Position on libertarian-authoritarian scale (see notes for details)

Field work dates: 1 January 2000 - 1 January 2011
Data from: Scotland
Results from: 11 polls

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Results for: Position on libertarian-authoritarian scale (see notes for details)
Fieldwork end date
Pollster
1 January 2011
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2010
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2009
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2007
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2006
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2005
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2004
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2003
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2002
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2001
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2000
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 Most libertarian23%23%26%23%22%23%25%25%24%25%23%
214%17%19%17%18%18%18%18%21%19%17%
319%22%22%24%23%24%24%24%22%24%27%
418%18%18%19%20%16%18%17%17%15%17%
5 Most authoritarian26%20%15%17%17%20%14%16%16%16%16%

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Summary position on libertarian-authoritarian scale - derived from responses to 6 questions that ask respondents how much they agree or disagree that (a) Young people today don't have enough respect for traditional British values (b) People who break the law should be given stiffer sentences (c) For some crimes, the death penalty is the most appropriate sentence (d) Schools should teach children to obey authority (e) The law should always be obeyed, even if a particular law is wrong (f) Censorship of films and magazines is necessary to uphold moral standards. Responses to these questions are combined to give an overall position on a libertarian-authoritarian scale. Scores have then been divided into quintiles based on responses from 1999 to 2012.

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