Scottish Social Attitudes reading

Briefing papers

Read the latest findings on the 2014 Scottish Social Attitudes survey

Findings from the 2013 Scottish Social Attitudes survey

Other Scottish Social Attitudes survey reports on attitudes to independence and devolution.

Scottish Government reports

Scottish Social Attitudes is not a Scottish Government survey but every year some of the questions are funded by them. Here are the most recent reports on these.

Academic articles and books based on Scottish Social Attitudes data

Bromley, C., Curtice, J., Hinds, K. and Park, A. (eds) (2003), Devolution: Scottish Answers to Scottish Questions? Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Curtice, J. (2008), ‘How firm are the Foundations? Public Attitudes towards the Union in 2007’, in Devine, T. (ed.) Scotland and the Union 1707-2007, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Curtice, J. (2009), ‘Is there an English backlash? Reactions to devolution’, in Park, A., Curtice, J., Thomson, K., Philllips, M. and Clery, E. (eds), British Social Attitudes: the 25th Report, London: Sage.

Curtice, J. (2014), ‘Can Scotland and the rest of the UK get along?’, in Park, A., Bryson, C. and Curtice, J. (eds), British Social Attitudes: the 31st report, London: NatCen Research. Available at http://www.bsa.natcen.ac.uk/latest-report/british-social-attitudes-31/scotland/introduction.aspx

Curtice, J. (2014), ‘Independence Referendum: A question of identity, economics or equality?’, Park, A., Bryson, C. and Curtice, J. (eds), British Social Attitudes: the 31st report, London: NatCen Research. Available at http://www.bsa.natcen.ac.uk/latest-report/british-social-attitudes-31/independence-referendum/introduction.aspx

Curtice, J., Devine, P. and Ormston, R. (2013), ‘Identities and Constitutional Preferences across the UK’, in A. Park, C. Bryson, E. Clery, J. Curtice and M. Phillips (eds), British Social Attitudes: the 30th report, London: NatCen Social Research. Available at http://www.bsa.natcen.ac.uk/latest-report/british-social-attitudes-30/devolution/introduction.aspx

Curtice, J., McCrone, D., McEwen, N., Marsh, M. and Ormston, R. (2009), Revolution or Evolution? The 2007 Scottish Elections, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009.

Curtice, J. and Ormston, R. (2011), ‘So who is winning the debate? Constitutional preferences
in Scotland after four years of nationalist government’, Scottish Affairs, 74: 24-44.

Curtice, J. and Ormston, R. (2012), ‘The state of the Union: Public opinion and the Scottish Question’, in Park, A., Clery, E., Curtice, J., Phillips, M., and Utting, D. (eds), British Social Attitudes: the 29th report, London: NatCen Social Research. Available at http://www.bsa.natcen.ac.uk/latest-report/british-social-attitudes-29/scottish-independence/introduction.aspx

Ormston, R. and Curtice, J. (2010), 'Resentment or Contentment? Attitudes towards the Union 10 years on', In Park, A., Curtice, J., Clery, E. and Bryson, C. (eds), British Social Attitudes: the 27th Report - Exploring Labour's legacy, London: Sage.

Paterson, L., Brown, A., Curtice, J., Hinds, K., McCrone, D., Park, A., Sproston, K., and Surridge, P. (2001), New Scotland, New Politics? Edinburgh: Polygon.

Scottish Affairs 23:1 (2014): Special Issue based on Scottish Social Attitudes data. Available at http://www.euppublishing.com/toc/scot/23/1