Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations: equalities impact assessment (EQIA)

The equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers potential effects of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations 2022 and how it impacts on people with one or more protected characteristics.

Religion and belief

According to latest data published by Scottish Surveys Core Question in 2019,[18] 50% of respondents identified as having "no religion" while 47% identified as Christian ("Church of Scotland", "Roman Catholic" or "other Christian"), 2% as Muslim, and 2% as an "other religion".

Once age was taken into account, in comparison to those with no religious affiliation, a lower proportion of "other" religious groups reported good/very good general health and a higher proportion reported having a limiting long-term condition. "Other Christians" reported a higher level of good/very good general health than the "no religion" reference group.

We have not identified any particular barriers resulting from our policy approach which may affect people with the protected characteristic of religion and belief.



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