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Attitudes to Discrimination in Scotland

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ATTITUDES TO DISCRIMINATION IN SCOTLAND

APPENDIX THREE SURVEY QUESTIONS

[PrjDisS]

Generally speaking, do you think there is a great deal of prejudice in Scotland against disabled people, quite a lot, a little, or none at all?

%

A great deal

4.5

Quite a lot

26.6

A little

45.4

None at all

17.4

Don't Know

6.1

Sample size

1665

[PrjWmnS]

And generally speaking, do you think there is a great deal of prejudice in Scotland against women, quite a lot, a little, or none at all?

%

A great deal

1.9

Quite a lot

18.2

A little

45.5

None at all

31.0

Don't Know

3.4

Sample size

1665

[PrjBlas]

And what about people from different racial or ethnic backgrounds, such as black and Asian people? Do you think there is a great deal of prejudice in Scotland against them, quite a lot, a little, or none at all?

%

A great deal

13.7

Quite a lot

42.3

A little

32.0

None at all

8.5

Don't Know

3.5

Sample size

1665

[PrjGMLS]

And what about gay men and lesbians? Do you think there is a great deal of prejudice in Scotland against them, quite a lot, a little, or none at all?

%

A great deal

10.7

Quite a lot

38.0

A little

32.8

None at all

9.3

Don't Know

9.1

Sample size

1665

[EqualDis]

Now I want to ask about some changes that have been happening in Scotland over the years.

For each one, please tell me whether you think it has gone too far, or not gone far enough.

How about attempts to give equal opportunities to disabled people in Scotland?

%

Gone much too far

0.3

Gone too far

2.3

About right

33.9

Not gone far enough

53.0

Not gone nearly far enough

4.8

Don't know

5.6

Sample size

1665

[EqualWmn]

And have attempts to give equal opportunities to women in Scotland gone too far or not gone far enough?

%

Gone much too far

0.6

Gone too far

5.8

About right

48.4

Not gone far enough

38.6

Not gone nearly far enough

2.8

Don't know

3.9

Sample size

1665

[EqualBlA]

And have attempts to give equal opportunities to people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds in Scotland, such as black people and Asians, gone too far or not gone far enough?

%

Gone much too far

2.7

Gone too far

15.4

About right

32.0

Not gone far enough

37.6

Not gone nearly far enough

3.5

Don't know

8.7

Sample size

1665

[EqualGML]

And have attempts to give equal opportunities to gay men and lesbians in Scotland gone too far or not gone far enough?

%

Gone much too far

4.3

Gone too far

14.3

About right

38.3

Not gone far enough

23.7

Not gone nearly far enough

2.5

Don't know

16.9

Refused/Not answered

0.1

Sample size

1665

[CnclLang]

I'm now going to ask you about some things which some people say local councils in Scotland should be providing for their residents, but others believe are a waste of taxpayers' money.

Using this card please tell me whether you think local councils should publish information about their services in other languages for people who don't speak English very well, or do you think this is a waste of money?

%

Councils should publish information about services in other languages

58.9

Publishing information about services in other languages is a waste of money

35.3

Depends

4.2

Don't know

1.6

Sample size

1665

[CnclWwrk]

And using this card please tell me whether you think councils should give money to organisations and groups in their area which help women find work, or do you think this is a waste of money?

%

Councils should give money to groups which help women find work

62.0

Giving money to groups which help women find work is a waste of money

30.1

Depends

5.7

Don't know

2.3

Sample size

1665

[CnclGML]

And using this card please tell me whether you think councils should give money to organisations and groups in their area which offer support to gay men and lesbians, or do you think this is a waste of money?

%

Councils should give money to groups which support gay men and lesbians,

29.7

Giving money to groups which support gay men and lesbians is a waste of money,

60.0

Depends

5.2

Don't know

5.0

Refused/Not answered

0.1

Sample size

1665

[SayMore]

On this card are some groups who some people think should have more say in decisions about how Scotland is run. How about you? Do you think any of these groups should have more say in how Scotland is run, or are things fine as they are?

PROBE: Any others?

%

Disabled people

22.4

Women

13.7

Ethnic minorities

9.1

Gay men and lesbians

2.4

They should all have more say

11.1

Things are fine as they are

56.3

Sample size

1665

[MSPGend]

I'd now like you to think about the kind of person you would like to have as your local MSP, that is your Member of the Scottish Parliament. Leaving aside what party they were in, would you prefer to have a male MSP, a female MSP, or, would you not mind either way?

