Should the government increase taxes and spending, reduce taxes and spending, or keep them the same?

Field work dates: 1 January 2000 - 1 January 2014
Data from: Scotland
Results from: 10 polls

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Results for: Should the government increase taxes and spending, reduce taxes and spending, or keep them the same?
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1 January 2014
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2013
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1 January 2010
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1 January 2009
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1 January 2006
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1 January 2004
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2003
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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)
Reduce taxes - spend less on health, education and benefits4%6%7%5%6%5%3%3%3%4%
Keep taxes and spending as now48%48%49%53%45%35%34%32%30%39%
Increase taxes - spend more on health, education and benefits44%42%40%37%41%56%58%60%63%54%
None of these3%3%2%3%5%3%3%3%3%2%
Don't know1%1%1%2%3%1%2%2%1%1%
Refused0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%

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Suppose the government had to choose between the three options on this card. Which do you think it should choose? Reduce taxes and spend less on health, education and social benefits; keep taxes and spending on these services at the same level as now; increase taxes and spend more on health, education and social benefits.

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