Should the Scottish Parliament increase or reduce welfare spending?

Field work dates: 12 January 2015 - 16 January 2015
Data from: Scotland
Results from: 1 poll

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Results for: Should the Scottish Parliament increase or reduce welfare spending?
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16 January 2015
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Provide a more generous approach to benefits than is currently in place31%
Try to cut the cost of the benefits system41%
Maintain spending on benefits at existing levels28%

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    Under proposals contained in the cross-party Smith Commission agreement, the Scottish Parliament will gain responsibility for key elements of the benefits system, including Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance and Carer's Allowance. It will also be able to vary housing benefit, create new benefits or top up others. Which of the following statements would you agree with most? TheScottish Parliament should try to provide a more generous approach to benefits than is currently in place. TheScottish Parliament should try to cut the cost of the benefits system. TheScottish Parliament should maintain spending on benefits at existing levels.

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