The sources are two weekly online polling surveys, conducted by YouGov and Ipsos MORI. In mid-July the Ipsos MORI survey finished and some questions were transferred to the YouGov weekly survey, to consolidate our data collection across Scottish Government teams and research needs. The YouGov weekly survey continues to run, and is a bespoke commission by Scottish Government. Further information about these sources can be found in Annex A.
This report contains results from 24 March to 25 August 2020, inclusive. Due to the evolving situation and responses to Coronavirus, questions were introduced at different times, or not asked at all waves. Charts in this report have different start dates and intervals to reflect this, with data labels to denote any new data (data collected since 21-22 July). Previously published data are also included in the charts, with dates and data labels at roughly monthly intervals to highlight trends over time. Dates included in the charts denote the fieldwork dates from the wave of the survey that the data point relates to. Fieldwork dates should be kept in mind when interpreting the data.
Throughout this report, the data source used is clearly denoted. Given the differences in methodology it is not possible to make direct comparisons between the two data sources.