%

a male MSP

3.7

a female MSP

2.5

or, would you not mind either way?

93.6

Don't know

0.1

Refused/Not answered

0.1

Sample size

1665

[MSPBlA]

Still leaving aside what party they were in, would you prefer to have a black or Asian MSP, a white MSP, or, would you not mind either way?

%

a black or Asian MSP

0.5

a white MSP

10.7

or, would you not mind either way?

88.5

Don't know

0.2

Refused/Not answered

0.1

Sample size

1665

[MSPGML]

Still leaving aside what party they were in, would you prefer to have an openly gay or lesbian MSP,

an MSP who is not openly gay or lesbian, or, would you not mind either way?

%

an openly gay or lesbian MSP

2.2

an MSP who is not openly gay or lesbian

17.5

or, would you not mind either way?

78.6

Don't know

1.5

Refused/Not answered

0.2

Sample size

1665

[MSPDis]

Still leaving aside what party they were in, would you prefer to have a disabled MSP, an MSP who is not disabled, or, would you not mind either way?

%

a disabled MSP

1.1

an MSP who is not disabled

3.5

or, would you not mind either way?

94.8

Don't know

0.4

Refused/Not answered

0.1

Sample size

1665

[OmarEth]

Do you think that most people in Scotland would mind or not mind if one of their close relatives were to marry someone from a different racial or ethnic background?

IF 'WOULD MIND': A lot or a little?

%

Would mind a lot

20.3

Would mind a little

32.0

Would not mind

36.3

Depends

5.8

Don't know

5.6

Sample size

1665

[SmarEth]

And you personally? Would you mind or not mind?

%

Would mind a lot

7.1

Would mind a little

9.6

Would not mind

78.1

Depends

4.6

Don't know

0.7

Sample size

1665

[GayMRel]

Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for two men to have a sexual relationship?

Please choose a phrase from this card.

%

Always wrong

28.7

Mostly wrong

12.4

Sometimes wrong

7.2

Rarely wrong

5.1

Not wrong at all

39.5

Depends / varies

3.2

Don't know

3.7

Refused / Not answered

0.3

Sample size

1665

[LesbRel]

And do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for two women to have a sexual relationship?

Please choose a phrase from this card.

%

Always wrong

27.3

Mostly wrong

13.0

Sometimes wrong

7.7

Rarely wrong

4.4

Not wrong at all

40.5

Depends / varies

3.3

Don't know

3.6

Refused / Not answered

0.3

Sample size

1665

[DisComon]

Taking all things into account, how much do you think disabled people in Scotland have in common with people who are not disabled?

Please choose a phrase from this card.

%

A great deal

24.8

Quite a lot

34.2

Some

22.1

Not very much

15.3

Nothing at all

0.6

Don't know

3.1

Sample size

1665

[EthComon]

And taking all things into account, how much do you think people from black and Asian backgrounds in Scotland have in common with people from white backgrounds?

Please choose a phrase from this card.

%

A great deal

11.9

Quite a lot

26.3

Some

30.5

Not very much

25.0

Nothing at all

2.2

Don't know

4.0

Sample size

1665

[GMLComon]

And taking all things into account, how much do you think gay men and lesbians in Scotland

have in common with people who are not gay or lesbian?

Please choose a phrase from this card.

%

A great deal

17.5

Quite a lot

29.6

Some

21.8

Not very much

18.5

Nothing at all

5.3

Don't know

7.3

Sample size

1665

[MWComon]

And taking all things into account, how much do you think people men and women in Scotland have in common with each other?

Please choose a phrase from this card.

%

A great deal

30.2

Quite a lot

44.6

Some

15.2

Not very much

6.6

Nothing at all

1.0

Don't know

2.5

Sample size

1665

[PrejOkay]

Which of the statements on this card comes closest to your own view...Scotland should do everything it can to get rid of all kinds of prejudice, or, sometimes there is good reason for people to be prejudiced against certain groups?

%

Scotland should do everything it can to get rid of all kinds of prejudice

68.4

or, sometimes there is good reason for people to be prejudiced against certain groups?

26.3

Depends

4.0

Don't know

1.3

Sample size

1665

[Prefliv2]

Would you rather live in an area…

PLEASE TICK ONE BOX ONLY

%

With lots of different kinds of people

36.7

Where most people are similar to you

46.4

Can't choose

16.8

Refused/Not answered

0.1

Sample size

1507

How well do you think people from the following groups would be suited to the job of being a primary school teacher?

