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

Field work dates: 18 June 2000 - 18 March 2020
Data from: Scotland
Results from: 13 polls

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Results for: Should the government increase taxes and spending, reduce taxes and spending, or keep them the same?
Fieldwork end date
Pollster
18 March 2020
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
28 February 2018
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31 January 2016
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31 August 2014
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31 October 2013
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4 October 2010
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 September 2009
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21 January 2007
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
17 December 2004
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 October 2003
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 October 2002
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 November 2001
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
4 November 2000
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
Reduce taxes - spend less on health, education and benefits4%2%4%4%6%7%5%6%5%3%3%3%4%
Keep taxes and spending as now37%34%46%48%48%50%54%46%35%35%33%30%39%
Increase taxes - spend more on health, education and benefits56%58%47%44%42%41%38%42%57%59%61%64%55%
None of these3%6%2%3%3%2%3%5%3%3%3%3%2%

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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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