Public attitudes to coronavirus: May summary

This report includes some high level findings from recent polling work on public attitudes to the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland. A report covering earlier survey work was published on 8 May 2020.

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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


Sample size

Age group

Field dates

Ipsos MORI Global Advisor

Wave 10 – 659

Wave 11 – 684

Wave 12 – 500

Wave 13 – 500

Wave 14 – 500


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

YouGov weekly survey

Wave 6 – 1011

Wave 7 – 1036

Wave 8 – 1007

Wave 9 – 1037

Wave 10 – 1004


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

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



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