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COVID 19 Public attitudes research: FOI release

Published: 23 Jul 2021

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
23 Jul 2021
COVID 19 Public attitudes research: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100216794
Date received: 24 Jun 2021
Date responded: 21 Jul 2021
Information requested

 Details of

1) any polling conducted by the Scottish Government regarding coronavirus including (but not limited to) since March 2021

2) the names of suppliers of the polling and

3) the cost of each poll.

4) Copies of results of such polls including full data tables provided by suppliers.

Response

1. Public attitudes research on Coronavirus.

Seventeen surveys were commissioned from YouGov, and the costs are as follows:

02/03/2021

£10,348

09/03/2021

£9,435

16/03/2021

£10,957

22/03/2021

£9,435

29/03/2021

£9,130

05/04/2021

£9,130

02/03/2021

£10,348

12/04/2021

£9,435

19/04/2021

£10,043

26/04/2021

£9,739

03/05/2021

£9,435

10/05/2021

£8,826

17/05/2021

£9,435

24/05/2021

£10,043

31/05/2021

£10,348

14/06/2021

£10,348

28/06/2021

£8,826

The published data tables to cover up to w/c 14 June can be found here: Public attitudes to coronavirus: weekly tracker - data tables - gov.scot (www.gov.scot). The later results will be published in the next few months.

2. Transport Scotland – COVID-19 Public Attitudes Survey
Transport Scotland commissioned 5 waves of survey research about attitudes to public transport (waves 14-18 of the Transport Scotland COVID-19 Public Attitudes Survey). This work was carried out by AECOM and the 5 waves of research since march (waves 14-18) cost £45,592.85 (£9118.57 per wave) excl. VAT

The published data are available at: Publications (transport.gov.scot)

3. Research into wellbeing
One wave of telephone research was undertaken in March 2021 by Ipsos Mori Scotland. This wave of research (wave 3) was commissioned under a contract for two waves of research (Waves 2 and 3 of this study), and cost £70,000 excl VAT for the two waves of research.

The report from this research is available here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on wellbeing: wave 3 - survey summary - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

And the contractor tables are available here: https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/ct/news/documents/2021-06/20-094029-01 Wellbeing W3 Report v2_PUBLIC %281%29.pdf

4. Climate Change research
Research carried out on 15th-23rd March about attitudes towards climate change included a reference to COVID-19 in one of the questions. The survey was carried out by JRS and we are not able to provide broken down cost for a bigger survey that was designed to look at other things. The information from the question has not been previously published, but is attached.

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