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 […]




Ipsos MORI – Low Yes Vote But Little Change

3rd March 2014 Comment The Scottish independence referendum

The latest Ipsos MORI poll for STV of referendum vote intentions was released this afternoon. For the most part it represents disappointing news for the Yes side, though it upholds the suggestion that the currency intervention has had little impact on the balance of public opinion. Amongst those certain to vote (the opinions of whom […]


200 Days To Go

2nd March 2014 Comment The Scottish independence referendum

Today sees the latest of those little anniversaries that are being used to punctuate the long referendum campaign. The latest milestone is that it is 200 days to go to polling day on September 18th. The occasion has been marked by one new poll of referendum voting intentions in Scotland (together with a poll of […]




Racing Ahead Online: Catching Up Offline?

21st February 2014 Comment The Scottish independence referendum

Last November, we observed that the ‘Yes’ side had a more visible and active online presence than the No’ camp. Since our last blog on this subject, the referendum campaign has intensified considerably, thanks not least to the launch of the Scottish Government’s White Paper on independence at the end of November 2013, the row […]


First Post Currency Row Poll Shows No Boost For No

20th February 2014 Comment The Scottish independence referendum

There are two new polls out this morning.  Only one, however,from Survation for the Daily Mail, was conducted after last week’s co-ordinated announcement that Scotland would not be allowed to share the pound with the rest of the UK, an announcement that the No side hoped would bring them a significant boost.  The other, from […]