More Stability from Panelbase, now for Yes Scotland

10th April 2014 Comment The Scottish independence referendum

In commissioning and publishing the poll from Panelbase that it released this morning (which showed Yes 40%, No 45%, Don’t Know 15%), the Yes Scotland campaign was doubtless hoping to persuade us that it is on the edge of victory in September.  Its press release highlighted the fact that, at 47% (once the Don’t Knows […]


Has The Yes Side’s Progress Stalled?

10th April 2014 Comment The Scottish independence referendum

The first installment of the latest monthly poll to be conducted by Survation for the Daily Record is published today. It gives the Yes side reason to pause for thought, while the No side’s recent apparent nervousness should be steadied a little. The poll puts Yes on 37%, down two points on a month ago, […]



YouGov Reports Its Highest Yes Vote Yet

26th March 2014 Comment How Scotland should be governed

YouGov have so far been amongst the more conservative of the pollsters so far as its estimate of the Yes vote is concerned. Since September, most of its polls have put the Yes vote at between 38 and 40 per cent (once Don’t Knows were excluded). Its estimate of the degree to which the No […]


TNS BMRB Poll Suggests Yes Still Have Plenty To Do

25th March 2014 Comment How Scotland should be governed

TNS BMRB’s latest monthly poll is published this morning. It is in fact relatively old. Interviewing began almost a month ago, and finished as long ago as the 9th of this month. However, that does not mean it should be ignored. The poll puts Yes on 28%, No on 42%. That represents a one point […]



Panelbase Now Also Show Yes Vote Up

20th March 2014 Comment The Scottish independence referendum

One of the curious features of the polling conducted since the publication of the independence White Paper last November, is that the one and only company not to register any subsequent increase in Yes support has been Panelbase, whose results had hitherto consistently been the most favourable to the Yes side.  Of course, given that […]


Seminar in April: Who Will Turn Up – and Who Will Stay At Home?

17th March 2014 Comment Site News

This seminar is the latest in an occasional series of ScotCen/Institute of Governance morning briefings on public attitudes towards Scotland’s constitutional future. Each briefing focuses on public attitudes towards one of the key aspects of the referendum debate, bringing together the evidence of the Scottish Social Attitudes surveys and of commercial opinion polls. They are […]


New Feature for Combining Response Options

13th March 2014 Comment Site News

The eagle eyed among you may have noticed a new feature appear recently on WhatScotlandThinks.org. If you go to any page with a graph or table and scroll down a little, there is now a button called ‘Edit Responses’. Click on this and you will see that it allows you to combine the response categories […]