PLEASE TICK ONE BOX ON EACH LINE

How suitable are…

Very suitable

Fairly suitable

Neither suitable nor unsuitable

Fairly unsuitable

Very unsuitable

Can't choose

N/A

[Teachmen]a. …men for the job of primary school teacher?

41.3

36.7

14.2

2.6

0.3

4.0

0.9

[Teachwmn]b. …women for the job of primary school teacher?

66.5

20.9

9.2

0.2

0.3

2.2

0.7

[Teachdis]c. …wheelchair users for the job or primary school teacher?

24.2

36.7

19.8

9.3

2.2

6.5

1.3

[Teachgml]d. ….gay men and lesbians for the job of primary school teacher?

20.6

22.1

21.2

9.3

18.0

7.9

0.8

Sample size: 1507

Please tick one box for each statement below to show how much you agree or disagree with it.

PLEASE TICK ONE BOX FOR EACH LINE

Agree strongly

Agree

Neither agree nor disagree

Disagree

Disagree strongly

Can't choose

N/A

[Disprejs]a. The main problem faced by disabled people at work is other people's prejudice, not their own lack of ability.

19.7

49.8

15.5

8.4

0.6

5.0

1.0

[Disshpss]b. Shops and banks should be forced to make themselves easier for disabled people to use, even if this leads to higher prices.

23.7

53.0

13.9

6.6

0.3

1.6

0.9

[Ethtakjb]c. People from ethnic minorities take jobs away from other people in Scotland.

4.8

15.3

32.0

33.7

8.8

4.0

1.3

[Ethgivsk]d. People from ethnic minorities provide Scotland with much needed skills.

4.9

29.7

40.7

15.7

2.7

5.1

1.2

[Sexrole]e. A man's job is to earn money; a woman's job is to look after the home and family.

3.3

7.9

14.8

36.9

34.9

1.6

0.7

Sample size: 1507

Please tick one box for each statement below to show how much you agree or disagree with it.

PLEASE TICK ONE BOX FOR EACH LINE

Agree strongly

Agree

Neither agree nor disagree

Disagree

Disagree strongly

Can't choose

N/A

[Gmlmarry]a. Gay or lesbian couples should have the right to marry one another if they want to.

9.5

31.2

24.0

17.0

12.5

4.9

0.9

[Lescpar]b. A lesbian couple are as capable of being good parents as a man and a woman.

8.9

28.9

21.9

21.7

11.7

6.0

1.0

[Gaycpar]c. A gay male couple are just as capable of being good parents as a man and a woman.

7.9

24.3

21.4

24.1

15.2

6.3

1.0

Sample size: 1507

Do you personally know anyone who is disabled?

PLEASE TICK AS MANY BOXES AS APPLY TO YOU

No, I don't know any disabled people

18.8

[kdisnot]

Yes - a member of my family

30.4

[kdisrel]

Yes - a friend I know fairly well

28.4

[kdispal]

Yes - someone I do not know very well

19.8

[kdisaqqu]

Yes - someone at my work

9.2

[kdiswork]

Yes - someone else

13.5

[kdiselse]

Not sure

3.9

[kdisnsur]

Sample size: 1507

Do you personally know anyone who is from a different racial or ethnic background to you?

PLEASE TICK AS MANY BOXES AS APPLY TO YOU

No, I don't know anyone from a different racial or ethnic background to me

26.3

[kethnot]

Yes - a member of my family

6.4

[kethrel]

Yes - a friend I know fairly well

27.9

[kethpal]

Yes - someone I do not know very well

23.3

[kethaqqu]

Yes - someone at my work

17.7

[kethwork]

Yes - someone else

16.1

[kethelse]

Not sure

4.5

[kethnsur]

Sample size: 1507

Do you personally know anyone who is gay or lesbian?

PLEASE TICK AS MANY BOXES AS APPLY TO YOU

No, I don't know anyone from a different racial or ethnic background to me

26.3

[kethnot]

Yes - a member of my family

6.4

[kethrel]

Yes - a friend I know fairly well

27.9

[kethpal]

Yes - someone I do not know very well

23.3

[kethaqqu]

Yes - someone at my work

17.7

[kethwork]

Yes - someone else

16.1

[kethelse]

Not sure

4.5

[kethnsur]

Sample size: 1507