What Scotland Thinks provides impartial, up-to-date information on public attitudes towards how the constituent parts of the UK should and are being governed. It initially tracked opinions on Scottish independence in the lead-up to the September 2014 referendum, but now also covers how England and Wales reckon they should be governed.

The project is currently funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of its research initiative ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’. It is led by Professor John Curtice, Senior Research Fellow at ScotCen Social Research.

Today sees the publication by the Scottish Government of a Scottish Social Attitudes (SSA) report on how attitudes in Scotland towards the devolved and UK-wide institutions have evolved since the… read more


Today the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey reveals the public's views on how Scotland is, and should be, governed.

Writing for @WhatScotsThink, @AlexScholes6 explores 20 years of changing attitudes to Holyrood and Westminster.


Twenty years of changing attitudes towards Holyrood and Westminster


*NEW* Scottish Social Attitudes 2019: Attitudes to government and political engagement

Findings from twenty years of the survey, conducted by @ScotCen since 1999, are published today by @scotgov.

Access the report here: https://gov.scot/publications/scottish-social-attitudes-2019-attitudes-government-political-engagement/ #SSA2019

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