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Public attitudes to coronavirus: October update

Published: 9 Oct 2020

High level findings from recent polling work on public attitudes to the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland.

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Public attitudes to coronavirus: October update
Annex A: Sample sizes

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Annex A: Sample sizes

The Ipsos MORI sample is broadly representative of the adult population aged 16-74. Data is weighted to reflect the age and gender profile of the Scottish population aged 16-74. Waves 10 and 11 were run as boosts on the Ipsos MORI Global Advisor survey. The sample size for these waves also includes respondents living in Scotland from the UK sample of that survey. From Wave 12 onwards, a separate survey of 500 people in Scotland was run by Ipsos MORI Scotland, though a number of questions continue to mirror questions asked globally.

YouGov results are based on a sample of c.1,000 adults 18+ across Scotland at each wave. YouGov apply weighting to the data to match the population profile to adjust for any over/under representations and to maximise consistency from wave to wave. Parameters used include age, gender, social class, region and level of education.

Table 2: Fieldwork information

Name

Sample size

Age group

Field dates

Ipsos MORI Global Advisor

Scotland:

Wave 5: 568 Wave 6: 668 Wave 7: 652 Wave 8: 665 Wave 9: 658

Wave 10: 659 Wave 11: 684 Wave 12-21: 500

16-74

Wave 5: 19th – 21st March

Wave 6: 26th – 28th March

Wave 7: 2nd – 4th April

Wave 8: 9th – 12th April

Wave 9: 16th – 19th April

Wave 10: 26th – 28th April Wave 11: 1st – 3rd May

Wave 12: 8th – 11th May

Wave 13: 15th – 18th May Wave 14: 22nd – 25th May

Wave 15: 29th May – 1 June

Wave 16: 5th – 8th June

Wave 17: 12th – 15th June

Wave 18: 19th – 22nd June

Wave 19: 26th – 29th June

Wave 20: 3rd – 6th July

Wave 21: 10th – 13th July

YouGov weekly survey

Wave 1: 912 Wave 2: 1039 Wave 3: 1002 Wave 4: 1002 Wave 5: 1042

Wave 6: 1011 Wave 7: 1036 Wave 8: 1007 Wave 9: 1037 Wave 10: 1004

Wave 11: 1048

Wave 12: 1004

Wave 13: 1026

Wave 14: 1003

Wave 15: 1005

Wave 16: 1012

Wave 17: 1006

Wave 18: 1001

Wave 19: 1008

Wave 20: 1004

Wave 21: 1012

Wave 22: 1011

Wave 23: 1004

18+

Wave 1: 24-25 March

Wave 2: 31 March – 1 April

Wave 3: 7-8 April

Wave 4: 14-15 April

Wave 5: 21-22 April

Wave 6: 28th – 29th April

Wave 7: 5th – 6th May

Wave 8: 12th – 13th May

Wave 9: 19th – 20th May

Wave 10: 26th – 27th May

Wave 11: 2nd – 3rd June

Wave 12: 9th – 10th June

Wave 13: 16th – 17th June

Wave 14: 23rd – 24th June

Wave 15: 30th June – 1st July

Wave 16: 7th – 8th July

Wave 17: 14th – 15th July

Wave 18: 21st – 22nd July

Wave 19: 28th – 29th July

Wave 20: 4th – 5th Aug

Wave 21: 11th – 12th Aug

Wave 22: 18th – 29th Aug

Wave 23: 25th – 26th Aug

Fieldwork dates cover the period where the bulk of the survey fieldwork was completed.


Contact

Email: covid-19.behaviours@gov.scot