September 2014: ICM survey for The Sunday Telegraph with 705 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

  • 14 September 2014: Panelbase survey for The Sunday Times with 1014 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full wording: There will be a referendum on an independent Scotland on the 18th of September. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

  • 15 September 2014: Opinium survey for Daily Telegraph with 1156 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question: There will be a referendum on September 18th on Scotland’s future and this is the question: ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ How will you vote? Based only on those 10/10 certain to vote.

  • 16 September 2014: ICM survey for Scotsman with 1175 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full wording: In the referendum on independence for Scotland on 18th September 2014 voters will be asked, 'Should Scotland be an independent country'. Do you think you will vote Yes or No?

  • 16 September 2014: Survation survey for Daily Mail with 1000 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

  • 16 September 2014: Ipsos Mori survey for STV with 1405 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Figures represent combined answers to main question 'How will you vote in response to the following question - Should Scotland be an independent country?' and follow up question 'Which way are you most inclined to vote?' which was asked of those who are undecided.

  • 17 September 2014: Panelbase survey for Self-Funded or Unknown with 1004 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question: There will be a referendum on an independent Scotland on the 18th of September. How do you intend to vote in response to the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

  • 17 September 2014: Survation survey for Daily Record with 1266 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

  • 17 September 2014: YouGov survey for The Times and The Sun with 3237 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

    Full question: 'There will be a referendum on September 18th on Scotland's future and this is the question. How will you vote? Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • 17 September 2014: Ipsos Mori survey for London Evening Standard with 991 respondents, 16 and older.    Further info

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