Summary: Religion and Local Government
- In 2016, the percentage of adults who agreed that their council provided high quality services was slightly higher for Other Religion (48%) compared to Christians(46%) and No Religion (43%).
- A slightly higher proportion of those of Other Religion (34%) agreed that they could influence decisions affecting their local area compared to Christians (24%) and No Religion (22%).
Source: Scottish Household Survey (2016)
A Public Appointment is an appointment to the board of any of the public bodies across Scotland - either as a member, or as the chair. The board's role is to provide leadership, direction and guidance, it is not involved in the day-to-day running of the public body.
- In the public appointments rounds for 2016, 4.7% of applicants declared that they belong to a non-Christian religion or belief with 2.0% being appointed.
Source: Scottish Government's website for Public Appointments
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