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Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2014: Public Attitudes to Sectarianism in Scotland

Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2014: Public Attitudes to Sectarianism in Scotland

Friday, February 20, 2015

ISBN: 9781785441059

This report sets out key findings from the 2014 Scottish Social Attitudes survey (SSA) on public attitudes to sectarianism in Scotland.

Executive Summary

This report presents findings from the Scottish Social Attitudes survey (SSA) on public attitudes to sectarianism in Scotland. The survey entailed 1,500 interviews with respondents selected using random probability sampling to ensure that the results are robust and representative of the Scottish population. The study explored attitudes and beliefs in relation to a number of issues including: religion and football ties; general perceptions of sectarian prejudice and discrimination in Scotland; perceptions of responsibility for sectarianism (and who is best placed to tackle it); overt and subtle expressions of difference; Loyalist and Irish Republican marches; denominational schools; jokes about religious groups and sectarian language; faith family and friends and personal experiences of religious discrimination or exclusion.