Do you think the government should spend more or less on benefits for unemployed people?

Field work dates: 7 May 1999 - 31 October 2013
Data from: Scotland
Results from: 2 polls

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Results for: Do you think the government should spend more or less on benefits for unemployed people?
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31 October 2013
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
12 August 1999
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
Spend much more2%3%
Spend more19%23%
Spend the same as now35%46%
Spend less37%25%
Spend much less7%3%

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Some people think that there should be more government spending on social security, while other people disagree. For each of the groups I read out please say whether you would like to see more or less government spending on them than now. Bear in mind that if you want more spending, this would probably mean that you would have to pay more taxes. If you want less spending, this would probably mean paying less taxes. Firstly, ...READ OUT.... benefits for unemployed people: would you like to see more or less government spending than now?

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